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Yong Tak Lee received BS degree from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1975, and MS and PhD degrees (with honors) from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, all in applied physics, in 1979, and 1990, respectively. He joined in ETRI in 1979, and headed the optoelectronics section from 1987 to 1990, the compound semiconductor department from 1991 to 1992. He was a visiting scientist with the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan from 1986 to 1987, and with the microelectronics laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, from 1993 to 1994. Since 1994, he has been a professor with the School of Information and Communications, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Korea, and is heading the optoelectronics laboratory there. He has been also an adjunct professor with Edith Cowan University, Australia, since 2007 and Southeast University, China, since 2009. His current research interests include semiconductor laser diode, photodetector, electro-optic modulator, imaging sensor, Opto-VLSI, SOA, LEDs, solar cells, integrated photonic circuits, nanophotonic devices, bio photonics, chip-to-chip optical interconnects, micro beam projection system, etc. He has authored or co-authored more than 103 patents (filed or applied), 173 papers in SCI journals and 288 conference proceedings. Professor Lee is a recipient of many awards from academic societies, including top 100 national R&D performance in 2011, best poster presentation awards at IUMRS-ICEM in 2010, minister’s award for Research Innovation at NANO-KOREA 2010, presidential medal in science and technology, Republic of Korea in 2009, plaque of recognition for distinguished service, optical society of Korea in 1997, presidential citation for distinguished researcher, Republic of Korea in 1986, minister’s citation for distinguished researcher, ministry of communications in 1985, and best paper of the year award, ETRI in 1981.