Electrical and Computer Engineering

Il-Min Kim, P.Eng.


Il-Min Kim received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 1996, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Taejon, Korea, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. From July 1997 to Aug. 2001, he worked as a Member of Technical Staff at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI). From October 2001 to August 2002 he was with the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, and from September 2002 to June 2003 he was with the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In July 2003, he joined the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, where he is currently a Professor.

His research interests include machine (deep) learning for various systems (espeically with sensors), wireless sensor networks, IoT, crowd sensing, fog networks, communication security, physical layer security, energy harvesting, compressive sensing, military communications and Radars, and 5th generation (5G) wireless communications systems and beyond. He holds a number of patents either issued or pending in U.S., Japan, Germany, and Korea.

He received a number of awards including a Best Paper Award at UBICOMM 2014, the Best Young Alumnus award from KAIST in 2004, Gold prize of 2001 Samsung International Paper Contest, and Bronze Prize of 1999 IEEE-Korea Section Paper Contest. At Queen's University, he also received many awards including ECE Best Professor Awards in 2016, 2011, 2008, 2006, and 2005. He has served as Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, and Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN) .

He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). He served as Vice-Chair, Programme, for IEEE Kingston Section in 2008.


  • Best Paper Award, UBICOMM 2014
  • ECE Favourite Professor Award, 2016
  • ECE Favourite Professor Award, 2011
  • ECE Favourite Professor Award, 2008
  • ECE Favourite Professor Award, 2006
  • ECE Favourite Professor Award, 2005
  • The Best Young Alumnus Award from KAIST, 2004
  • Gold Prize, Samsung Humantech International Paper Contest, 2001
  • Bronze Prize, IEEE-Korea Section Paper Contest, 1999

Research Interests

  • Machine learning, deep learning, deep reinforcement learning
  • Internet of Things (IoT), wireless sensor networks, crowd sensing networks
  • Big data, smart data
  • Polar coding
  • Energy harvesting
  • Security in (wireless) communications, physical layer security
  • Compressive sensing
  • Military surveillance and Radars
  • 5th generation (5G) wireless communications systems
  • Mobile WiMax (IEEE 802.16x)

Wireless Information Transmission Laboratory

Recent Publications


Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext: 77672
Fax: (613) 533-6615
Email: ilmin.kim@queensu.ca
Office: Walter Light Hall, Room 409, Kingston, ON, Canada, K7L 3N6