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Professor YunSung Choi Receives the Korean Math Society’s Academic Award

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Professor YunSung Choi

The Korean Math Society (KMS) announced on October 23 that POSTECH Professor YunSung Choi was selected as the winner of the KMS 2015 Academic Award. This selection took place alongside the 2015 KMS Fall Meeting held at Yonsei University. 
 
Professor Choi was selected as the award recipient in recognition of his academic achievement and contribution in the field of functional analysis. In particular, Professor Choi’s research on the numerical index of Banach spaces, Bishop-Phelps theorem, and polynomials and multilinear mappings on Banach spaces was highly regarded. 
 
Professor Choi earned a doctorate degree from the University of Rochester in New York, USA after graduating from Seoul National University. He has been a faculty member at POSTECH since 1988 and has served as the director of the Pohang Mathematics Institute since 2007. He was a member of the Organizing Committee for the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2014 and he became an editor of the Journal of Korean Math Society starting this year. 
 
The award ceremony took place on October 24 at the Science Hall at Yonsei University.