Dr. Kim joined the CSULB Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management in 2009 as an assistant professor. He received a BE and ME in Architectural Engineering from Chungbuk National University, Korea. He received a second ME and a PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Florida, majoring in Construction Engineering and Management with a minor in Statistics. He taught as an assistant professor at Missouri Western State University prior to his arrival at CSULB. Dr. Kim spent several years as a field engineer and safety engineer. He is a registered professional engineer and holds a LEED AP BD+C certification.
Dr. Kim’s research interests include advanced construction scheduling using optimization techniques, green building, building information modeling, cost estimating methods, international construction, information technology in construction operations, project delivery systems, and statistical methods for construction engineers.
Dr. Kim has authored research papers in high-quality engineering and scientific journals such as the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, and Journal of Transportation Research Board. Dr. Kim is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and ASCE's Construction Research Council of the Construction Institute and Architectural Engineering Institute. He is also a member of the INFORMS Simulation Society and a peer reviewer for many technical journals.