Song Dae Kim

Seong Dae Kim, Ph.D., PMP

Assistant Professor
Office: University Center 157
Phone: 907-786-1922
Email: sdkim2@uaa.alaska.edu

Education

2009 Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering (degree conferred 2009)
Dissertation title: “The Tradeoff between Investments in Infrastructure and Forecasting in the face of Natural Disaster Risk”
2002 Sungkyunkwan University, Korea (South)
M.S. in Industrial Engineering (degree conferred 2002)
Thesis title: “A Study on the Application of TRIZ to the Areas of Management Science - With Regard to Inventory Control and Queuing Models”
1999 Sungkyunkwan University, Korea (South)
B.S. in Industrial Engineering (degree conferred 1999)

Teaching Responsibilites

Fall 2010, 2011 Project Risk Management (PM624)
Spring 2010, 2011, 2012 Project Quality Management (PM616)
Spring 2010 Case Study and Research (PM685/686AB)
Spring 2008, 2009 2009 Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects
Fall 2007 Teaching Assistant for the course Engineering Analysis for Decision Making “Decision Analysis I”

Research Interests

01/2010-05/2010 PI, “Prioritization of future Freight Infrastructure Projects within the Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions (AMATS),” research project sponsored by Municipality of Anchorage.
06/2008-05/2009 Student Technician II, Decision & risk analysis on investment decision associated with hurricane evacuation, supervised by Dr. J. Eric Bickel.
09/2006-08/2007 Student Technician II, Probability assessment and verification on sports gambling, supervised by Dr. J. Eric Bickel.
09/2005-08/2006 Research Assistant, “Value of information from 4D seismic technology for oil/gas exploration” sponsored by Schlumberger, supervised by Dr. J. Eric Bickel, Develop economic module to estimate the value of information.
01/2005-08/2005 Student Technician II, Probability assessment and verification on weather forecast, supervised by Dr. J. Eric Bickel.
06/2004-12/2004 Research Assistant, “Fee-Based Service for National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW)” supervised by Dr. Ben Zoghi in the Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M University, Develop a model for developing and pricing new services for NAW members.
06/2004-12/2004 Research Assistant, “Elk Customer Service Survey” supervised by Dr. Ben Zoghi in the Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M University, Documentation and analysis of the survey to Elk's distributors nation-wide.
01/2000-05/2000 Research Assistant, “Reconstruction of Demand Forecasting and Inventory Control System for Automobile Spare Parts” sponsored by HyunDai MOBIS (former HyunDai Precision Industry Company), Korea (South), Generate ideas for various alternative inventory control systems, conduct simulation of the alternatives, and analyze the result.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Decision & Risk Analysis
  • Oil & gas exploration
  • Sports betting market
  • Verification of forecast information
  • Emergency (esp. natural disaster) management
  • Creativity and creative problem solving techniques
  • TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving)

Publications

  • J. Eric Bickel, Eric Floehr, and Seong Dae Kim (2011), “Comparing NWS PoP Forecasts to Third-Party Providers,” Monthly Weather Review, Volume 139, Issue 10 (October 2011), pp. 3304-3321.
  • Seong Dae Kim, Teresa Brewer, Gary Kretchik, Donghwoon Kwon, Harrison Yeo, and Kelly Brown (2011), Prioritization of Future Freight Infrastructure Projects within the Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation solutions (AMATS), Proceedings of 13th TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, Reno, Nevada, May 8-12, 2011, Available at http://trb-appcon.org/program.html#s8.
  • Seong Dae Kim and J. Eric Bickel (2010), “Roads or Radar: The Tradeoff Between Investments in Infrastructure and Forecasting When Facing Hurricane Risk,” IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 363-375.
  • J. Eric Bickel, Eric Floehr, and Seong Dae Kim (2010), “Comparing NWS POP Forecasts to Third-Party Providers,” Proceedings of 20th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences, The 90th American Meteorological society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, January 18, 2010. (http://ams.confex.com/ams/90annual/techprogram/session_23848.htm).
  • Seong Dae Kim* and J. Eric Bickel (2008), “Roads or Radar: Investing in Infrastructure or Improved Forecasting in the Face of Tropical Cyclone Risk,” Proceedings of the 28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, AMS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 30, 2008.
  • J. Eric Bickel* and Seong Dae Kim (2008), “Verification of The Weather Channel Probability of Precipitation Forecasts,” Proceedings of the 19th Conference on Probability and Statistics, 88th AMS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 23, 2008.
  • Seong Dae Kim* and J. Eric Bickel (2007), “Roads or Radar: Investing in Infrastructure or Improved Forecasting in the Face of Hurricane Risk,” Proceedings of the 44th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, College Station, TX, October 23, 2007.