Hyo Choi serves as a Meteorologist, Environmental Scientist, and Physical Oceanographer with over 40 years of experience in numerical modeling researches as an overseas invited Senior Researcher of the Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI) and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Seoul, Republic of Korea, established by the Korean Government, and a Full Professor at the Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gangneung, Republic of Korea, with two campuses. He obtained 2 Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, in 1984, and from the College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China, in 2004. His research interests cover a variety of fields in meteorology (weather and climate change, severe weather and disaster, flood, fog, mesoscale and synoptic scale meteorology, and extratropical and tropical cyclones), environment (health GIS and modeling, air pollution modeling, and analysis), and oceanography (ocean wave and circulation modeling and ocean environment modeling for fishery) in collaboration with universities and government institutions in Republic of Korea, USA, Canada, and so forth. Choi acted as not only an Interpreter and Investigator of the Korea Antarctic Scientific Expedition Team for two times (1985–1987) but also as a Korean Government Representative for intergovernmental meetings on Antarctic treaty and science policies and then received the National Order of Civil Merit-Mogryeon Medal from the Korean Government. He has also acted as a Council Member of the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Education of Korean Government and a Fishery Researcher nominated by the President of Korean Government, the East Sea Fisheries Research Institute, the National Fishery Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), and so forth. He has been the President of the Korean Environmental Sciences Society (Republic of Korea) for 2 years (2002-2003), President and Vice-President of the Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society for 5 years (2005–2009), and the Deputy Director General of International Biographical Centre, Ely, UK (since 2005), and so forth. Choi has been also acting as an editor-in-chief of 4 international journals and editor of 19 ones in the fields of environment and pollution, disaster, agriculture, water resources, hydrology, GIS, physical sciences (civil and ocean engineering), oceanography, fishery, and meteorology.
Biography Updated on 26 November 2013