Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Yeohee Im

Academic Advisor(s): Sergio Verdú
Office: F210 E3 Engineering Quadrangle

My name is Yeohee Im, and I am a second-year graduate student in the department of electrical engineering in Princeton university. I did my undergraduate studies at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), where I graduated in 2013. My major for undergraduate studies was also electrical engineering. The reason I got interested in electrical engineering was because I wanted to study how to apply mathematical theories to technologies. I became particularly interested in signal processing, communication, and information theory, since many useful technologies are invented by them using algebra, probability theory, analysis, and so on. My current research interest is information theory, which is a beautiful theory that quantifies information based on probability theory. This provides fundamental limit on data compression or communication. I would like to be a researcher who dedicates to the development of information theory. I remember the days when I visited Princeton before I started my graduate studies. I could definitely decide to study at Princeton, because I was fascinated by how enthusiastic students are. I saw graduate students enjoying discussion on their research, and I eagerly wanted to be a part of them. On top of that, there are many non-academic activities. I am a member of KGSA (Korean Graduate Student Association), and we frequently gather to socialize and enjoy Korean foods.