“I am thrilled to begin the next chapter of my career with Korea Environment Institute. I look forward to playing a practical role in establishing domestic environmental policies, and thus carrying out various research projects to predict and prevent environmental issues.”
Dr. JongCheol Pyo (Advisor: Professor Kyung Hwa Cho) in the Department of Urban and Chemical Engineering at UNIST, is about to begin his new career at the Center for Environmental Data Strategy within the Korea Environment Institute (KEI), starting in February, 2021. Dr. Pyo managed to accomplish this within one semester after obtaining his PhD degree in the month of August in 2020.
Meanwhile, the Korea Environment Institute (KEI) is a national organization on environmental policies and environmental impact assessment under the authority of the Office for Government Policy Coordination and Prime Minister’s Secretariat. Through research and development of policies and technologies related to the environment and enhancement of expertise and fairness of environmental impact assessment, it aims to contribute to the prevention and resolution of environmental problems. Research projects that address a wide number of environmental issues, such as climate change, air and water quality control, waste management, resource circulation, and environmental health are currently underway at KEI.
Mr. Pyo entered UNIST, as an undergraduate student in March 2009 and carried out various research on data-driven water pollution prediction under the supervision of Professor Cho throughout his PhD program. His research interests focused on the analysis and prediction of water quality, using big data and deep learning methods. In particular, he was interested in how to predict and respond to water pollution by collecting and processing various environmental data.
He has already been given the credit for his dedication to research on water pollution prediction by receiving the 2016 Global PhD Fellowship (GPF), a two-year fellowship award of 40 million KRW. The following year, he was selected for the Global Leadership Program by receiving excellent evaluation in the annual evaluation.