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For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

1 Timothy 4:4-5

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Kim, Ph.D.

Phone: 903.233.3924

  • Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering


  • Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin (2013)
  • M.S., Pohang University of Science and Technology, S. Korea
  • B.S., Pohang University of Science and Technology, S. Korea


Courses Taught

  • EEGR2053 Electric Circuits
  • EEGR4513 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
  • EEGR 4813/4823 Senior Design I/II
  • EEGR 4913 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • EEGR 4963 Machine Learning for Engineers
  • EEGR 4913 Introduction to Sensors (IoT/MEMS)
  • EEGR 4993 Practical Radio Engineering
  • EEGR 5913 RF and Microwave Engineering


Research and Professional Interests

Dr. Kim's professional interests include teaching in the area of electromagnetics and RF/Microwave engineering, application of AI and Machine Learning in Robotics especially in object detection and system monitoring, integration of faith and engineering, and entrepreneurship in engineering.


Selected Publications

  • Hoo Kim, Paul R. Leiffer, Laura K. Neal, Kathleen Mays, Joon W. Kim, “Engineering Capstone Senior Design Project s a Story-Building Platform”, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, July 2021.
  • Hoo Kim, Emily McCloy, Garrett Williamson and Tommy Vandermolen, “Low Cost Autonomous Amphibious Bird Chasing Robot”, International Symposium on Measurement and Control in Robotics, Houston, TX, Sep. 2019.



Dr. Kim was attracted to LeTourneau by the University's legacy of teaching and learning engineering from a Christian perspective. He's passionate about equipping students to serve as missionaries around the world, but especially in the technical industries of Silicon Valley, where he previously worked.

Dr. Kim lives in Longview with his wife, Seon Young, and three children, Bon, Sunny Hyang and Layna Min. When he's not in the classroom, he enjoys basketball, walks outdoors, and praising God with guitar and piano.