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Control and Instrumentation is an academic area that studies, analyzes and develops a complex system consisting of electric, electronic and mechanical elements in order to meet the needs of high-efficiency in our industrialized and automated modern society. It is widely used for the development of industry automation systems, automatic control theory and application research as well as a system design and development using micro-processors. In advanced countries, Control and Instrumentation has been positioned as a pivotal academic domain in modern engineering areas, and so it is in Korea. The Department of Control and Instrumentation aims at nurturing best young researchers and engineers who are able to make contributions to the advance in science and the development in the state-of-the-art industries.
Professor Sanghyo Lee and his team do research on system optimization methods which execute a control command with uncertainties and errors taken into consideration, robust control for stable performance and Petri-Net application methods applicable to worksite facility automation.
Professor Hwayoung Im and his team conduct research on control system composition methods using computer, Neural Networks, implementation of artificial intelligence using Fuzzy technique, control technique using Chaos phenomena and cryptographic communication methods.
Professor Kisuh Lee and his team do research on correcting malfunctions of automation systems caused by surroundings or internal defects, development of electronic interlocking devices with focuses on a highly-reliable and real-time-processing-based railroad automation system, Joint-less Track Circuit, and development of on-time-controllable level crossing devices. Recently, Professor Lee has launched “Micro Track,” a venture company and do research on and produce a railroad signal system.

Professor Hwang Cho and his team do research on development and application of an integrated system which combines a mechanical system such as robots with an electric-electronic system. His team also is working on kinetic and kinematic models, interaction between mechanical systems and electric-electronic systems and robot control using LMI.
JinHyun Chung Professor and his team explore research on DSP application, ASIC design, development of MPEG and an intelligent robot system, CIM, Fuzzy Control System, Neural Networks and Man Machine Interface.
Changook Park Professor and his team are working on INS/GPS integrated navigation algorithm, development of micro IMU and its integration with GPS, development of 3D mobility measurement module and research on satellite launchers with their focal points on vehicle navigation system, guidance control of flights, ships, submarines and missiles, virtual reality system, personal portable navigation device, satellite position control.
Professor Jinoh Kim and his team are doing research on Agile and Intelligent Robot Cell for Assembly as well as development of a min-or medium-size vertical multi-articulated robot and a palletizing robot.
To build a systematic theories and academic knowledge, students study probability theory within the electric and electronic engineering area, optimal control, linear system, nonlinear system, mechatronics, robotics, Fuzzy neural network, robust control and digital system design; and further enhance their knowledge and practical skills by working on joint research with industrial bodies and other university research centers.

- Experts with a spirit of scientist
- Active Volunteers who serve the nation and global community.
- Globalized specialists who are able to absorb borderless, globalized academic knowledge.
- Culturally Refined Talents with a sense of ethics and social responsibility.

① Experts—Help students build on engineering design technologies based on mathematics, physics and other basic science knowledge required for information control engineering.
- Build an ability to conduct information control related experiments.
- Improve an ability of control/instrumentation modeling and optimal system design.
- Enhance an ability of comprehensive design and creative way of thinking.
② Active Volunteers—Help students enhance their abilities through teamwork and cooperative attitudes.
- Build an ability to work for various fields as well as engineering in harmony.
③ Globalized Specialist—Help students push the envelope in the era of technological globalization.
④ Culturally Refined Engineers—Help students have a strong sense of ethics and social responsibility.

1987.11 Department of Control and Instrumentation was established.
1989 Professor Hwayoung Im was appointed as Department Chair and full-time professor.
1999.3 Professor Kisuh Lee and Professor Sanghyo Lee were appointed as full-time professor.
1990.3 Professor Hwang Cho was appointed as full-time professor.
1991.3 Professor JinHyun Chungwas appointed as full-time professor.
1992.3 A Master course of Control and Instrumentation was newly established
at Graduate School of Industry Information, Kwangwoon University.
1993.3 A Doctorate course of Control and Instrumentation was newly established
at Graduate School of Industry Information, Kwangwoon University.
1994.9 Professor Changook Parkwas appointed as full-time professor.
Eleven (11) graduate students gained Master’s degree.
1995 Nine (9) graduate students gained Master’s degree.
1996 Seven (7) graduate students gained Master’s degree.
1997 Eleven (11) graduate students gained Master’s degree and one (1) graduate student gained doctorate degree.
1998 Eight (8) masters and one (1) doctor graduated.
1999.3 Professor Jinoh Kimwas appointed as full-time professor. Fifteen (15) masters graduated.
2000 Sixteen (16) masters and three (3) doctors graduated.
2003.2 Professor Changook Park was retired.
(Currently, professor of Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
at Seoul national University)
2003.3 Professor Ik Choi was invited as full-time professor.
2005.3 Professor Jinwoong Ahn was invited as full-time professor.
2005.9 Professor Yonghoon Choi was invited as full-time professor.
2006.8 Professor Sanghyo Lee was retired. (Currently, Professor Emeritus)
2007.8 Professor JinHyun Chung was retired.
2008.2 Professor Jinwoong Ahn was retired. (End of contract)
2008.3 Professor Kwanghyun Park was invited as full-time professor.
2008.9 Professor Ilwoo Park was invited as full-time professor.
Professor Joohoon Pack was invited as full-time professor.
2010.3 Professor Moonho Chung was invited as full-time professor.