Yongmin Kim
Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea

Yongmin Kim, PhD., is President of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). Born in Jeju, Korea, Dr. Kim received his BS degree in Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University in 1975 and completed his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 29 years from 1982 to 2011, he was Professor of Bioengineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Adjunct Professor of Radiology and Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was Professor and Chair of Bioengineering from 1999 to 2007, and the Hunter and Dorothy Simpson Endowed Chair in Bioengineering from 2004 to 2007. After 35 years in the U.S., he came back to Korea in September 2011 to serve as President of POSTECH.

Dr. Kim has devoted much of his professional career to education and research in medical imaging and computing, ultrasound systems, distributed diagnosis & home healthcare, and computer architecture. He is a passionate educator and entrepreneur with the heart of benefiting humanity with science and technology. He has made over 85 inventions that have led to over 70 patents and transferred more than 25 invented technologies to industry and helped commercialization of them.

He was a member (Chairman during 1993-1994) of Steering Committee of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging from 1990 to 1996 and again from 2007 to 2011. He was a member of the Editorial Board of Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE TBME, IEEE TITB, IEEE Press series, and Annual Reviews of Biomedical Engineering. He received the 2003 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering. In 2005, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from University of Wisconsin. He received the IEEE/EMBS Early Career Achievement Award and the IEEE/EMBS Distinguished Service Award in 1988 and 2010, respectively. In 2011, he received the IEEE/EMBS William J. Morlock Award and the KOSOMBE (Korean Society for Medical and Biological Engineering) Award.

Dr. Kim is a Fellow of the IEEE, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.