Biography

Academic Appointment

Education

Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Graduate Student Instructor – for developing the new course, CE93: Engineering Data Analysis, UC Berkeley, 2002 ~ 2003
  • Graduate Student Instructor – CE93: Engineering Data Analysis, UC Berkeley, 2003
  • Lab Instructor – CE93: Engineering Data Analysis, UC Berkeley, 2005
  • Teaching at UIUC & SNU: See “Teaching” section of this website

Technical Reviews

Conference Organizations

  • International Scientific Committee
    • International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP) (11th 2011, 12th 2015, 13th 2019)
    • IFIP WG7.5 Working Conference on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems(16th 2012; 18th 2016; 19th 2018)
    • ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability (PMC) (11th 2012; 12th 2016; 13th 2020)
    • International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management (ISRERM) (5th 2016; 6th 2018; 7th 2020)
    • Asian-Pacific Symposium on Structural Reliability and Its Applications (APSSRA) (7th 2020)
    • International Probabilistic Workshop (IPW) (18th 2020)
    • International Symposium on Steel Structures (ISSS) (9th 2017; 10th 2019)
  • International Advisory Committee
    • International Symposium on Reliability of Engineering Systems (SRES2015), 2014-2015.
  • Conference Program/Steering Committee
    • The 9th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP9), 2001-2003
  • Organizing sessions or mini-symposia: EM08, ICOSSAR2009, ICASP11, ICASP12, ICASP13

Professional Society

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): Engineering Mechanics Institute, Probabilistic Methods Committee
  • International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR): SC3 Subcommittee on “Structural Reliability and Optimization”
  • International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 7.5 on “Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems”: Chairman (2016-present)
  • International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA): Board of Directors (2011-present), Chairman (2015-present)
  • Joint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS)
  • The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE): SC1 committee on “Structural Performance, Safety and Analysis”
  • Earthquake Engineering Society of Korea: Hazard Countermeasure-Response Committee (Chairman, 2015-present); Board Member (2015-present)
  • The National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK): Member (2018-present)
  • KSCE, KIBSE, EESK, KWRA

Awards

  • Soo-Am Scholarship (1993-1995) – Soo-Am Education & Cultural Foundation
  • Graduated with honor (B.S.,Summa Cum Laude)(1996) – Civil Engineering, Seoul National University
  • Honors Award (1996) – Alumni Association of the College of Engineering, Seoul National University
  • SEMM Merit Fellowship (1999-2000) – Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley
  • Student Travel Award (2003) – The Sixth Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (2003-2004) – GSI Teaching & Resource Center, UC Berkeley
  • Named to the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012 and Spring 2013) – Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Air Force Summer Faculty Research Fellow (2008,2009) – US Air Force; American Society for Engineering Education
  • Faculty FellowNational Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)/UIUC 2009-2010
  • IASSAR Research Prize (2009): Junior (under 40) Award, System Reliability and Optimization – International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability
  • Young Alumni Award (2017) – Civil Engineering Alumni Association, Seoul National University
  • “100 Future Technologies and Leaders of Korea in 2025” (2017) – The National Academy of Engineering of Korea
  • Shinyang Engineering Academic Award (2018) – College of Engineering, Seoul National University

Invited Talks

A partial list of international and special talks:

  • Oskar von Miller Forum (Aug 05, 2014)
  • Engineering Risk Analysis Group at TUM (Aug 12, 2014)
  • Samsung Construction (Oct 28, 2014)
  • Tongji University (Apr 9, 2016)
  • City of Seoul (Feb 13, 2019)

Keynote/Plenary Lectures

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