Mikyoung Lim (임미경)

Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea

Email: mklim(at)kaist.ac.kr

(Last Update: 2023 Jan 31)

I am a Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). I received a Bachelor’s degree in 1998, a Master’s degree in 2000, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2003, all from Seoul National University, Republic of Korea. Before moving to KAIST, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Ecole Polytechnique, France (2004–2007) and an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University, USA (2007–2008). I received the MediaV Young Researcher Award in 2014. I was appointed as KAIST Endowed Chair Professor (2019–2021). Currently, I am an Executive Committee Member of the Inverse Problems International Association (IPIA). These are core of my research:

  • Mathematical analysis and numerical computation for composite materials

  • Analytic methods for inverse problems

  • Sampling methods for microwave imaging

  • Spectral analysis of differential and integral operators


Since 2019.09 Full Professor of Mathematical Sciences, KAIST

Since 2021.03 Director of Graduate Studies of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, KAIST

2012–2019 Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, KAIST

2009–2011 Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, KAIST

2007–2008 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Colorado State University, USA

2004–2007 Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Visiting Positions

MSRI (2001, Visiting Scholar), IPAM (2003, Visiting Post-doc), Columbia University (2014, Visiting Professor), IMA (2017, Long-term visitor), University of Utah (2020, Visiting Professor)

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