People & Life

Alumni Interviews

People & Life

Alumni Interviews

Alumni Interviews

Professor Byung Jin Cho

1981~1985 B.A. Seoul National University

1985~1991 M.A. & Ph.D. KAIST

1991~1993 Inter-university MicroElectronic Center, Belgium

1993~1997 Hyundai Electronics Research Center

1997~2007.7 Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

 

Q. What made you come to KAIST?

A. After receiving my Masters and Ph.D. in KAIST, I spent more than 10 years abroad working in various organizations, from a company, a research center, to the National University of Singapore. After the appointment of President Nam-pyo Suh at KAIST, I decided to take a position in KAIST because I felt that I shared many of President Suh’s visions and I hoped to contribute to making my alma mater a world-class university.

I think KAIST’s biggest strength comes from the fact that it is a research-centered university. The principle agent for research is ‘people.’ In this context, KAIST not only has outstanding scholars, but also provides excellent facilities and ample time for one to focus on their research. The research-conducive environment that is provided was another reason I decided to come to KAIST.