In the early 1980s, Seong-Gi was the first to use the disturbed (wavy) water surface in the numerical calculation of surface ship waves. Currently, he is the world authority in the pivot point of ships as used in ship handling.
Seong-Gi has interest in the following areas:
- Surface ship wave calculation.
- Ship manoeuvring.
- Ship interaction.
High performance (parallel) computing
- Parallel systems.
- Systolic algorithm.
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of IMSF (International Maritime Simulator Forum, MARSIM 2015, September 2015) 'A Paradigm Shift in Ship Handling'.
Safety of Marine Transport, CRC Press (June 2015), PP89-95, ISBN: 978-1-138-02859-3, ISBN: 978-1-315-67261-8(eBook PDF) 'A Paradigm Shift in Ship Handling and its Training'.
The International Journal of The Nautical Institute (Seaways, August 2015) 'Rethinking the Pivot Point II'.
Praticos (Conselho Nacional de Praticagem (January 2012) PP14-18 'Repensando o centro de giro'.
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of IMLA (International Maritime Lecturers’ Association, September 2011) 'The Use of Pivot Point in Ship Handling for Safer and More Accurate Ship Manoeuvring'.
The International Journal of The Nautical Institute (Seaways, August 2011, PP7-10) 'Rethinking the Pivot Point'
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 1573, Springer, Berlin (July 1999), PP355-364, 'A Systolic Algorithm for the Factorisation of Matrices arising in the Field of Hydrodynamics'.
Proceedings of VECPAR'98 (Vector and Parallel Processing, June 1998) 'A Systolic Algorithm for the Factorisation of Matrices arising in the Field of Hydrodynamics'.
Proceedings of the 5th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (October 1998) 'Traffic Control in Response to Traffic Incidents'.
Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of OMAE (Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 1996) 'The Effect of Pontoon Geometry on the Response of a TLP in Waves'.
Report to the EU Human Capital and Mobility Programme (1995) 'Measurement of the Responses of Tethered Floating Bodies in Waves'.
Water Resource Systems Research Unit Report 17, Newcastle University (January 1994) 'Implementation of the SHETRAN-UK Hydrological Model on the Network Linda Parallel Processing System'.
Computing Science Report PPM, Newcastle University (November 1993) 'On the Use of Systolic Concept as a General Design Methodology'.
Emerson Cavitation Tunnel Reports, Newcastle University, (1982-1987).