Professor Jiwon Seo @ Yonsei University


Jiwon Seo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Intelligent Unmanned Systems Lab


School of Integrated Technology


College of Engineering


Yonsei University, Incheon 21983, Korea



Office: +82-32-749-5833 (Veritas Hall C-320 @ Yonsei International Campus)

Fax: +82-32-818-5801 

* E-mail is the best way to reach me.



Intelligent Unmanned Systems: Intelligent Transportation Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Autonomous Ground Vehicles   

Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) Technology: Global Positioning System (GPS), eLoran, APNT (Alternative PNT), Indoor Positioning Systems, Navigation Safety

* I received aerospace, mechanical, and electrical engineering degrees from KAIST and Stanford.

  If you are looking for a research advisor in these multidisciplinary fields, please feel free to contact me. :) 


South Korea revives GPS backup project after blaming North for jamming  [Reuters]

Governments confront rising threat to ships from signal jamming  [Reuters]

South Korea to Make Waze, other Navigation, More Efficient with eLoran  [Inside GNSS]

South Korea Developing an eLoran Network to Protect Ships from Cyber Attacks  [Inside GNSS]

South Korea Relaunches Its eLoran Program  [Inside GNSS]

Republic of Korea Announces New Plan for eLoran system in Wake of GPS Jamming  [Inside GNSS]

North Korea’s GPS Jamming Prompts South Korea to Endorse Nationwide eLoran System  [Inside GNSS]



Outstanding Achievement Award in Education, Yonsei University (2015) 

Minister's Citation, Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Korea (2014)

University Teaching Awards, Yonsei University (2013, 2015, 2019)

Samsung Lee Kun Hee graduate fellowship for five years (2002-2007)

Award for the best academic record in aerospace engineering class of 2002, KAIST (2002)

Academic competitive scholarship for four years, KAIST (1995-1998, 2001)



Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2010)

* Dissertation: Overcoming ionospheric scintillation for worldwide GPS aviation  [pdf]  [official link]

  Advisor: Prof. Per Enge [book], Dissertation reading committee: Prof. J. David Powell [book], Dr. Todd Walter


M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2008)

* Concentration: Signal Processing 

M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2004)
* Concentration: Guidance and Control 

B.S., Mechanical Engineering (Division of Aerospace Engineering), KAIST, Daejeon, Korea (2002)

[Mandatory military service, Republic of Korea Army (1998-2000)]

Busan Science High School (currently Korea Science Academy), Busan, Korea (1993-1995)



Postdoctoral Scholar, Global Positioning System Laboratory (Prof. Per Enge), Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2010-2012)

Postdoctoral Scholar, Space Environment and Satellite Systems Laboratory (Prof. Sigrid Close), Stanford University, Stanford, CA (2010- 2012)



1.  Update on the Korean eLoran Program

     Invited Presentation, Resilient PNT Forum II, Dana Point, CA, USA, 26 January 2015  [news]

2.  Update on the Korean eLoran Program

     Invited Presentation, Resilient PNT Forum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 14 April 2014  [news]

3.  eLoran - a Complementary PNT System for South Korea

     Keynote Presentation, GNSS Vulnerabilities and Resilient PNT, Teddington, UK, 12 Februrary 2014  [info]  [news]

4.  Cyber Threats for Transportation - Precautions Taken by South Korea to Reduce Impact of GPS Vulnerability

     Invited Presentation, NATO Transportation Seminar, Vienna, Austria, 16 October 2013  [news]

5.  eLoran in Korea - Current Status and Future Plans  [pdf]

     European Navigation Conference, Vienna, Austria, 23 April 2013  [news]



Member, International Advisory Council, Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation, USA, 2014-present 

Member, eLoran Advisory Committee, Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Korea, 2013-present 

Member, SBAS Advisory Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Korea, 2016-present 

Board Member, The Institute of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, Korea, 2019-present 

Board Member, The Korea Navigation Institute, 2014-present

Member, Aviation Safety Infrastructure Advisory Committee, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Korea, 2016-2018

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 2021-present

Guest Editor, Sensors, 2019, 2020

Editor, Journal of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, 2014-2015, 2020-present


Woohyun Kim, Hee-Sung Moon, Sunghwa Lee, Taewon Kang, Halim Lee, Jongmin Park, Sanghyun Kim, Suhui Jeong  



1.  J. H. KimT. Kang, J.-W. Kwon, I. Bae, and J. Seo 

     Swarm robot localization using monocular vision and equilateral triangular formation  

     PLOS ONE, in preparation.

