Prof Heisook Lee (GS7EU)

Prof Heisook Lee, Gender Summit 5 Africa speaker
President of Center for WISET (Women in Science, Engineering & Technology), Seoul, Korea.

Impact of and lessons from GS6 Asia-Pacific
Panel 3:
Shaping the Gender Summit's regional and global mission
Mainstreaming gender research into the implementation of the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)
Parallel 6: Policy actions for systematic change

Heisook Lee received the B.S. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Ewha Womans University, Korea and University of British Columbia and Queen’s University, Canada in 1971, 1974 and 1978 respectively. Worked at Universitat Regensburg, Germany as a postdoctoral fellow, she was appointed Professor of Mathematics at Ewha Womans University in Seoul Korea. Professor Lee was Dean of College of Natural Sciences and Dean of Research affairs at Ewha between 1995 and 1997, 1997 and 2001. She served as Dean of Graduate School from 2006 to 2008.

Her research interests include algebraic coding theory and algebraic structures over commutative rings and HRD in STEM fields. Professor Lee served as the founding Editor of Communications of the Korean mathematical Society from 1986 to 1988 and the Chief Editor for the Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society from 1994 to 1996. Dr Lee is the President of the Center for WISET (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology) since 2011 after serving as a president of Korea Federation of Women Scientists associations from 2006 to 2007.

Watch her Gender Summit Speaker Interview on our YouTube Channel