Sungju Moon, Ph.D. - Nevada State College
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Sungju Moon, Ph.D.

I grew up in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina around my 16th birthday. I attended Wake Forest University whose school colors also happen to be Black and (Old) Gold. There, I double majored in mathematics and classical studies and wrote my honors thesis on modeling infectious disease dynamics. I found my love for teaching mathematics as a graduate student at Syracuse University where I received my M.S. in mathematics. I then returned to Seoul to join the South Korean military. I was fortunate to be able to serve as a Technical Research Personnel, which allowed me to concurrently work on my PhD at Seoul National University. While my doctoral dissertation was about the chaotic dynamics found in Earth’s weather systems, my research focus shifted gears during my time as a postdoc at McMaster University and the Fields Institute in Canada, where I worked on developing agent-based models to answer some of the most urgent public health questions facing Canada and beyond. I am excited to incorporate many of the cutting-edge modeling ideas into some of the mathematics courses I will be teaching at Nevada State. I am also hoping to welcome interested students to work with me on many different applied projects involving weather, chaos, and diseases!

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