Dr. Yongmin Kim spent 29 years at the University of Washington in Seattle before becoming President of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Korea in 2011. Currently, he is Past President and Professor in the Department of Creative IT Engineering at POSTECH.
His research interests include medical imaging and computing, ultrasound systems, distributed diagnosis and home healthcare, and computer architecture, leading to more than 450 research publications. Dr. Kim and his research group are responsible for 85 inventions and counting, 70 patents, and the transfer of technologies to industry via 27 licenses. He has also helped to commercialize these technologies.
Dr. Kim received the IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award and IEEE EMBS Distinguished Service Award in 1988 and 2010, respectively. In 2011, he received the IEEE EMBS William J. Morlock Award. In 2012, he was selected as the University of Washington Medicine Inventor of the Year.
Dr. Kim served as Program Chair of the 1989 IEEE EMBS Conference, Conference Co-Chair of the 2009 IEEE EMBS Conference, and served on the IEEE Fellow Committee from 1998 to 2001 and on the IEEE EMBS Administrative Committee for many years. He was the IEEE EMBS President for 2005 and 2006.
Dr. Kim is a Fellow of the IEEE, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering. He earned a BS degree in electronics engineering from Seoul National University and his MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
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