Kim Awarded Drew D. Perkins Professorship


May 5, 2004

The College of Engineering honored Hyong S. Kim, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering as the first Drew D. Perkins Professor of Advanced Networking and Communications. A reception was held at the Schenley Park Visitor Center on May 5, 2004 to present Professor Kim with the chair appointment.

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.