Sung Yell Song

Iowa State University, USA


Sung Yell Song was born in South Korea, in 1951. He attended Seoul National University (SNU) in Korea from which he received the B.S. degree in mathematics education in 1974. After serving in Korean Navy for three and a half years, he returned to SNU and completed M.Ed. degree in mathematics education in 1980. He then moved to the United States and attended the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio from 1981 to 1987, and received M.S. degree in 1983 and Ph.D. degree in 1987 in mathematics. He then worked as a Visiting Lecturer for one year at OSU. In 1988, he joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he got a tenure in 1994 and is still lodged. In July 2000–June 2001, he served as a Visiting Professor of Mathematics Department, and Adjunct Member of the Combinatorial and Computational Mathematics Center, at Pohang Institute and Technology in Pohang, Korea. His research interest lies in algebraic combinatorics and algebraic graph theory. He works mostly with association schemes, combinatorial designs, and their applications to other areas of mathematics. He has been an affiliated member of the Information Assurance Center at ISU since 2005. He has been an Active Member of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) over twenty years, for which he has organized several special sessions in various regional AMS meetings since 1991. He served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computing (JAMC), for many years. Currently, he is working as one of two Editors-in-Chief of JAMC.

Biography Updated on 28 August 2011

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