ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

April 19, 2005

Jeong H Kim
ICAS Fellow & ICAS Liberty Award Recipient

to head

Bell Labs

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Jeong H Kim <http://www.icasinc.org/f1998/f1998jhk.html> has been named president of Bell Labs, the world's biggest corporate research institute which has produced 11 Nobel Prize winners.

Jeong founded the ATM and networking company Yurie Systems in 1992. In 1998, Lucent bought Yurie Systems for US$1 billion, and he was named in Forbes' list of the top 400 magnates. After Lucent took over his company, Jeong served as president of Lucent's Broadband Carrier Networks and its Optical Networking Group. He also became co-owner with Michael Jordan of the NBA's Washington Wizards in 2001. In 2002, Jeong was appointed a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Maryland. In 2004, he was elected to National Academy of Engineering <http://www.icasinc.org/2004/2004b/b040213a.html>. In the same year, he gave US$2 million to Stanford University to establish a chair in Korean studies.

Jeong emigrated to the US in 1975, when he was a junior in middle school, earning his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and
master's degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland. He served
as an officer in the US Navy for seven years from 1984.

Bell Labs was founded in 1925 taking its name from Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Originally attached to the largest US communication
firm of the same name, it is now part of communication equipment maker Lucent.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow