Professor Jiwon Seo @ Yonsei University

Jiwon Seo, Ph.D.


Intelligent Unmanned Systems Lab

School of Integrated Technology, College of Computing, Yonsei University

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]


Deputy Prime Minister's Citation, Ministry of Education, Korea (2024)

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, 2023, 2024)

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  [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)



Member, Advisory Committee on Defense, Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology, Korea, 2023-present 

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

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

Board Member, The Korea Navigation Institute, 2014-present

Associate Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, 2023-present

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

Editor, Journal of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, 2014-2015, 2020-2022

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

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

Member, eLoran Advisory Committee, Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Korea, 2013-2020 


Sunghwa Lee, Taewon Kang, Halim Lee, Jongmin Park, Sanghyun Kim, Suhui Jeong, Jaewon Yu, Sul Gee Park, Seunghyeon Park