Kim, Insoo

Insoo Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
Research Interests:  

Circuits and Systems for Biosensors; Wearable and attachable sensors for physiological signal monitoring and processing; Chronic disease monitoring; Connected healthcare system.

Department of Medicine
Division of Occupational and Enviromental Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Ave. MC 2017
Farmington, CT 06030 

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PhD Penn State University
MS Korea University
BS Korea University

Research Summary:

I have applied electrical engineering methods to solve problems in the areas of mobile and wearable sensors for activity, health, environment and wellness monitoring. My research has involved narrowing the gaps between larger clinical grade devices and various newly developed mobile and wearable health sensors in terms of the hardware, algorithms and signal processing techniques used by the two different areas. In particular, my research has focused on the development of wearable biosensors, bio-circuit systems and therapeutic devices for use in diagnostics and monitoring of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorder. To achieve these objectives, I use RF and analog/mixed signal circuit design knowledge for solving problems related to measuring, acquiring and processing an individual’s physiological signals. I believe ultra-low power yet high performance RF and analog circuit design technology helps us understand mechanisms of disease development and treatment.

More information about my research and current research project can be found on my website.

Selected Publications:
Google Scholar Citations Link
  1. Insoo Kim, Ryan Lobo, Johnny Homer and Yusuf A. Bhagat, “Multimodal Analog Front-end for Wearable Biosensors,” IEEE Journal of Sensors. In Press.
  2. Insoo Kim, Miyoung Kim, Taseho Hwang, and Chang Lee, “Outside the Head Thinking: A Novel Approach for Detecting Human Brain Cognition: International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 203-208.
  3. Yusuf Bhagat, Insoo Kim, Ahyoung Choi, Justin Young-hyun Kim, Seong Wook Jo and Jaegeol Cho, “Mind Your Composition” IEEE Pulse Magazine, Sep. 28, 2015.
  4. Ahyoung Choi, Justin Younghyun Kim, Seongwook  Jo, Jae Hwan Jee, Steven  Heymsfield, Yusuf  Bhagat, Insoo Kim, Jaegeol  Cho, “Smartphone-based Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Devices for Daily Obesity Management”, Sensors (MDPI), 15(9), pp. 22151-22166, Sep. 2015.
  5. Po-Hsiang Lai and Insoo Kim, “Lightweight Wrist Photoplethysmography for Heavy Exercise: Motion Robust Heart Rate Monitoring Algorithm,” Healthcare Technology Letters, IET Journals, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 6-11, 2015.
  6. Lim, Insoo Kim, N. M. Son, J. Yoo, J. Kim, K. Choi, “Low Power Flash A/D Converter with TIQ Comparators for Multi-Standard Mobile Applications,” International Review of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 6, Dec. 2009.
  7. Insoo Kim, Hyunsoo Kim, Flavio Griggio, Richard L. Tutwiler, Thomas N. Jackson, Susan Trolier-McKinstry, and Kyusun Choi, “CMOS Ultrasound Transceiver Chip for High Resolution Ultrasonic Imaging Systems,” IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 293 – 303, Oct. 2009.
  8. Insoo Kim, Jincheol Yoo, JongSoo Kim, and Kyusun Choi, “Highly Efficient Comparator Design Automation for TIQ Flash A/D Converter,” IEICE Trans. on Fundamentals, Vol. E91-A, No. 12, pp. 3415-3422, Dec. 2008.