Chung Choo Chung was born in Incheon, Korea, on September 5, 1958. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul National Uni- versity, Seoul, Korea, in 1981 and 1983, respec- tively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1993, all in elec- trical engineering.
From 1983 to 1985, he was a Research Engineer at the Central Research Laboratory, GoldStar (cur- rently LG Electronics), Seoul, where he was engaged in the areas of robotics and copiers. In 1985, he joined the International Procurement Office (IPO), IBM Korea, where he was a Pro- curement and Quality Assurance Associate Engineer until 1987. From 1993 to 1994, he was a Research Associate in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. From 1994 to 1997, he was with Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Korea, where he was a Team Leader and developed a disk drive servo development system. He finished the Samsung Advanced Management Program at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. In 1997, he joined the faculty of Hanyang Uni- versity, Seoul, where he was the Chairman of the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2004 to 2005, the Associate Dean for Planning, College of Engineering, from 2006 to 2008, and has been a Professor since 2007. He was an Associate Editor for the Asian Journal of Control from 2000 to 2002, the Director of the Editorial Board for the Transactions on Control, Automation and Systems Engineering from 2001 to 2002, and the Editor for the International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems from 2003 to 2005. His current research interests include the control areas of robotic systems, auto- motive systems, power systems, lithography systems, and data storage systems, including hard disk drives, optical disk drives, holographic data storage systems, and scanning-probe-microscope-based storage systems.
Prof. Chung is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engi- neers (ASME), the Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems (ICROS), and the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers (KIEE). He is the Program Co-Chair of the International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS) of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE) 2009, Fukuoka, Japan. In 1996, he was selected as one of the Samsung 21st Century Leaders by the Samsung Group. He was an Associate Editor for the 2003 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. He was an Associate Editor and the Co-Chair of Publicity of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress, Korea, 2008. He has chaired numerous sessions and was a member of a number of International Program Committees of various IEEE, ASME, ICROS, SICE, Asian Control Conference (ASCC), and IFAC conferences. Since 2000, he has been the President of the Control Theory Study Society of the ICROS, Korea.