Wooram Lee is currently a Research Staff Member in the RF Circuits and Systems Group at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, where he is involved with the development of high performance mmWave phase array circuits and systems and high-speed serial link transceivers for optical communication. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University where he has taught graduate level courses in mmWave IC design in 2017.
He received his B.Sc. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2001 and 2003, and his Ph.D degree at Cornell University in 2012.
From 2003 to 2007, he was a research engineer at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea, where he worked on optical transceivers and links. In 2011, he has held a summer internship at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, where he worked on a millimeter-wave frequency multiplier in a 90 nm SiGe process. From 2012 to 2015, he was with Broadcom, CA, where he worked on multi-Gbps CMOS transceivers and data converters for broadband communication in optical, copper and backplane applications
He received the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Predoctoral Fellowship for 2010-2011 and the Samsung Graduate Fellowship for 2007-2012. He was a recipient of the Best Paper Award of the IEEE Radar Conference in 2009 and the Silver Medal at the National Physics Competition in 1996.