Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and joined Ohio University's Civil Engineering Department in the Fall of 2008. Before his Ph.D. study, he worked for Samsung E&C Corporation for six years as a construction engineer, bridge design planner, and project controls engineer. He is a registered structural engineer in Korea since 1998 and a PMP® (Project Management Professional) certified by PMI since 1999. He completed his M.S. degree in Structural Engineering and B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Seoul National University. He also wrote a book about Project Management (in Korean), which has been used as a textbook for project management courses in many universities.
Dr. Kim's principal research area is Construction Engineering and Management. His research interest includes forecasting, project risk management, performance monitoring and control, risk assessment and analysis, reliability-based infrastructure management, and decision making under uncertainty. As a part of his dissertation, he developed two new probabilistic forecasting methods for project schedule risk assessment. Programmed as an add-in for Microsoft Excel, those new methods can be used in most projects managed based on the earned value method or any other cumulative progress metrics, for example, % complete.