Byeong Uk Park, Professor of Statistics at Seoul National University in South Korea, has received the 33rd Inchon Award. The prestigious Inchon Awards honor the memory of Kim Sung-soo (whose pen-name was Inchon), former vice-president of the Republic of Korea, founder of Korea University, and founder of the Dong-A Ilbo (the East Asia Daily), a major newspaper in South Korea. The Inchon Foundation, which makes the awards, annually honors individuals for outstanding contributions to the advancement of journalism, science, public service, and entrepreneurship. Professor Park won the award in the field of Science and Technology, for the first time in statistical science. Each recipient of the award is presented with the Letter of Citation, a medal, and a cash prize of 100M Korean Won (about US$86,000).
Byeong U. Park is a Vice President of the ISI, and an IMS Council member. He served as the Scientific Secretary of the Bernoulli Society and is elected to Fellowship of the IMS and of the ASA.