Jerry Park

EVP, CIO of Global Mobile B2B Business, Samsung Electronics

Jerry Park

Speaker Bio

Dr. Jerry Park is a Executive Vice President and the CIO in the Global Mobile B2B Team at Samsung Electronics. He leads the B2B R&D Group, where he oversees the development of B2B products, including business-centric smart phones, tablets, and notebook PCs.  He also leads the development of Knox-branded solutions and services for on premise as well as cloud-based B2B use cases.  

Dr. Park is currently on leave of absence from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).  Prior to Samsung, he was a Full Professor and a Bradley Senior Faculty Fellow (endowed fellowship) in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.  Dr. Park was also the Site Director of an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I-UCRC) called Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center (BWAC) that was jointly funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and industry sponsors.  He served as an Executive Committee member of the U.S. National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) from 2016 to 2018.  NSC is a large consortium of industry stakeholders and universities collaborating with multiple U.S. federal government agencies through a $1.25 billion agreement to support the research and development of advanced spectrum access technologies.  Dr. Park also served as the Steering Committee Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) from 2017 to 2020.    

Throughout his career in academia, Dr. Park has been recognized for research excellence.  Park is a recipient of a 2017 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, a 2015 Cisco Faculty Research Award, a 2014 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award, a 2008 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a 2008 Hoeber Excellence in Research Award, and a 1998 AT&T Leadership Award.  He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2003.  He is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio networks, and security issues.