Principal Research Fellow, Center for Gendered Innovation in Science & Technology Research (GISTeR); WIE-Up Professor, Handong University, Pohang, Korea; Professor Emeritus, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Having served as the founding president of the Center for WISET (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology), Professor Heisook Lee now focuses on Gendered Innovations research in STEM fields at GISTeR. Professor Lee was a co-organizer of the Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific in 2015. Serving as the founding director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) programme from 2001 to 2010 and was president of the Korea Federation of Women Scientists associations (KOFWST) from 2006 to 2007, Professor Lee has been an advocate of gender equality in STEM. She was formerly a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Science & Technology and National Science & Technology Commission. She received her BS, MSc, and PhD degrees in Mathematics from Ewha Womans University, Korea, and the University of British Columbia and Queen’s University, Canada, in 1971, 1974 and 1978 respectively. As a Professor of Mathematics at Ewha Womans University in Seoul Korea, Prof. Lee was Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, and Dean of Research affairs between 1997 and 2001. She also served as Dean of the Graduate School from 2006 to 2008. She served as chief Editor of Communications of the Korean Mathematical Society (KMS) from 1986 to 1988 and as Chief Editor of the Journal of KMS from 1994 to 1996.