Seongik Hong

Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Amazon Web Services
Boston, MA, US, 02142


  • William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications Networking from the IEEE Communications Society, 2013 (Often known as the Nobel prize in Networking)

  • National Scholarship from the Korea Research Foundation (Awarded USD 60,000), 2005.

  • Windows 2003 Challenge Grand Prize Winner (World-wide competition, 900 submissions from over 75 countries) [Official web page in Microsoft , Award letter], 2004.

  • Association of International Exchange (AIEJ) Scholarship, Japanese Government (Awarded entire Tuition & Stipend for 1 year), 1995.

Professional Services

  • Guest Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine, Featured topic, Advanced Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks and Intelligent IoT, Feb. 2018.

  • Advisory Committee Member: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) R&D National Development Plan, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea Government, 2013.

  • Advisory Committee Member: Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology, Ministry of Commerce Industry and Energy, Korea Government, 2013.

Selected Publications (Google Scholar Citation)

  • [AWS Official Machine Learning Blog] Seongik Hong, Using DeepChem with Amazon SageMaker for virtual screening , 2020. [ Link]

  • [Book Chapter] IPTV Delivery Networks: Next Generation Architectures for Live and Video-on-Demand Services
    CHAPTER 7: Delivering High-Definition IPTV Services over IP-Based Networks (Pages: 185-201),
    Seongik Hong, Wiley, , 2018.

  • Design of efficient molecular organic light-emitting diodes by a high-throughput virtual screening and experimental approach
    Rafael Gomez-Bombarelli, Jorge Aguilera-Iparraguirre, Timothy D. Hirzel, David Duvenaud, Dougal Maclaurin, Martin A. Blood-Forsythe, Hyun Sik Chae, Markus Einzinger, Dong-Gwang Ha, Tony Wu, Georgios Markopoulos, Soonok Jeon, Hosuk Kang, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Masaki Numata, Sunghan Kim, Wenliang Huang, Seongik Hong, Marc Baldo, Ryan P. Adams and Alan Aspuru-Guzik
    Nature Materials, 15, 1120-1127, 2016.
    (Impact factor in 2018: 46.863,
    312: Number of citations as of Apr 3, 2020, Google Scholar)

  • On the Levy-walk Nature of Human Mobility
    Injong Rhee, Minsu Shin, Seongik Hong, Kyunghan Lee and Song Chong
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2011.
    (1,282: Number of citations as of Apr 3, 2020, Google Scholar)

  • SLAW: Self-Similar Least-Action Human Walk
    Kyunghan Lee, Seongik Hong, Seong Joon Kim, Injong Rhee and Song Chong
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2011.
    (745: Number of citations as of Apr 3, 2020, Google Scholar)

  • Method of Implementing Content-Centric Network (CCN) using IP-based network in Gateway
    Seongik Hong, BJ Lee and MW Jang
    US Patent 9,185,186, 2015.
    (155: Number of citations as of Apr 3, 2020, Google Scholar)

Work Experiences

  • Cloud Infrastructure Architect, Amazon Web Services, Boston, MA, US, 2016 - present

  • Principal Engineer, Samsung Electronics America, Boston, MA, US, 2014 - 2016

  • Principal Researcher, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Suwon, Korea, 2010 - 2016

  • Member of Technical Staff, Operations Support Systems Lab., KT (Korea Telecom), Taejeon, Korea, 2002 - 2005

  • Member of Technical Staff, Telecommunications Lab., KT (Korea Telecom), Korea, 1998 - 2002


  • Cloud Computing, Cloud-based Networking

  • Future Internet Architecture: Name-based networking architecture preparing for the Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Human mobility modeling and its impact to wireless networking applications: Humans walk like monkeys! How does it affect wireless networking?

  • Complex systems and networks: How local interactions in the networks affect global networking performance?


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2010
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Feb. 1998
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST),Taejeon, Korea

  • Special Exchange Student in Information Engineering, Jul. 1996
    Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Feb. 1995
    Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea

For the complete list, please refer to my publications page