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Kim, Dr. Jeong H.

Kim, Dr. Jeong H.
Professor of Practice
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
3122 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Research Interests 

  • Communications
  • Wireless technologies
  • Optical networking systems
  • Computer design
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Satellite systems
  • Data communications


Dr. Kim has been widely recognized for his achievements. In 2005, shortly after being appointed president of Lucent's Bell Labs unit, he was named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Asian Americans in Business. He has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and sits on a number of corporate, university and non-profit boards.

An entrepreneur as well as an engineer, Dr. Kim founded Yurie Systems, where he pioneered the development of a revolutionary asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switch for wireless applications. The ATM switch became a pivotal key in the modernization of telecommunications systems for today's digital market.

In 2004, he was inducted into the Clark School's Innovation Hall of Fame.


  • B.E.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, 1982.
  • Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland, 1991.

Related News 

Alumni Dr. Jeong H. Kim Receives 2016 Horatio Alger Award
Kim named one of 13 exceptional corporate and civic leaders to the Horatio Alger Member Class of 2016 April 8, 2016

UMD Holds Risk and Reliability Engineering 25th Anniversary Symposium
Symposium will celebrate research and education excellence in reliability engineering and risk analysis. February 18, 2014

Jeong Kim Receives Legion of Honor from France, Launches New Business
Alumnus honored for service in global technology research. January 6, 2014

Clark School Alumnus Jeong Kim Nominated for Ministry Post in South Korea
South Korea's President-elect Park Geun Hye has tapped Kim to head Future Creative Science Ministry. February 17, 2013

Mechanical Engineering Recognizes Faculty Accomplishments
Edward B. Magrab honored at reception recognizing distinguished service to campus and department. May 16, 2007

Maryland Commerce Chamber Honors Jeong Kim
Kim Building namesake inducted into Maryland Business Hall of Fame. May 14, 2007

Clark School's Jeong Kim Named Bell Labs President
Mechanical Engineering alumnus, Jeong H. Kim, Ph.D. ’91, returns as President of the Bell Labs unit of Lucent Technologies, Inc. April 15, 2005

Professor of Practice and Faculty in Reliability Engineering of 76 New NAE Members. February 13, 2004

Reliability Engineering Program Joins ME Department
On April 16, 2003, the Reliability Engineering Program was integrated into the Department of ME. April 16, 2003