Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Jeong H Kim
ICAS Fellow &
ICAS Liberty Award Recipient
We are pleased to share with you that Jeong H Kim
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
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
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