She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wireless Communications and Network Science Laboratory (WINS Lab) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA from 2010 to 2013, and a Temasek Research Fellow at iTrust, Centre for Research in Cyber Security, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore from 2014 to 2016. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Daegu, Korea. Her current research interests include wireless communications, wireless security, intelligent networking, and machine-type communications.

Dr. Lee is currently an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and the IEEE Communications Letters, and served as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Wireless Communications, special issue on LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum, 2016. She serves as a Secretary (2017-2018) for the IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Technical Committee (RCC) and a Secretary (2018-2019) for IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Board. She received the IEEE ComSoc AP Outstanding Paper Award in 2017, the IEEE ComSoc AP Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2014, the Temasek Research Fellowship in 2013, the Chun-Gang Outstanding Research Award in 2011, and the IEEE WCSP Best Paper Award in 2014.