He received the B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology , the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . From January 1997 to March 1999 he was Senior Researcher at Korea Telecom (KT). Since 1999, he has been on the faculty at the Korea Advance Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), where he is currently Full Professor with tenure in the School of Electrical Engineering and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He also served as Dean of the Office of Special Projects and Dean of the Office of International Relations, respectively.
Dr. Yoo has been a consultant for many firms and is currently a consultant for the Korean Foundation for Advance Studies (one of the oldest and largest scholarship foundations in Korea). He is also Director of Korea Institute of Electrical Engineers (KIEE) and Director of the Acoustical Society of Korea (ASK). From March 2005 to March 2006, he was a visiting scholar to the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. He is Member of Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. He was on the technical committee member of IEEE machine learning for signal processing society from 2009 to 2011. He had also served as Associated Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2011-2012), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2012-2013), IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (2011-2014). As of Nov. 2015, Dr. Yoo is continuously on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Signal Processing Systems.
with Alan Oppenheim
with Alex Smola
To this date, he has supervised 38 MS and 9 Ph.D students and is currently supervising 5 MS and 8 Ph.D students. He has taught Digital Signal Processing, Digital Speech Processing, Machine learning for a number of years. His current research interests include the application of digital signal processing and machine learning theories in multimedia processing and digital communications. Dr. Yoo was born in Bonn Germany and grew up in Pakistan, Korea, US and UK. He is married and has two sons. He enjoys various outdoor activities and occasionally runs the marathon.