2.  H. Lee, J. Seo, and Z. Kassas 

     Urban road safety prediction: A satellite navigation perspective 

                  IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, submitted.

3.  J. H. RheeS. KimP.-W. Son, and J. Seo 

     Enhanced performance simulator for a future Korean eLoran system 

     IEEE Access, submitted.

4.  W. Kim, P.-W. Son, S. G. Park, S. H. Park, and J. Seo 

     First demonstration of Korean eLoran accuracy in a narrow waterway using improved ASF maps 

     IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, submitted.

5.  S. Lee, E. Kim, and J. Seo 

     SFOL DME pulse shaping through digital predistortion for high-accuracy DME 

     IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, submitted.

6.  H.-S. Moon and J. Seo

     Fast user adaptation for human motion prediction in physical human-robot interaction 

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, submitted.

7.  H. Moon, H. Park, and J. Seo 

     HELPS for emergency location service: Hyper-enhanced local positioning system  

                  IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, submitted.

8.  H. Lee, S. Pullen, J. Lee, B. Park, M. Yoon, and J. Seo 

     Optimal parameter inflation to enhance the availability of single-frequency GBAS for intelligent air transportation 

                  IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, submitted.

9.  H.-S. Moon and J. Seo

     Optimal action-based or user prediction-based haptic guidance: Can you do even better?  [official link [arXiv] 

ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021), 281doi:10.1145/3411764.3445115, 2021.

10.  A. K. Sun, H. Chang, S. Pullen, H. Kil, J. Seo, Y. J. Morton, and J. Lee

     Markov chain-based stochastic modeling of deep signal fading: Availability assessment of dual-frequency GNSS-based aviation under ionospheric scintillation  [official link  

                  Space Weather, in press.

11.  K. Park and J. Seo 

     Single-antenna-based GPS antijamming method exploiting polarization diversity  [official link [arXiv]

     IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 57(2), 919-934, doi:10.1109/TAES.2020.3034025, 2021.

12.  H.-S. Moon and J. Seo 

     Sample-efficient training of robotic guide using human path prediction network  [arXiv]

                  Expert Systems with Applications, submitted.

13.  J. H. Rhee and J. Seo 

     Low-cost curb detection and localization system using multiple ultrasonic sensors  [official link]  [featured    

     Sensors19(6), 1389, doi:10.3390/s19061389, 2019.

14.  P.-W. SonJ. H. RheeJ. Hwang, and J. Seo 

     Universal kriging for Loran ASF map generation  [official link]    

     IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 55(4), 1828-1842, doi:10.1109/TAES.2018.2876587, 2019.

15.  K. Park, D. Lee, and J. Seo 

     Dual-polarized GPS antenna array algorithm to adaptively mitigate a large number of interference signals  [official link]    

     Aerospace Science and Technology, 78, 387-396, doi:10.1016/j.ast.2018.04.029, 2018.

16.  P.-W. SonJ. H. Rhee, and J. Seo 

     Novel multichain-based Loran positioning algorithm for resilient navigation  [official link] 

     IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 54(2), 666-679, doi:10.1109/TAES.2017.2762438, 2018. 

17.  E. Kim and J. Seo 

     SFOL pulse: A high accuracy DME pulse for alternative aircraft position and navigation  [official link] 

     Sensors17(10), 2183, doi:10.3390/s17102183, 2017.

18.  Y. H. Shin, S. Lee, and J. Seo 

     Autonomous safe landing-area determination for rotorcraft UAVs using multiple IR-UWB radars  [official link]   

     Aerospace Science and Technology, 69, 617-624, doi:10.1016/j.ast.2017.07.018, 2017.

19.  J. LeeY. T. Morton, J. Lee, H.-S. Moon, and J. Seo 

     Monitoring and mitigation of ionospheric anomalies for GNSS-based safety critical systems  [official link]    

     IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 34(5), 96-110, doi:10.1109/MSP.2017.2716406, 2017. 

