GS6 Speakers

Sungwan Kim

Sungwan Kim, Gender Summit 6 Asia Pacific Speaker

Program Manager, ICT & Convergence Research Division, National Research Foundation (NRF), Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Seoul National University College of Medicine and Professor, Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), Korea. 

NRF’s Strategy on the Gender-Based Research (download presentation here pdf icon)
Plenary Panel 2: Developing Science Policies to Promote Gender-Based and Innovations

Program Manager (PM) & Professor Sungwan Kim received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering and the M.S. degree in Control and Instrumentation Engineering from Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Korea in 1985 and 1987, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1993, respectively. He is a Program Manager (PM) of the ICT & Convergence Research Division, National Research Foundation, Korea since May 2015 and a Professor with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, SNU College of Medicine since March 2010. 

His research areas include 1) Medical (Surgical & Rehab) Robots,2) Manueverable Capsule Endoscope, 3) Early detection of disease algorithm development, 4) Human space biology, 5) Biomedical Control and Modeling. Prior to joining to the SNU, he worked with the Dynamic Systems and Control Branch at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, USA, as a Senior Researcher and his two primary research areas include - 1) guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) systems design and analysis and 2) system identification and mathematical modeling.He has led research teams since 1994 as a Principal Engineer with Boeing Company and a Senior Project Manager at Lear Astronics Corporation. He has published over 100 conference & journal papers and technical reports and currently holds over 10 U.S. & Korean Patents. Prof Kim had also served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journals (Transactions on BioMedical Engineering & Transactions on Control Systems Technology) over 13 years. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Technical Committee Member of IEEE, IFAC, and AIAA.

Summary of talk for Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific

 A preclinical research on female mice is getting more attention since most research has been conducted only on male mice.  During the presentation, recent efforts driven by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) in considering both genders are addressed, followed by the strategic research plan using female mice.  An overview of the NRF is also covered in this presentation.