The award is presented to early- and mid-career scientists in recognition of their outstanding research contributions to real-world applications of mathematical knowledge.
November 8, 2017
The Korean Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (KSIAM) selected Professor Jae-Kyoung Kim of KAIST’s Mathematical Sciences Department as the Young Researcher of the Year and awarded him during its annual conference held on November 3-5, 2017 in Busan.
KSIAM created the award this year to recognize early-stage and mid-career researchers in mathematicians and engineering for their distinguished achievements and potential to mature into one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of applied and industrial mathematics.
Qualifications for the award are:
- The awardee must be a member of KSIAM who is under 40 years old;
- The awardee is recruited as an academic or researcher within five years; and
- The awardee’s academic and research records in the last five years should be recognized as significant to the advancement of industrial and applied mathematics.
Professor Kim has earned his prestigious academic distinction in mathematical biology, in which he uses mathematical approaches to gain biological understanding or explain biological phenomena. He has specialized in the mathematical modeling and analysis of various cellular activities occurred based on biological clocks such as circadian rhythms.
Professor Jae-Kyoung Kim standing farthest to the right poses with his graduate students right after the award ceremony on November 4, 2017.