Kim Announced to be the First Perkins Professor


July 31, 2003

The first Drew. D. Perkins Professorship for Advanced Networking and Communications will go to Hyong Kim, Professor of ECE. Kim's work in computer networking and advanced switch architectures includes designing, evaluating, and demonstrating a high-speed ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) network for multimedia applications. Winning the NSF Young Investigator Award in 1995, three of his papers were included in the IEEE Press collection on networking. He has advised more than 20 M.S. and Ph.D. students.

John Anderson, CIT Dean, highlighted Kim's accomplishment in a memo to CIT faculty and staff:

  • Kim co-founded two companies in Pittsburgh:
  • Scalable Networks in 1995 (with Dr. Ron Bianchini), which was bought by FORE Systems (now Marconi), and
  • Accelight in 2000, which focused on optical switches for networks.
  • He developed two new graduate courses in networking and an undergraduate course in telecommunications, creating a networking thrust within the department and a networking course for all INI students.

Headshot of Hyong Kim

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