From the Chair

Hongshik Ahn

Welcome to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) at the State University of New York (SUNY), Korea. Our department started in spring 2016 with undergraduate and graduate programs to provide the best quality education. We are closely associated with the AMS department at Stony Brook University, one of the top-ranked universities in the US. We share the faculty with the Stony Brook AMS Department and collaborate on teaching and research activities. Our students have an opportunity to spend one year at Stony Brook University and the experiences are very useful for them to broaden their horizons.


The capability of the students who are the future of our society will be explored and developed through our programs. For this purpose, we offer diverse programs in the field of applied mathematics and statistics, which are the most important foundations of knowledge in this era of globalization. Our students are able to make their ways into various fields including finance, actuarial science, statistics, medicine, operations research, big data, and AI. Advanced interdisciplinary studies in related areas are also very promising with the knowledge acquired in our department. Please explore our programs online through this website.  Thank you for visiting our page, and we look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me at with any questions.


Myoungshic Jhun

Professor and Chair

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Hongshik Ahn Faculty

Hongshik Ahn, Professor, B.S. in Mathematics, Seoul National University, Ph.D. in Statistics, 1992, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Statistics; Survival Analysis

Hongshik Ahn’s specialty is tree-structured regression modeling for censored survival data.  After earning his Ph.D., he initially worked as a statistician at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) on animal carcinogenicity, developmental toxicology, and drug stability analysis. He came to Stony Brook in 1996, but continued working on NCTR problems while developing new collaborations with Stony Brook biomedical researchers. His research has been funded by NIH. He was the first Vice President of SUNY Korea. After two years in Stony Brook, he returned to SUNY Korea in 2016 as the Chair of new AMS program.

Office: Academic Building A609, Phone: 82-32-626-1914 


Kyle Bradford FacultyKyle Bradford, Assistant Professor, B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics, M.S. in Statistics, Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2013, Oregon State University: Applied Probability

Kyle Bradford’s dissertation was on the topic of adiabatic evolutions. After earning his Ph.D., he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Nevada Reno. He is currently working on machine learning to develop an algorithm for better image identification.

Office: Academic Building B525, Phone: 82-32-626-1911 



Tan Cao Faculty

Tan H. Cao, Assistant Professor, B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy, Vietnam, M.S. in Mathematics, University of Orleans, France, Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2016, Wayne State University, USA:Control Theory

After earning his Ph.D., Tan H. Cao worked as a mathematics lecturer at Vietnamese-German University in Vietnam. His interests mainly focus on the area of control theory, nonlinear and variational analysis, nonsmooth analysis and generalized differentiation, optimization, and applications. Currently, he is working on optimal control of a perturbed sweeping process and finding some applications to the crowd motion model.

Office: Academic Building B524, Phone: 82-32-626-1912


Myoungshik Jhun

Myoungshic Jhun, Professor, B.S. in Mathematics, Seoul National University, Ph.D. in Statistics, 1985, University of California at Berkeley: Statistics; Bootstrap

Myoungshic Jhun’s interest is computer-intensive methods in statistics.  After earning his Ph.D., he worked at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Korea University as a professor of Statistics. Most of his research has been focused on theoretical justifications for newly suggested methods for data analysis. Recently, he is interested in bootstrap method and quantile regression. He joined SUNY Korea in spring 2018 as the Chair of the AMS program.

Office: Academic Building B519, Phone: 82-32-626-1900 



Kazem Mahdavi Faculty

Kazem Mahdavi, Research Professor, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Tehran University, M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics, SUNY Binghamton, 1983: Quantum Computation, Geometrical Group Theory, Classical Group Theory

After earning his Ph.D., Kazem Mahdavi worked at SUNY Potsdam from 1983 to 2006 as a Mathematics Professor. Since then, he worked at University of Texas at Tyler as Mathematics and Computer Science Professor until 2013. After visiting Ithaca College as a Visiting Professor of Mathematics, he joined SUNY Korea as a Research Professor in 2015.

