Professor, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, KAIST
291 Daehak-ro Yuseong-gu Daejeon 34141 South Korea
Email: kaist.edu after sangil@
Office: Room 3403 located at the 3rd floor of the building E6-1
Ph.D. from Princeton Univeristy, 2005. Advisor: Paul Seymour.
B.S. from KAIST, 1998. Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-2006. Postdoctoral fellow at University of Waterloo, 2007. KAIST since 2008. Affiliate Professor of KIAS since 2015.
Graph Theory, Matroid Theory, Combinatorics, Combinatorial Optimization, Graph Algorithms. Structural Graph Theory, Width Parameters, etc.
- Unavoidable vertex-minors in large prime graphs (with O-joung Kwon), European J. Combin. 41(October 2014), pp. 100-127.
- Rank-width and Well-quasi-ordering of skew-symmetric or symmetric matrices, Linear Algebra Appl. 436(April 1, 2012)(7), pp. 2008-2036.
- Finding Branch-decompositions and Rank-decompositions (with Petr Hliněný). SIAM J. Comput. 38 (2008) (3), pp. 1012-1032.
- Approximating Clique-width and Branch-width (with Paul Seymour). J. Combin. Theory, Ser. B 96 (2006) (4), pp. 514-528. (Classic Papers of 2006 in Discrete Mathematics by Google Scholar)
- A founding member of Y-KAST (Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology), 2017.
- Young Scientist Award (젊은과학자상), President of Korea. 2012.
- Outstanding New Young Researcher Support Program (우수신진연구자지원사업), National Research Foundation of Korea, 2011.
- TJ Park Junior Faculty Fellowship (청암과학펠로), POSCO TJ Park Foundation, November 25, 2009.
Post-doctoral positions at KAIST
If you are interested in becoming a post-doctoral researcher working with me, then please contact me. You can also send me 1) your cover letter, 2) CV, 3) research statement, and 4) arrange at least 2 letters of recommendations sent to my email. (By regulation, you should have your Ph.D. degree ready on the first day of your work.— The Ph.D. defense is not enough.)
For students interested in being a graduate student, please visit the website of KAIST office of admissions.
KAIST Discrete Math Seminar
Robert Brignall, Hojin Choi (최호진), Ilkyoo Choi (최일규), Suyoung Choi (최수영), Maria Chudnovsky, Bruno Courcelle, Konrad K. Dabrowski, Reinhard Diestel, François Dross, Katherine Edwards, Fedor V. Fomin, Tomáš Gavenčiak, Jim Geelen, Georg Gottlob, Illya V. Hicks, Petr Hliněný, Tony Huynh, Jisu Jeong (정지수), Dong Yeap Kang (강동엽), Mamadou Moustapha Kanté, Eunjung Kim (김은정), Jaehoon Kim (김재훈), Ringi Kim (김린기), Sang-hyun Kim (김상현), Younjin Kim (김연진), Andrew D. King, Daniel Kráľ, Stephan Kreutzer, O-joung Kwon (권오정), Choongbum Lee (이중범), Joonkyung Lee (이준경), Sang June Lee (이상준), Chun-Hung Liu, Mikiya Masuda, Patrice Ossona de Mendez, Christophe Paul, Daniel Paulusma, Ignasi Sau, Sigve Hortemo Sæther, Detlef Seese, Vaidy Sivaraman, Dimitrios M. Thilikos, Paul Seymour, Dominic van der Zypen, Martin Vatshelle, Maryam Verdian-Rizi, Sounggun Wee (위성군), Paul Wollan, David R. Wood