IEEE Seoul Section History

IEEE Seoul Section History
Established date 1976/02/26
IEEE Region 10
IEEE Council Korea
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Section Backbround

The IEEE Seoul Section is located in Region 10, and was formed as the IEEE Korea Section on 26 February 1976. The section changes its name to the IEEE Seoul Section in 1992. It is represented at the IEEE Korea Council. It took three years to establish a committee moving the Section forward.

Technology Background

The Yi dynasty (1392-1910) established the Telegram Bureau and began the first telegram service in Korea, between Seoul and Inchon in 1885. In the same year the telegram system linking Seoul and Eujoo (a city in the northwest part of Korea, adjacent to China) was built with the technical assistance of the United States. Two years later, the telegram service was extended from Seoul to Busan (a port city in the southeast part of Korea) with the technical assistance of a British engineer Mr. Halifax. In 1902 the intracity telephone service began in Seoul and the intercity telephone service began in Seoul and the intercity telephone service between Seoul and Inchon followed it. The production of automatic telephone exchange system began in 1959. And modern electronic switching system is being introduced nationwide since 1979. The advent of electricity in Korea was in 1887, when two arc light bulbs shone the palace of Yi dynasty. It was 8 years after the first invetion of light bulb by Thomas Edison. The Yi dynasty sent a special envoy to the U.S.A. and made a contact with the Edison Electric Corporation. The Edison Electric Company installed two 3 KW steam power generators in the palace. To meet the increasing demend for electricity, the first hydraulic power station at Bujon dam was built in 1929 (during the Japanese occupation). The division of the South and North Korea after the World War II, and the Korean War brought extreme shortage of electric power in the South. The electrification of the whole area of the nation is made possible in 1970's. The ever increasing demand for electricity and the oil shock accelerated the construction of he first nuclear power plant at Kori in 1976. More nuclear power plants are scheduled for construction.

The first test signal for radio broadcasting was aired in 1924 (during the Japanese occupation), and next year the commercial broadcasting began. As for the television, RCA Corporation demonstrated the CCTV in Seoul for the first time in 1954. Two years later, the first commercial TV broadcating station using NTSC system aired its program. The production of radio receiver by the Korean industry began in 1959 and that of TV receiver (black and white) in 1966. The color television broadcasting had been delayed until 1980, while the color TV receivers had been produced for export prior to that. Now 90% of the households in Korea possess a TV receiver. The railroad transportation service began with the telegraph service in 1885, linking Seoul and a port city, Inchon. The facilities for a street-car was built in 1889 by requesting the technical assistance of Japan, and next year they were open to the public service. To ease the severe traffic congestion, The first subway system across the metropolitan area of Seoul was built in 1975. Three subway lines are under construction.

Section Officers

Kuk Jin Chun, Seoul Section Chair 2007
Year Chair Vice-Chair Secretary Treasurer
1976 Chung H. Lee Song B. Park Myoung S. Ko Myoung S. Ko
1977 Song B. Park Kyong S. Ko Choong-Ki Kim Choong-Ki Kim
1978 Hyoung S. Ko Wook H. Kwon Wook H. Kwon
1979 Myong S Ko Wook H Kwon Wook H Kwon
1980 Johng R Kim Souguil J M Ann Minh Ho Kang Minh Ho Kang
1981 Soguil J M Ann Zang-Hee Cho Chong S Kim Chong S Kim
1982 Zang-Hee Cho Choong-Woong Lee Jae-Kyoon Kim Jae-Kyoon Kim
1983 Zang-Hee Cho Choong W Lee Sang-Yung Shin Sang-Yung Shin
1984 Choong W Lee Sasng-Bae Lee Young S Kwon Young S Kwon
1985 Choong W Lee Sasng-Bae Lee Young S Kwon Young S Kwon
1986 Sang-Bae Lee Chong S Kim Jaihie Kim Jaihie Kim
1987 Sang-Bae Lee Chong S Kim Myoung Ho Lee Myoung Ho Lee
1988 Souguil J M Ann Chang Eon Kang Jong-Soo Choi Jong-Soo Choi
1989 Souguil J M Ann In Chil Lim Hwang-Soo Lee Iickho Song
1990 In Chil Lim C K Un Chang Ho Jeon Hee J Kim
1991 In Chil Lim Choong-Ki Kim Kyu-Ho Park Kyu-Ho Park
1992 Choong-Ki Kim Seungtaik Yang Yong Hoon Lee Ki-Heon Park
1993 Chong S Kim Mignon Park Sang L Min
1994 Chong S Kim Yung Kwon Kim Sang L Min
1995 Yung Kwon Kim Seung H Hong K S Kwak K S Kwak
1996 Seung H Hong Yong Jin Park Kyung S Kwak Kyung S Kwak
1997 Seung H Hong Yong Jin Park Hyung S Kwak Kwang S Yoon
1998 Seung H Hong Yong Jin Park Kyung S Kwak Kwang S Yoon
1999 Yong Jin Park Tae-Won Rhee Kyung S Kwak In Haw Lee
2000 Yong Jin Park Kyun H Tchah Kae Dal Kwack Inhwan Lee
2001 Kyun H Tchah Koeng M Sung Kae Dal Kwack Hanseok Ko
2002 Kyun H Tchah Kwang-Hyung Lee Kae Dal Kwack Hanseok Ko
2003 Kwang-Hyung Lee Sun-Shin An Myungjin Bae Chulhee Lee
2004 Sun-Shin An Kae Dal Kwack Kukjin Chun Chang-Sung Jeong
2005 Jung Sun Kim Kae Dal Kwack Doyeol (David) Ahn Sungchang Lee
2006 Jung Sun Kim Kae Dal Kwack Jong-Soo Seo Jongwhoa Na
2007 Kukjin Chun Chang-Sung Jeong Chulhee Lee Byung G Park
2008 Kae Dal Kwack Chang-Sung Jeong Hang-Bong Kang Inwhee Joe
2009 Kae Dal Kwack Chang-Sung Jeong Hang-Bong Kang Inwhee Joe
2010 Chang-Sung Jeong Chulhee Lee Dae G Jeong Gilsoo Jang
2011 Chang-Sung Jeong Chulhee Lee Dae G Jeong Gilsoo Jang
2012 Chulhee Lee Youngky Kim, Byung G Park Chaewoo Lee Chungyong Lee
2013 Chulhee Lee Youngky Kim, Byung G Park Chaewoo Lee Yongshik Lee
2014 Byung G Park Dae G Jeong, Youngky Kim Cheon Won Choi Suhwan Kim
2015 Dae G Jeong Jong Chang Yi Yoonhee Kim Wookyung Lee
2016 Dae G Jeong Jong Chang Yi Gilsoo Jang Wookyung Lee

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