Aura’s founding team comes from industry veterans with a track record of bringing disruptive innovations in wireless systems from concept to mass market deployment. Our team has been at the core of technology innovations in Radar imaging, LTE and 5G systems, and IoT. The development will be led by world-class wireless systems and SoC experts with years of experience in global systems companies.
Founder and CEO
A former Senior VP at Samsung Networks, Jungah has been leading inception, strategy and technology at Aura Intelligent Systems.
She is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience leading advanced technology at Samsung and Altiostar. She is the inventor of more than 40 US and international patents in wireless technology and radar imaging.
Jungah is an expert in 3G/4G/5G systems and Synthetic Aperture Radar imaging. A former Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology at Samsung Networks, she is an industry veteran with 25 years of technology leadership at Lucent Technologies, Samsung, and Altiostar. She led development of an award-winning LTE technology with Centralized-RAN (C-RAN), mobile Edge Computing and real-time analytics and technology strategy. She successfully took virtual radio access network (vRAN) architecture to 5G standard and industry initiatives on open RAN. She holds BS and MS degrees in Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Electrical Engineering.
David C. Munson Jr.
Technology Advisory Board
Dave is serving as our sounding board on technology. A pioneer in tomographic radar imaging with roots in cutting edge technology for defense and automotive research, he has been instrumental in forming Aura’s strategic technology leadership. He is currently President of the Rochester Institute of Technology and was formerly Dean of Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Dave Munson is the President of Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a pioneer in tomographic Synthetic Aperture Radar imaging. He has nearly 40 years of experience in research and higher education, which includes serving as the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan from 2006 to 2016. He earned his BS degree in electrical engineering (with distinction) from the University of Delaware in 1975. He earned an MS and MA in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1977, followed by a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1979, also from Princeton. From 1979 to 2003, Dr. Munson was with the University of Illinois, where he was the Robert C. MacClinchie Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory and a faculty member in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Dr. Munson’s teaching and research interests are in the area of signal and image processing. His current research is focused on radar imaging and computer tomography. He is co-founder of InstaRecon Inc., a start-up firm to commercialize fast algorithms for image formation in computer tomography.
Strategic Advisory Board
Jeff is a strategic advisor to Aura Intelligent Systems focusing on business strategy. During his 40-year career in technology firms, Jeff held numerous executive positions at Teradyne, including CFO and President, and as CEO and founder of Empirix a venture backed web test and monitoring company. He has led the startup and scaling of successful businesses in semiconductor, automotive, telecom, defense, and aerospace markets.
During his 40 year career in technology based firms, Jeff held numerous executive positions at Teradyne and Teradyne spinoffs. Most recently, he served as the President of Systems Test Group, a $300M group of businesses supplying automated test systems to the semiconductor and electronic systems manufacturing business. Prior positions included President of the Automotive and Defense/Aerospace Divisions of Teradyne as well as CFO of the parent company. Jeff was the founder and CEO of Empirix, a venture backed firm providing software test and monitoring systems for internet based applications. He has been a director of numerous startups including Goldwire Technology, Hammer Technology, RSW Software and Midnight Networks. He currently serves on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota Florida, and Florida Studio Theatre. He is on the Board of Overseers and the Research Oversight Committee at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He lectures at Suffolk University in the graduate finance program. Jeff has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and an MS from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Seung Ho Hwang
Industry Advisory Board
Seung Ho is a founding advisor at Aura Intelligent Systems, focusing on helping with strategic business development in the automotive and urban mobility sectors. His career spans major technologies in the semiconductor and automotive industries. He was a key inventor of HDMI at Silicon Images, leading the technology to become the industry’s de facto standard.
Seung Ho Hwang is a seasoned technologist and has held senior executive positions from global semiconductor and automotive companies. As the Head of Automotive Intelligence and Vehicle IT Service Division in HMC, he successfully led strategy and development of connected car, telematics, and infotainment. At Samsung Electronics, he led technology and SoC development at Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology and later, at Samsung’s System LSI division. At Silicon Images he was a key inventor of HDMI, the de facto industry standard for audio/video links in consumer electronics.
Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang
Technology Advisory Board
Steve is a founding advisor at Aura Intelligent Systems and serving as a technology advisor and our liaison in Silicon Valley. He was a Chancellor at UC Merced and President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently a Distinguished Chair Professor at UC Santa Cruz.
Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang is a Distinguished Professor of Jack Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz. He was the 15th president of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST); the 2nd Chancellor of the University of California, Merced; dean of engineering of the University of California, Santa Cruz; and department head of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Steve is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, AAAS, a member of both the National Academy of Engineering, Korea and the Korea Academy of Science and Technology, and has served on the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea, and as Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Future of Electronics and a member of the Global University Leadership Forum. He obtained his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.
He is the author of 10 books and published over 500 journal and conference papers.