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Current Lab Members

1Euimin Jung

Math Ph.D student

Project: Mathematical modeling for pacemaker-neuron-dependent rhythm alteration by mutation

NIMS-SKKU MDA-TDA Summer School, 1st Prize (2016) Korean Society of Mathematical Biology Poster Award (2017) Korean society of Sleep Medicine Poster Award (2017)



1Daewook Kim

Math Ph.D student

Project: Development of a circadian modulating drug via mathematical modelling / Investigation of spatio-stochastic features of circadian clock via Agent-based model

Global Ph.D Fellowship (2017-2021)



1Jaehyung Hong

Math Ph.D student

Project: Analyzing sleep pattern of shift workers via PCR model / NK cell cytotoxcity modeling using ligand expression

Korean sleep research society poster presentation award (2018), Korean Society of Mathematical Biology poster presentation award (2018)



1Seokjoo Choe

Math Ph.D student

Project: Network inference using Convergent Cross mapping / NK cell cytotoxcity modeling using ligand expression

TJ Park POSCO Science Fellowship (2018~2020)



1Hyukpyo Hong

Math Ph.D student

Project: Analysis of human activity patterns using a fractal analysis for diagnois

Web: https://mathsci.kaist.ac.kr/~hphong/







Tyczynska Malgorzata Anna

Math MS student-currently a Research Associate in University of Michigan Medical School (Santiago Schnell Lab)

Thesis title: Detecting Causality in Oscillating Systems



Avaiable Positions


HFSP Postdoc

We have a postdoctoral fellow position for a HFSP-funded project: development a mathematical model and performing data analysis to investigate the function of the circadian clock to mediate sleep-regulated neurophysiology and cognition in collaboration with an optogenetic lab (U of Düsseldorf) and sleep labs (U of Michigan and U of Groningen). The position is supported by Human Frontier Science Program (http://www.hfsp.org/funding/research-grants). It will be renewed yearly subject to satisfactory performance.

Candidates should have experience in the mathematical modeling of biological systems and an understanding of biochemical kinetics and cell biology. Data analysis experience (e.g. Machine learning) is recommended, but not required. For inquiries, please contact Prof. Jae Kyoung Kim via email at jaekkim@kaist.ac.kr. Applications, including a full CV, a cover letter explaining suitability for the position, and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to Prof. Kim.

BK21 Postdoc positions are available in Dept. of Math every semseter (June or Dec)


Graduarte Students

Our lab does not hire graduate students directly according to the math department policy. The admission process of the math department is as follows.

Step 1. Getting an admission from Dept of Math, KAIST (written exam + interview)

Step 2. Taking a semster course work.

Step 3. Deciding a reserach advisor after a semester.

For those who have interest in Math Biol Lab, taking at least one of following courses is stronglyrecommended:

Method of Applied Mathematics, Introduction for Mathematical Biology, ODE & Nonlinear Dynamics

Undergradatue Students

Each year, one or two undergraduate students have worked in Math Bio lab. Taking at least one of following courses is strongly recommended before asking the independent study or URP study:

Method of Applied Mathematics, Introduction for Mathematical Biology, ODE & Nonlinear Dynamics or any of my class.

Previous URP students in KAIST Math Biol Lab:

2017 Oleg Magnes, Revealing new components of circadian clock using machine learning

2016 Seokjoo Choe, The effect of non-specific binding of transcription factor on circadian rhythms