20.  H.-S. Moon, J. Baek, and J. Seo 

     Effect of redundant haptic information on task performance during visuo-tactile task interruption and recovery  [official link]  

     Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1924, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01924, 2016. 

21.  Y. H. Shin and J. Seo 

     Towards contactless silent speech recognition based on detection of active and visible articulators using IR-UWB radar  [official link] 

     Sensors16(11), 1812, doi:10.3390/s16111812, 2016.

22.  D. Yoon, C. Kee, J. Seo, and B. Park 

     Position accuracy improvement by implementing the DGNSS-CP algorithm in smartphones  [official link] 

     Sensors16(6), 910, doi:10.3390/s16060910, 2016.

23.  J.-W. Kwon, J. H. Kim, and J. Seo 

     Multiple leader candidate and competitive position allocation for robust formation against member robot faults  [official link]

     Sensors, 15(5), 10771-10790, doi:10.3390/s150510771, 2015.

24.  J. H. Kim, J.-W. Kwon, and J. Seo 

     Multi-UAV-based stereo vision system without GPS for ground obstacle mapping to assist path planning of UGV  [official link]  [featured

     Electronics Letters, 50(20), 1431-1432, doi:10.1049/el.2014.2227, 2014.

25.  M. Kim, J. Seo, and J. Lee 

     A comprehensive method for GNSS data quality determination to improve ionospheric data analysis  [official link]

     Sensors, 14(8), 14971-14993, doi:10.3390/s140814971, 2014.

26.  J.-W. Kwon and J. Seo 

     Docking control on both stationary and moving stations based on docking formation  [official link]  [featured

     Electronics Letters, 50(6), 436-438, doi:10.1049/el.2014.0467, 2014.

27.  J. Seo and T. Walter

     Future dual-frequency GPS navigation system for intelligent air transportation under strong ionospheric scintillation  [official link]

     IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 15(5), 2224-2236, doi:10.1109/TITS.2014.2311590, 2014.

28.  Y.-H. Chen, J.-C. Juang, J. Seo, S. Lo, D. M. Akos, D. S. De Lorenzo, and P. Enge

     Design and implementation of real-time software radio for anti-interference GPS/WAAS sensors  [official link]

     Sensors12(10), 13417-13440, doi:10.3390/s121013417, 2012.

29.  J. Seo, J. Lee, S. Pullen, P. Enge, and S. Close

     Targeted parameter inflation within ground-based augmentation systems to minimize anomalous ionospheric impact  [official link] 

     Journal of Aircraft49(2), 587-599, doi:10.2514/1.C031601, 2012.

* My students' names are in bold for the publications since I became a professor at Yonsei University in March 2012.

30.  J. Seo, Y.-H. Chen, D. S. De Lorenzo, S. Lo, P. Enge, D. Akos, and J. Lee

     A real-time capable software-defined receiver using GPU for adaptive anti-jam GPS sensors  [official link]

     Sensors, 11(9), 8966-8991, doi:10.3390/s110908966, 2011.

31.  J. Lee, J. Seo, Y. S. Park, S. Pullen, and P. Enge

     Ionospheric threat mitigation by geometry screening in ground-based augmentation systems  [official link]  

     Journal of Aircraft48(4), 1422-1433, doi:10.2514/1.C031309, 2011.

32.  J. Seo, T. Walter, and P. Enge

     Correlation of GPS signal fades due to ionospheric scintillation for aviation applications  [official link] 

     Advances in Space Research, 47(10), 1777-1788, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2010.07.014, 2011.

33.  J. Seo, T. Walter, and P. Enge

     Availability impact on GPS aviation due to strong ionospheric scintillation  [official link]  

     IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 47(3), 1963-1973, doi:10.1109/TAES.2011.5937276, 2011.  

34.  J. Seo, T. Walter, T.-Y. Chiou, and P. Enge

     Characteristics of deep GPS signal fading due to ionospheric scintillation for aviation receiver design  [official link] 

     Radio Science, 44, RS0A16, doi:10.1029/2008RS004077, 2009.