Ho-Am Prize & 백규고전학술상 (Baek-Gyu Award)

NOTE: this post is the second part of the three-post series. see here to learn about the Ho-Am Prize in Engineering I just was just awarded with. Ho-Am Prize & Scholarship for Macademia at Aalto University Ho-Am Prize & 백규고전학술상 (Baek-Gyu Scholarly Award for Classics) TBA My Father and Korean Classical Literature and Art i’ve rarely mentioned my father in this blog without any particular reason, but perhaps it’s a good time to talk about him briefly in this post. his name is Kyu-Ick Cho (조규익),and he’s a professor of Korean Language and Literature at Soong-sil University in Seoul, Korea.

Ho-Am Prize & Scholarship for Macadamia at Aalto University

Update June 2 2021: click here for my acceptance speech (in Korean only) Note: This is the first in a series of up to three posts related to the Ho-Am Prize I was awarded this year. Ho-Am Prize & Scholarship for Macademia at Aalto University Ho-Am Prize & 백규고전학술상 (Baek-Gyu Scholarly Award for Classics) TBA Ho-Am Prize What an honour it has been to be a recipient of the Samsung Ho-Am Prize in Engineering this year (2021)! The Ho-Am Prize is one of the biggest and perhaps most recognized awards in Korea. Quoting the Ho-Am Foundation directly: The Prize is

Donation to the Hanmaum education volunteer corp

[Update: April 12 2021] see this announcement for a Korean (shortened) version of the story. this is a slightly expanded version of my fb post: i’ve lived in three countries-finland, canada and US- over the past 12 years as an expat/immigrant myself, which makes me pretty well aware of issues and challenges faced by immigrants, in particular east asian ones, in these countries. this made me incorrectly believe that i know the challenges and issues faced by immigrants everywhere beyond these three countries, including korea where i was born and raised as a korean national and had lived for

2020년 가을 NYU

this is a facebook post ( i wrote in korean as a response/addendum to another facebook post ( by Prof. Jihoon Jeong on the necessity of rapid, on-going tests in korea. i’m copy-pasting it here for the purpose of leaving a record. NYU에서는 이번 가을에 blended insturction을 했다. 각 수업은 규모 (학생 수 및 주당 강의 수), 특성 (대면 필수) 등을 고려하여 remote, in-person 또는 blended로 학기 시작 전 구분을 지었고, 나는 blended mode의 강의를 진행했다. blended mode 수업의 강의는 in-person 그리고 lab sessions은 평소의 2-3배로 갯수를 늘려서 in-person과 remote를 모두 가졌다. 모든 강의와 lab은 zoom을 통해 livestream했고 이를 통해

Aalto University School of Science Alumnus of the Year 2020

So, this happened. My alma mater chose me as the Alumnus of the Year! As a proud alumni of Aalto University, this is my immense honour to be selected as one. See the announcement in Suomi and English. Aalto University (in particular School of Science within) and Finland just keep on giving, and I feel like I continue to receive without giving anything back. I will have to think of some way for me to pay back all that I have received from them. Kiitos paljon! Of course, the whole event was virtual, and due to the time difference, I

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