I received my PhD degree in 2001 from Seoul National University, and held post-doctoral positions at Seoul National University and at the University of Toronto. I came to the University of Connecticut as an assistant professor in 2005 and was promoted to full professor in 2017.
My research interests are in Representation Theory, Number Theory, Combinatorics and Machine Learning. Recently, I have been applying Machine Learning and other Data-Scientific tools to problems in pure mathematics. The discovery of Murmuration phenomena is a notable result. There was a hot-topics workshop on Murmurations in Arithmetic at ICERM in July, 2023, and the story was covered in the ICERM Newsletter.