Master Juho Lee of Samsung Electronics, Named IEEE Fellow

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Playing a pivotal role in 5G standardization, Master Lee to focus on the commercialization of 5G and advanced research on 6G

Samsung Electronics announced today that Master Juho Lee of Samsung Research, the advanced research & development hub of the company’s SET (End-products) Business, was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest association of technical professionals.


The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed 0.1 percent of the total voting membership. Among the membership, IEEE Fellow is the highest grade and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.


Master Lee is a representative expert of Samsung in the research and standardization of mobile communication technologies. He has made tremendous contributions on 3G, 4G, and 5G over the last 18 years, including incorporation of essential technologies into standards. From February 2003 to August 2008, he was a Vice Chairman of RAN1 working group of 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a global telecommunications standards organization, and led the standardization of 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies.



In developing 5G standards, Master Lee has been representing Samsung and has made a crucial role to set up the standardization plan and to develop detailed standards. The 5G network is currently in the process of commercialization and can be characterized by the ultra-high speed of 20 Gbps, ultra-low latency of 0.001 second, and ultra-reliability of 99.999 percent. Because of these advances, 5G is expected to help provide unprecedented communication quality and create new services such as smart factory and vehicular communication.


Master Lee received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 1993, 1995, and 2000, respectively. He is currently leading the research and standardization of 5G technologies in the Standard Research Team of Samsung Research.


“I am honored to be named IEEE Fellow as the recognition of my contributions during the last 18 years for evolution and standardization of mobile communications from 3G to 5G” said Master Lee. “I will continue to devote myself to the commercialization and further enhancement of 5G technologies as well as advanced research toward 6G.”


Samsung Electronics has other IEEE Fellows who were named in the past years as follows: Vice Chairman and CEO Kinam Kim of DS Division, Executive Vice President Daniel Lee of Samsung Research New York AI Center, and Vice President Jianzhong Zhang of Samsung Research America (SRA).

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