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2006 Ph.D., Texas A&M University
2002 M.S., Texas A&M University
2000 M.S., Seoul National University
1997 B.S., Seoul National University

Professional Experience

• (2009.11-2015.03) KMA, NMSC, Senior research scientist
• (2008.10-2009.11) KMA, NIMR, Senior research scientist
• (2006.09-2008.10) NOAA, STAR, Research Scientist

Research Interests

• Atmosphere, Environment, and Climate change
• Natural disasters
• Hydrology, Oceanography, Polar science
• Sensor development and applications
• Algorithm development using physical and AI techniques

Major Research Achievements

• Atmosphere & Environment: Algorithm development for analyzing clouds and aerosols
• Climate change: Prediction and analysis using geophysical parameters
• Natural disasters: Typhoon, flood, drought
• Hydrology: Rainfall & soil moisture retrieval
• Oceanography: SST, salinity, wind speed
• Polar science: Sea ice, thickness, roughness
• Sensor development and applications: GPS reflection signal detector, black ice detection, soil moisture detection scheme


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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