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Kim, Sang-hyun

Professor

Geometric Group Theory

Sang-hyun Kim works on geometric group theory and low-dimensional topology. His research interests include right-angled Artin groups, mapping class groups and word-hyperbolic groups. With the collaborators, he developed topological and analytic methods to attack embeddability problems between groups of geometric nature. These groups encompass surface groups, manifold diffeomorphism groups and finitely generated groups of specifically prescribed smoothness.


  • Yale University, Ph.D., 2007. (Advisor : Andrew Casson)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), 2007.
  • R. H. Bing Instructor, the University of Texas at Austin, 2008 - 2010.
  • Norbert Wiener Assistant Professor, Tufts University, 2010 - 2011.
  • Assistant / Associate Professor, KAIST, 2010 - 2014.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Seoul National University, 2014 - 2019.
  • Professor, KIAS, 2019 - present.
  • R. H. Bing Fellowship, the University of Texas at Austin, 2008 - 2010.
  • Sang-San Prize for Young Mathematicians, Korean Mathematical Society, 2012.
  • Creative Teaching Grand Award, KAIST, 2013.
  • Teaching Excellence Award, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University, 2015.
  • Excellent Paper Award, Korean Mathematical Society, 2016.
  • Research Excellence Award, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University, 2017.
  • Y-KAST member (Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology), 2018 - present.
  • Office: 1540 / /
  • AI and Natural Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
  • 85 Hoegiro Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, Republic of Korea.