Office: Academic Building A511, Phone: 82-32-626-1384


joseph mitchell

Joseph Mitchell, Chair of Stony Brook AMS, Distinguished Professor, B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, M.S. in Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D. in Operations Research, 1986, Stanford University: Computational Geometry

Joe Mitchell is one of the country’s leaders in computational geometry, which studies the design, analysis, and implementation of efficient algorithm to solve geometric problems. His particular interest is applications to problems in computer graphics, visualization, robotics, manufacturing, geographic information systems, and computer vision. A major current application is helping air traffic controllers route airplanes around bad weather. He received Chancellor’s/President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He visited SUNY Korea in spring 2017 and taught AMS 311 as part of team teaching. He will teach AMS 545/CSE 555 online in spring 2018.


Suil O FacultySuil O, Assistant Professor, B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics, Busan National University, Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2011, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: Extremal and Spectral Graph Theory

Suil O’s research interests lie in graph theory, particularly extremal and spectral problems on regular graphs. After earning his Ph.D., Suil O worked at the College of William and Mary, Georgia State University, Simon Fraser University, and Sungkyunkwan University. He is currently working on the relations between eigenvalues and structures in graphs...

Office: Academic Building B523, Phone: 82-32-626-1913



Changsoon Park, Research Professor, B.S. in Computer Science and Statistics, Seoul National University, M.S. & Ph.D. in Statistics, 1984, Virginia Tech: Statistics; Statistical Quality Control.

Changsoon Park’s research interests are statistical process control, especially in multi-stage process monitoring, quality engineering, and structural equation modeling. After earning his Ph.D., he has worked in the Department of Applied Statistics, at Chung-Ang University, Seoul,.until 2017. His current research interest is mainly focusing on the unified approach of the statistical process monitoring. He visited Virginia Tech in 1990-1991, 1998, and Purdue University in 2006, as a visiting professor. He was the past President of the Korean Statistical Society (KSS), and the past Vice President of the Korean Society for Quality Management (KSQM). He is a permanent member of KSS and KSQM, and was a member of ASA, ASQ, and IEEE.

Office: Academic Building A611, Phone: 82-32-626-1916


Moonwon Suh FacultyMoon W. Suh, Leading Professor, B.S. in Textile Engineering, Seoul National University, M.S. in Textile Technology, Ph.D. in Statistics, North Carolina State University: Statistical & Probability Modeling, Manufacturing Management, Textile Products/Process, Experimental Design, Quality Management, Research Mdehods

Dr. Moon W. Suh has worked extensively for both US industry and academia before coming to SUNY Korea. Following his industrial career as a Senior Statistician & Operations Research Analyst at Burlington Industries, Prof. Suh joined North Carolina State University in 1987 and served three departments concurrently; Textile and Apparel Technology and Management, Statistics, and Operations Research. He is a Charles A. Cannon Professor Emeritus of Textile Technology and Management at College of Textiles at NC State, a Fellow of American Statistical Association, an Honorary Member of The Fiber Society (USA), a member of both The Korean Academy of Science and Technology and The National Academy of Engineering of Korea.

Office: Academic Building A520, Phone: 82-32-626-1952


Alex Krejci, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, B.S. Physics - University of Kansas, PhD Physics Vanderbilt University

Alex graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2013 with a PhD in physics - focusing on nanoscience research. Afterwards, he worked at SUNY Korea for 3 years where he acted as director of the LEAD Lab. From 2016-2018 he worked at Oregon State University in the Biological and Ecological Engineering Department developing on environmental sensing solutions. He rejoined SUNY Korea in 2018 as Assistant Professor. He teaches MAT 123.


Applied Mathematics & Statistics



Chair: Myoungshic Jhun, Ph.D.


Program Coordinator: Junwon Park



Office: B519 Academic Building

Phone: (032) 626-1905


AMS Website:

Myoungshic Jhun, Ph.D., Chair