Hyun Kang

Hyun Kang

Computational Earth System Scientist

Hyun (or Hyun-Gyu) Kang is a computational Earth system scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory whose work is focused on developing, implementing, and optimizing scalable numerical algorithms to improve the efficiency and accuracy of Earth system models. Hyun is also interested in the high performance and heterogeneous computing to accelerate the models. Hyun received his Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from Pukyong National University in 2017 and was awarded the outstanding thesis award by Korean Meteorological Society.

  • 02/2020-Present: Computational Earth System Scientist, Computational Earth Sciences Group, Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • 02/2019-01/2020: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computational Earth Sciences Group, Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • 03/2017-01/2019: Postdoctoral Fellow in Pukyong National University supported by Brain-Korea 21 Plus Project of the Graduate School of Earth Environmental Hazard System
  • The outstanding thesis award presented by Korean Meteorological Society, 2017
  • 09/2010-02/2017: Ph.D., Department of Environmental Atmospheric Sciences, Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea
    • Dissertation title: ‘Development of a scalable spherical-Laplacian high-order filter for the spectral element model on the cubed sphere’
  • 09/2008-08/2010: M.S., Department of Environmental Atmospheric Sciences, Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea
    • Dissertation title: ‘Angular momentum transport in an idealized tropical cyclone’
  • 03/2005-08/2008: B.S., Department of Environmental Atmospheric Sciences, Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea