Myoungshik Jhun

Myoungshic Jhun, Professor, B.S. in Mathematics, Seoul National University, Ph.D. in Statistics, 1985, University of California at Berkeley: Statistics; Bootstrap


Myoungshic Jhun’s interest is computer-intensive methods in statistics.  After earning his Ph.D., he worked at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Korea University as a professor of Statistics. Most of his research has been focused on theoretical justifications for newly suggested methods for data analysis. Recently, he is interested in bootstrap method and quantile regression. He joined SUNY Korea in spring 2018 as the Chair of the AMS program.

Office: Academic Building B519, Phone: 82-32-626-1900, Email: myoungshic.jhun@stonybrook.edu 


Prof. Koh

Hyunwook Koh, Assistant Professor, B.A. in Economics, Kyung Hee University, M.P.S. in Applied Statistics, Cornell University, M.S. in Biostatistics, University of Southern California, Ph.D. in Biostatistics, 2018, New York University; Statistical learning

Hyunwook Koh completed his Ph.D degree in Biostatistics under the supervision of Dr. Huilin Li at New York University, and then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University. He joined SUNY Korea as an Assistant Professor in the fall semester of 2020. His research interests are in biostatistics, big data, statistical learning, microbiome and omics. He primarily works on statistical methods for high dimensional compositional data analysis with applications to human microbiome studies. 

Office: Academic Building B512, Phone: 82-32-626-1918, Email: hyunwook.koh@stonybrook.edu

Ky Tran


Ky Q. Tran, Assistant Professor, B.A. in Mathematics Education and B.S. in Mathematical Analysis, Hue University, Vietnam, M.A. in Mathematical Statistics and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, 2016, Wayne State University, USA: Applied Probability

After earning his Ph.D., Ky Tran worked as a Mathematics Lecturer at Hue University in Vietnam and as a Nobert Wiener Assistant Professor at Tufts University. His interests mainly focus on the area of stochastic systems, stochastic control, and applications. Recently, he is interested in numerical methods for stochastic control problems with complete or partial observations. He joined SUNY Korea in Spring 2019.

Office: Academic Building B525, Phone: 82-32-626-1911, Email: ky.tran@stonybrook.edu 


Suil O, Assistant Professor, B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics, Busan National University, Ph.D. in Suil O FacultyMathematics, 2011, University of Illinois at Urban a 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 structues in graphs...

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



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 



Changsoon Park, Research Professor, B.S. in Computer Science and Statistics, Seoul National University, M.S. & Ph.D. in Statistics, 1984, Virginia Tech: Statistics; Statistical Quality Control.

Changsoon Park’s research interests are statistical process control, especially in multi-stage process monitoring, quality engineering, and structural equation modeling. After earning his Ph.D., he has worked in the Department of Applied Statistics, at Chung-Ang University, Seoul,.until 2017. His current research interest is mainly focusing on the unified approach of the statistical process monitoring. He visited Virginia Tech in 1990-1991, 1998, and Purdue University in 2006, as a visiting professor. He was the past President of the Korean Statistical Society (KSS), and the past Vice President of the Korean Society for Quality Management (KSQM). He is a permanent member of KSS and KSQM, and was a member of ASA, ASQ, and IEEE.

Office: Academic Building A611, Phone: 82-32-626-1916



Kazem 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 Proesor in 2015.

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




Young-Seon Lee, Associate Professor, has completed a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Utah and finished his postdoctoral training at Cornell University and Icahn school of medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

Current his teaching interest focuses on developing mathematical and critical thinking in the classroom through problem-solving. Also, he has research interests on the parameter estimation of mathematical models using Bayesian statistical inference, which is being applied for assessing cardiac safety in new drug development.

Office: Academic Building B609, Phone: 82-32-626-1917, Email: young-seon.lee@stonybrook.edu


Hongshik Ahn

Hongshik Ahn, Professor, B.S. in Mathematics, Seoul National University, Ph.D. in Statistics, 1992, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Biostatistics; Survival Analysis
Hongshik Ahn’s specialty is tree-structured regression modeling for censored survival data and classification of high-dimensional data. After earning his Ph.D., he initially worked as a biostatistician 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 collaborations with Stony Brook biomedical researchers and researchers in New York University and Mount Sinai Medical School.

Office: Academic Building A609,  http://www.ams.sunysb.edu/~hahn/ 


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