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Professor Hee-Kap Ahn, the First Asian Editor-in-Chief of Computational Geometry

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POSTECH professor Hee-Kap Ahn of the Department of Computer Engineering and Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications, an authoritative international journal on algorithms. Professor Ahn is the first Asian to be appointed to this position.

The journal focuses on geometric algorithms within the field of computer algorithms and was launched in 1991 by Elsevier, one of the largest publishers of academic journals in the world.

Professor Ahn served as the journal’s editor for six years since 2015 and now he will assume the position of Editor-in-Chief with Professor Jörg-Rüdiger Sack from Carleton University (Canada) beginning in November 2020 for three years. Together, they will perform duties including thesis classification and evaluation and selection of reviewers and final publications. The appointment is significant in that Professor Ahn is the first Asian to be selected for this role since the journal’s establishment.

Professor Ahn has designed outstanding algorithms that surpass their conventional capabilities and his research findings have been presented at various international conferences and in academic journals over the years.