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Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty

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Hyunwook Koh

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in Biostatistics, New York University

Hyunwook (Bob) Koh joined SUNY Korea in the fall semester of 2020 as an Assistant Professor in AMS. Before that, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Dept of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University. He received his Ph.D. degree in biostatistics from New York University, master's degrees in applied statistics and biostatistics from Cornell University and the University of Southern California, and bachelor's degree in economics from Kyung Hee University. Dr. Koh is a biostatistician and has led research projects funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea and Incheon Technopark on statistical learning methods for microbiome-based causal mediation analysis and personalized medicine. 

Dr. Koh has published his research papers in peer-reviewed journals, such as Statistics in Medicine, Microbiome, Bioinformatics, Frontiers in Genetics, BMC Genomics, Journal of Clinical Investigation, eLife Sciences, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Scientific Reports, PLoS One, and so forth. He also gives a talk or organizes a session at academic meetings, such as Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), Eastern North American Region (ENAR), International Conference on Statistics and Data Science (ICSDS), Bernoulli-IMS World Congress in Probability and Statistics, Korean Statistical Society (KSS), American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), and so forth.

  • Teaching: Dr. Koh teaches undergraduate classes, such as AMS 310 (Survey of Probability and Statistics), AMS 380 (Data Mining) and AMS 394 (Statistical Laboratory), and graduate classes, such as AMS 572 (Data Analysis), AMS 578 (Regression Theory) and AMS 582 (Design of Experiments). "Teaching is a continuous but non-differentiable function in a non-measurable space that takes instructor's knowledge, experience, philosophy and humanity for his or her students to change the world, lead the future and make a new history." - H. Koh
  • Personal Background: Dr. Koh grew up on Jeju island, and then moved to Seoul for a college education. He has lived in the United States for about 12 years (2 years in Ithaca, 4 years in Los Angeles, 4 years in New York, and 2 years in Baltimore). He loves music, sports and food. He enjoys bicycle riding and strolling in the park on weekends. 

Fields of Interest
Biostatistics, Causal Mediation Analysis, Machine Learning, Human Microbiome, Personalized Medicine

Publications
His research papers can be found on the following websites:

Software Packages
His software packages can be found on the following websites: