Hongshik Ahn FacultyHongshik Ahn, Professor, B.S. in Mathematics, Seoul National University, Ph.D. in Statistics, 1992, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Statistics; Survival Analysis
Hongshik Ahn’s specialty is tree-structured regression modeling for censored survival data.  After earning his Ph.D., he initially worked as a statistician at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) on animal carcinogenicity, developmental toxicology, and drug stability analysis. He came to Stony Brook in 1996, but continued working on NCTR problems while developing new collaborations with Stony Brook biomedical researchers. His research has been funded by NIH. He was the first Vice President of SUNY Korea. After two years in Stony Brook, he returned to SUNY Korea in 2016 as the Chair of new AMS program.

Office: Academic Building B519, Phone: 82-32-626-1900  


Kyle Bradford FacultyKyle Bradford, Assistant Professor, B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics, M.S. in Statistics, Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2013, Oregon State University: Applied Probability

Kyle Bradford’s dissertation was on the topic of adiabatic evolutions. After earning his Ph.D., he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Nevada Reno. He is currently working on machine learning to develop an algorithm for better image identification.

Office: Academic Building B525, Phone: 82-32-626-1911 




Tan Cao Faculty

Tan H. Cao, Assistant Professor, B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy, Vietnam, M.S. in Mathematics, University of Orleans, France, Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2016, Wayne State University, USA: Control Theory

After earning his Ph.D., Tan H. Cao worked as a mathematics lecturer at Vietnamese-German University in Vietnam. His interests mainly focus on the area of control theory, nonlinear and variational analysis, nonsmooth analysis and generalized differentiation, optimization, and applications. Currently, he is working on optimal control of a perturbed sweeping process and finding some applications to the crowd motion model.

Office: Academic Building B524, Phone: 82-32-626-1912 


Kazem Mahdavi FacultyKazem Mahdavi, Research Professor, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Tehran University, M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics, SUNY Binghamton, 1983: Quantum Computation, Geometrical Group Theory, Classical Group Theory

After earning his Ph.D., Kazem Mahdavi worked at SUNY Potsdam from 1983 to 2006 as a Mathematics Professor. Since then, he worked at University of Texas at Tyler as Mathematics and Computer Science Professor until 2013. After visiting Ithaca College as a Visiting Professor of Mathematics, he joined SUNY Korea as a Research Professor in 2015.

Office: Academic Building A511, Phone: 82-32-626-1384



Suil O FacultySuil O, Assistant Professor, B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics, Busan National University, Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2011, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: Extremal and Spectral Graph Theory

Suil O’s research interests lie in graph theory, particularly extremal and spectral problems on regular graphs. After earning his Ph.D., Suil O worked at the College of William and Mary, Georgia State University, Simon Fraser University, and Sungkyunkwan University. He is currently working on the relations between eigenvalues and structures in graphs...

Office: Academic Building B523, Phone: 82-32-626-1913 



Moonwon Suh FacultyMoon W. Suh, Leading Professor, B.S. in Textile Engineering, Seoul National University, M.S. in Textile Technology, Ph.D. in Statistics, North Carolina State University: Statistical & Probability Modeling, Manufacturing Management, Textile Products/Process, Experimental Design, Quality Management, Research Mdehods

Dr. Moon W. Suh has worked extensively for both US industry and academia before coming to SUNY Korea. Following his industrial career as a Senior Statistician & Operations Research Analyst at Burlington Industries, Prof. Suh joined North Carolina State University in 1987 and served three departments concurrently; Textile and Apparel Technology and Management, Statistics, and Operations Research. He is a Charles A. Cannon Professor Emeritus of Textile Technology and Management at College of Textiles at NC State, a Fellow of American Statistical Association, an Honorary Member of The Fiber Society (USA), a member of both The Korean Academy of Science and Technology and The National Academy of Engineering of Korea.

Office: Academic Building A520, Phone: 82-32-626-1952



Surender Kumar FacultySurender Kumar, Lecturer, B.Sc. in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and M.Sc. in Physics, University of Delhi, India, Ph.D. in Physics 2016, Shivaji University, India, 2016: Physics, Mathematics

Surender Kumar was Assistant Professor and Head of the Physics Department at Pandit Anant Ram S.D. College, Baroh, India. He joined SUNY Korea in 2015. His Ph.D. work was interdiciplinary and focused on microwave-material interaction and soft synthesis techniques for nanoscale transition metal oxides. He teaches physics and mathematics courses at SUNY Korea.

Office: Academic Building A507, Phone: 82-32-626-1388



Xiaolin Li FacultyXiaolin Li, Professor, B.S. in Physics, Wuhan University, China, M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, 1987, Columbia University: Computational Applied Mathematics
Xiaolin Li's major research objective is to design and implement a high resolution numerical method, the front tracking method, for the study of fluid interface instabilities such as the Rayleigh-Taylor instability and the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability. His research has involved collaborations with scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory and the software has been used for research of various scientific problems such as the inertial confinement fusion and the study of fuel injection nozzle. He visited SUNY Korea and taught courses in fall 2016.


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