About the Author
ManYoung Rhee is an Endowed Chair Professor atKyung Hee University and has over 45 years of research and teaching experience in the field of communication technologies, coding theory, cryptography, and information security. His career in academia includes professorships at Hanyang University (he also held the position of Vice President at this university), Virginia Tech, Seoul National University, and the University of Tokyo. Dr Rhee has held a number of high level positions in both government and corporate sectors: President of Samsung Semiconductor Communications; President of Korea Telecommunications Company; Chairman of the Korea Information Security Agency at the Ministry of Information and Communication; President of the Korea Institute of Information Security and Cryptology; and Vice President of the Agency for Defense Development at the Ministry of National Defense. He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Senior Fellowat theKorea Academy of Science and Technology, and an Honorary Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. His awards include the ‘‘Dongbaek’’ Order of National Service Merit and the "Mugunghwa" Order of National Service Merit, the highest grade honor for a scientist inKorea,NASPrize, the National Academy of Sciences, NAEK Grand Prize, the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and Information Security Grand Prize, KIISC. He has also published the following four books: Coding, Cryptography, and Mobile Communications: Internet Security, John Wiley, 2003; CDMA Cellular Mobile Communications and Network Security, Prentice Hall, 1998; Cryptography and Secure Communications, McGraw-Hill, 1994; and Error Correcting Coding Theory, McGraw-Hill, 1989. Dr Rhee has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.