Prof. Haesun Park received her B.S. degree in Mathematics from Seoul National University, Seoul Korea, in 1981 with summa cum laude and the University President's Medal for the top graduate, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. She was on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, from 1987 to 2005. From 2003 to 2005, she served as a program director for the Computing and Communication Foundations Division at the National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, U.S.A.
Since July 2005, she has been a professor in the School of Computational Science and Engineering in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. Her current research interests include numerical algorithms, pattern recognition, bioinformatics, information retrieval, and data mining. She has published over 100 research papers in these areas. Prof. Park has served on numerous conference committees and editorial boards of journals. Currently she is on the editorial board of BIT Numerical Mathematics, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, and International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications.