Researcher Dogeun Lee (Supervisor: Professor Sungjae Kim), attends the 8th Global Young Scientist Summit (GYSS) Singapore representing Korea

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Dogeun Lee (supervisor: Professor Sungjae Kim), currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, attended the 8th Global Young Scientist Summit (GYSS) as a representative for Korea. It was held in Singapore from January 14th to the 17th. GYSS invites globally recognized scientists such as Nobel Prize Winners to deliver speeches and participate in panel discussions. It provides promising young scientists a chance to interact with the speakers and other fellow scientists to motivate their academic and research activities.

In this year’s GYSS, 300 young scientists (graduate students and post-docs, 9 from Korea) in the field of science technology such as chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, computer science and engineering from around the world were nominated. They participated in keynote speeches and panel discussions by Nobel Prize Winners, exchanged ideas and knowledge with other excellent scientists from around the world and visited research centers and local agencies in Singapore.


Speakers of the summit included:

Aaron Ciechanover (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004)

Ada Yonath (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009)

Ben Feringa (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016)

Kurt Wuthrich (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2002)

Klaus von Klitzing (Nobel Prize in Physics 1985)

Sir Konstantin Novoselov (Nobel Prize in Physics 2010)

Sir Tim Hunt (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2001)

Efim Zelmanov (Fields Medal 1994)

Ngo Bao Chau (Fields Medal 2010)

Wendelin Werner (Fields Medal 2006)

Michael Gratzel (Millennium Technology Prize 2010)

Hohn Hopcroft (Turing Award 1986)

Leslie Lamport (Turing Award 2013)

Leslie Valiant (Turing Award 2013)

Kees Immink (IEEE Medal of Honor 2017)

Alain Fischer (Chair of Experimental Medicine at College de France).


For your information, the National Research Foundation provides round-trip plane tickets and the Research Foundation of Singapore provides full hospitality for the participants of GYSS every year. The nomination criteria are as follows.

Nomination Criteria Score
Active participation to the summit, application background and goals 40
Strong research record and ability 45
GPA(Bachelors, Masters, English) and English speaking ability 5
Others (scholarships and awards) 5
Endorsement by supervisor 5
Total 100


Translated by Kyungjin Lee, English Editor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,