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Owen (Ohkeun) Kwon


Previous positions

  • Application Engineer at Qualcomm
  • Application Engineer at Intel Korea


Yonsei University, Master, Wireless networks




Experience of ramping up multiple new platforms/solutions. Excellent techinical communication among multi-GEO, inter-division and inter-company. Technical expertise through job experience in embedded/wireless industry. (WiFi, Linux kernel, Windows Driver and Python)


  • Software Engineer


    September 2016 – Present(3 years 1 month)San Diego

    WLAN Host Driver Development for Windows Platform – Feature implementation for Microsoft and OEMs – Communication among development entities (Inter GEO, Microsoft) – WLAN Bring-up on new platforms – First hand issue triage in US

  • Application Engineer


    January 2011 – August 2016(5 years 7 months)Seoul, Korea

    Support of embedded WiFi chipset – Successful support of new products : WCN36x0, QCA6174 – Analysis of 802.11 protocols – Debugging of Host (Linux) driver and firmware – Support for bring-up to issue tracking for WiFi chipset – Support for manufacturing process of OEMs

  • Application Engineer

    Intel Korea

    October 2007 – December 2010(3 years 2 months)Seoul, Korea

    Intel embedded mobile platform support (Menlow, Moorestown) – Integrated and tested modem IPC layer (SPI based, STE modem) – Optimization of power and device functionality on the customer devices – Issue handling between customers and the division engineers – Developed tools for supporting customers (PMIC, I2C, SPI, etc.) – Contributed to the development of Manufacturing tools (FW, Mini OS) – Participated in the power optimization research in a lab at Yonsei University.

  • Research engineer

    LG Electronics

    August 2004 – October 2007(3 years 2 months)Seoul, Korea

    Developed Linux Handset with LGE-proprietary middleware (1 year) – BSP porting : Board bring-up, NAND Flash, Memory Map – PMIC / file system device driver development / porting – Supported Application Development : root filesystem design, base libraries Developed Windows Mobile Application (1 year) – Camera Application : used GAPI, GDI in Windows Mobile – CDMA Modem Control device driver development Developed firmware for VoWLAN on TTPCom GSM solution (1 year) – Verified VoWLAN chipset of 802.11 MAC/device driver behavior – Contributed to development of inter-processor communication between GSM processor and Linux based VoWLAN chipset (uCLinux based solution) – NOR Flash access, chipset initialization/control



  • English

    Full professional proficiency

  • Korean

    Native or bilingual proficiency


  • Empirical evaluation of receiver-based TCP delay control in CDMA2000 networks

    Empirical evaluation of receiver-based TCP delay control in CDMA2000 networks

    August 2007

    Modification of TCP algorithm to work better on wireless endpoint which has lower throughput than wired backbone network. Linux kernel was modified for an experiment on CDMA2000 WAN networks.

    Authors (2):
    • Owen (Ohkeun) Kwon,
    • Owen (Ohkeun) Kwon


  • Sensor node / server implementation

    February 2015

    Arudino Sensor node + Thermal / Humidity / UV sensor + WiFi module WiFi module : RM04, CC3000, Standard Shield, ESP8266, Arduino Yun Server : Google App Engine + Django, x86 + Django, Raspberry Pi 2 + Django Settting GUI : Visual C++

    Team Members (1):
    • Owen (Ohkeun) Kwon
  • Personal GITHUB repositories

    Team Members (1):
    • Owen (Ohkeun) Kwon
  • Android porting to x86 device

    I ported an open-source project, Android on x86, to Viliv S5 device. Also, ported mplayer as a media engine of the device.

    Team Members (1):
    • Owen (Ohkeun) Kwon
  • Independent Palm Application Development

    January 2003

    Diary, Expense and simple utilities for Palm Pilot

    Team Members (1):
    • Owen (Ohkeun) Kwon
  • Sniffer host driver implementation

    August 2014 – October 2014

    WiFi host driver modification for Sniffer (monitoring mode in Linux)

    Team Members (1):
    • Owen (Ohkeun) Kwon
  • Porting of PCI WiFi driver to QNX platform

    February 2016

    Ported Linux based host driver for PCI WiFi chipset (QCA6174) to QNX platform

    Team Members (1):
    • Owen (Ohkeun) Kwon
  • DMA memory pool manager for ath10k Linux/WLAN driver


    Team Members (1):
    • Owen (Ohkeun) Kwon
  • Windows/802.11mc indoor positioning driver implementation

    January 2018 – June 2018

    Team Members (1):
    • Owen (Ohkeun) Kwon
  • Windows/WiFi 6ghz driver implementation

    July 2019

    Team Members (1):
    • Owen (Ohkeun) Kwon

Skills & Expertise

  • Device Drivers
  • ARM
  • RTOS
  • Firmware
  • Embedded Linux
  • Linux
  • WiFi
  • Embedded Systems
  • C
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Development