GS6 Speakers

Heisook Lee (GS6AP)

Prof Heisook Lee, Gender Summit 5 Africa speaker

President of the Center for WISET (Women in Science, Engineering & Technology), Seoul, Korea.

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Heisook Lee, is President of the Center for WISET (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology), Korea. Her mathematics research interests include algebraic coding theory and algebraic structures over commutative rings. Her current interests are HRD in STEM fields and gender perspectives in science research. Prof Lee received her B.S. M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Mathematics from Ewha Womans University, Korea, the University of British Columbia and Queen’s University, Canada, in 1971, 1974 and 1978 respectively. She worked at the Universitat Regensburg, Germany, as a postdoctoral fellow and was later appointed Professor of Mathematics at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea.

She has served as Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Dean of Research Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at Ewha. She was also the founding Editor of Communications of the Korean Mathematical Society from 1986 to 1988 and the Chief Editor for the Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society from 1994 to 1996. She has served as a member of the Korean Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology, and of National Science and Technology Commission. Dr Lee was the founding director of WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) Center in Korea, and also served as president of Korea Federation of Women Scientists association from 2006 to 2007.