Doctor of Philosophy, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 1994.
Senior researcher Daewoo Heavy Industries Ltd., Koje, 1994—1998. Research fellow Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan, 1995—1996. Senior researcher Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1998—2005.
Researcher New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Tokyo, 1998—2000. Research fellow National Institute Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan, 1998—2007. Visiting scholar Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2001—2002.
Visiting professor Georgia Technology, Atlanta, since 2008. Associate professor Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa, since 2003.
Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (associate editor, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions on Robotics since 2009, associate editor, International Journal Assistive Robotics & Systems since 2009, Most Active Technology Committee award 2005), Korean Robotics Society, Society Instrument and Control Engineers, Robotics Society Japan, Korean Institute Electrical Engineers, Korean Society Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Control, Automation, and Systems Engineers Korea.
Married Dou Hee Oh, March 23, 1997.