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President/Kyungdong Global Campus

Professor John Lee

Professor John Lee
PhD, ME, MSc, BSc

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John is an Australian Citizen.

John holds BSc (Physics), ME (Computer Science), and PhD (Computer Science, Sydney Univ).

He has over 30 years of industrial, research, academic and managerial experience. In particular he has been Vice-Chancellor/President of Universities/Colleges in Australia and Korea for 20 years.

He is currently the Vice-Chancellor and President at Kyungdong University Global Campus in Korea.

He was the founding President of MacArthur College of Information Technology in Australia from 1997 for 8 years.

He has published numerous research and technical papers in the areas of Advanced Data Base Technology (transaction processing algorithms, concurrency control and recovery algorithms, hot spot handling algorithms), Algorithm Modeling and Verification, Software Engineering, Total Quality Management Systems (process, defect prevention and removal, quality modeling and tracking, metrics, project audit, project management, quality control and assurance, quality benchmarking), some of which resulted in commercial products.

He served as Project Leader and Technical Leader and managed many international research & development projects which were highly successful and produced significant results. The major projects he led include: STARVIEW, OS/2 LAN development, and Master Plan for Software Total Quality Management System.

The STARVIEW project involved development of database utilities for DB2, SQL/DS and AS/400 and OS/2 Database Manager and Professor Lee was a Technical Leader - Design and Testing - for this project. It was a large-scale project in partnership with IBM Santa Teresa Lab, IBM Toronto Lab, IBM Rochester, and IBM Austin Lab. As the Project Leader of the Marketing Tools Development project, sponsored by the IBM Asia/Pacific Headquarters, he developed a tool based on OS/2 Presentation Manager to analyze and predict the marketing situations.

He developed a Master Plan for Software Total Quality Management System for Samsung Data Systems Co.

He was the project leader of three major research projects (ASTQM, Handling a hot spot for current transactions, High performance transaction processing algorithm for mobile computing) in Australia. He obtained a large amount of research fund from the Australian Government and from the Australian Research Council.

He was a Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Deakin University Australia.

He was a technical adviser to Samsung Data Systems.

He was a receiver of the 1996 IEEE CS Contribution Award.

He received an Open Research Award (1997) from University of Western Sydney.

He has been an invited speaker for numerous short courses and seminars in Australia and abroad.

He was invited by South African Government for technology innovation consultation.

He was an executive member of the IEEE Computer Society Asia/Pacific Activities Committee.

He was a senior member of IEEE and the Chairman of the KAITEC (Korea-Australia Information Technology Exchange Committee).

He led various research projects sponsored by the Australian Government and industry sectors.

He was the Academic Research Director at the Queensland University of Technology.

He was the Director of the Research Centre for Advanced Software Engineering and Technology at University of Western Sydney Macarthur. As recognition of his contribution, and he was formally requested by the Vice-Chancellor for Personal Chair position.

He was the Secretary and a founder of the IEEE Yuforic.

Professor John Lee

President

Kyungdong Global Campus