What we do

Can we provide dedicated evacuation plans to individuals in a disaster?

Suppose that a big fire breaks out at a massive shopping complex in which thousands of people are browsing around. People will panic and prominent evacuation exits will soon be overcrowded.
We know by experience that this is not right because such a rush sometimes incurs secondary accidents and also there is no guarantee that those exits are still functional in the ever-chaning environment.
In such an emergency, isn’t it desirable to guide differently how to evacuate according to the locations where groups of people are? For instance, we can imagine a situation where some people are guided to move to the roof, some are guided to stay there, and some others are guided to go to the basement. This obviously sounds plausible, but unfortunately we are incapable of executing this dedicated guidance even with the support of smartphones and high-speed cellular networks, simply because we cannot communicate with the people who their identities are unknown. We are ready to overcome this fundamental limitation of communication with our novel concept of space-time communication.

FIF (Future Internet Forum) Newsletter Sent

Prof. Lee sent out a newsletter to FIF on our ongoing research topic, extremely low-latency networking. Check this out!


Although He Is A Visitor, Can He Control IoT Devices?


According to ABI Research, the number of IoT devices is forecasted to surpass 40 billion by 2020. This implies that in the immediate future, most people will own or at least use a smart IoT home or office environment. In such an environment, an urgent question brought up in front of us is how can we make a person intuitively interact with IoT devices, even without having a guidance to set up a networking environment for controlling. To this end, we are tackling the current IoT platform that demands the support of a control hub which requires some level of knowledge as well as some amount of time for its setting.

How to get wide and detailed information about public transportation


While being on a public transportation, a few questions sometimes arise. For instance, movement of people is different over time, but why is the operation interval of a public transportation almost static over time?
In a similar manner, why is there no bus route that a lot of people really like to take? Are the public transportation schedule designer aware of the up-to-date transport demand of the entire city?
Is the electronic check-in and check-out system implemented for public transportation efficiently monitoring the transportation volume? We are seeking for the answers to these questions by utilizing smartphones. We are also trying to quantitatively study how much public transportation efficiency can be improved from our answers.

Prof. Lee's Total Citation Exceeded 2000

According to Google scholar, Prof. Kyunghan Lee’s total citation count has exceeded 2000 as of Sep. 2015. Check the detail here (—>).

The 1st IITP-UNIST Low-Latency Network Workshop Held


The 1st IITP-UNIST Low-Latency Network Workshop was successfully held in E208 at engineering building, UNIST with about 20 participants. 
To make this workshop happen, CP (Creative Planner) Yongjae Lim from IITP kindly visited UNIST for the first time and made a presentation on the ICT R&D strategy of Korea. 
5 professors (listed on the right-hand side) shared their current progresses on enabling the low-latency network from its architecting to its new protocol designs. 
Active discussions with the valuable comments from CP Lim, which were right on the mark made the vision of UNIST toward the low-latency network clearer.  

Extremely Low Latency Networking Project Funded

[From left: Kyunghan Lee, Hyun Jong Yang, Hyoil Kim, Changhee Joo]

5G mobile will be here by 2020. Remote surgery, cloud streaming gaming, drones, and robots will be all envisioned in 5G to bring better access and life-changing futuristic services to many. 5G will support 1,000-fold gain in capacity, hyper-connections for billion devices, and a 10Gb/s individual user experience capable of extremely low latency and response time. In particular, the demand for real-time immersive applications such as mission-critical remote control, remote robotic surgery, and interactive cloud gaming service is rapidly increasing. Current communication and network technologies, however, have their innate limits on the latency, which is way-beyond the requirement of immersive applications.

The UNIST research team, composed of Changhee Joo, Kyunghan Lee, Hyoil Kim, and Hyun Jong Yang, took a first step toward near-zero end-to-end latency, which propels us to commercialization of 5G, by starting a five-year research project “Research on Near-Zero Latency Network for 5G Immersive Service,” funded by the ministry of ICT and future planning, as of May 2015.