A press release from the folks at CISE:
The NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering is delighted to name Dr. Sangtae Kim as the new Director for the Division of Shared Cyberinfrastructure, to be effective February 17, 2004.
Sangtae “Sang” Kim, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers, joins us from Purdue University where he has served as the Donald W. Fedderson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering since 2003. Sang brings to NSF many noteworthy accomplishments made during his distinguished career in both academe and industry. Until 2003, Sang served as vice president and information officer of Lilly Research Laboratories, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, where he provided both vision and leadership for cyberinfrastructure in the data-intensive, post-genomic environment of the research-based pharmaceutical industry. He joined Lilly in 2000 from Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research.
From 1983 to 1997, Sang was a faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned the rank of full professor for his work in mathematical and computational methods for microfluidics. In 1990, in recognition of his teaching and research accomplishments in high performance computing, Sang was extended a courtesy faculty appointment in the Department of Computer Sciences at Wisconsin. He also served on the peer review boards of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. His research and education activities continue, currently focusing on the intersection of applied mathematics, biological sciences, and informatics. Sang’s research citations include the Allan P. Colburn Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Award for Initiatives in Research from the National Academy of Sciences.
Born in 1958 in Seoul, Korea, Dr. Kim received concurrent BSc and MSc degrees (1979) from the California Institute of Technology and a PhD from Princeton (1983). He also studied at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University (1981). He received a Presidential Young Investigator award from NSF in 1985.
Clearly no stranger to the world of cyberinfrastucture, Sang will draw upon his unique combination of leadership experiences to help NSF meet the cyberinfrastructure needs of the broad science and engineering community.