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Seong-Gi  Seo

Dr Seong-Gi Seo

Senior Lecturer

School of Maritime Science and Engineering

023 8201 34165 ext. 4165 Room no. CG133

Biography

Seong-Gi served as a foot soldier in the GOP area in the Korean army for three years from 1973. He was the martial arts (Tae Kwon Do) instructor for the regiment.

His first job in his career was with the Korean Ship Research Institute in 1979, which he left in 1980 when he decided to do postgraduate study at Newcastle University.

After being awarded an MSc in 1981, he worked for the Emersion Cavitation Tunnel as a research associate until 1986, during which time he obtained a PhD (1984).

Following this, Seong-Gi decided to switch his subject into high performance (parallel) computing. He remained in this field until the end of 1999, and his last position at Newcastle University was as director of the Centre for High Performance Computing and Networking.

From 2000, he began full-time teaching at the Marine College in South Shields, and in 2007 he came to lecture at Warsash Maritime Academy, where he is closer to his three children who are living in London.

He served as the chairman of Korean Scientists and Engineers’ Association in the 1990s.

He also managed, as headmaster, the North of England Korean School from 1991-2007.