Professor Dongsu Kim Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Korean Mathematical Society

October 25, 2017

The Korean Mathematical Society (KMS) announced on October 25, 2017 that it has named Professor Dongsu Kim of KAIST’s Mathematical Sciences Department as a co-recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2017.

The Society presents the annual award to mathematicians in recognition of their significant contributions to the advancement of Korean mathematics.

The award ceremony will take place on October 28, 2017 at the Cheonan Campus of Dankook University.

Professor Kim is an eminent academic in the fields of combinatorial theory and enumerative combinatorics. Among his many accomplishments, he served as the president of the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Korea from 2012 to 2015. During this period, he initiated a program to develop industrial mathematics and its wide application in industry and science.

In addition, Professor Kim played an instrumental role in the success of the 27th International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) held in Seoul, August 13-21, 2014, serving it as the vice chair of the Executive Organizing Committee. He was also responsible for the International Exchanges of ICM 2014, working as the chairman to support the activities of mathematicians from developing countries.

Taking office as the head of KAIST’s Mathematical Sciences Department for five years, 2006-2011, Professor Kim made many valuable changes for the improvement of the department, both in education and research.

Short Biography of Professor Dongsu Kim

Education

  • 1989      Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
  • 1983      Master of Science in Mathematics, Seoul National University, Korea
  • 1981      Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Seoul National University, Korea

Work History

  • 2014-2015        Vice Chair of the Executive Organizing Committee, The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2014, Seoul, Korea
  •                            Chairman of the International Exchanges, ICM 2014, Seoul, Korea
  • 2012-2015        President of the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Korea
  • 2007-2011        Director of BK21 Program for the Department of Mathematical Sciences, KAIST
  • 2006-2011        Head of the Mathematical Sciences Department, KAIST
  • 1993-present   Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of the Mathematical Sciences Department, KAIST
  • 1991-1993         Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of the Mathematics Department, University of Texas, San Antonio, U.S.A.
  • 1989-1991         Instructor in Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S.A.