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Kim, Jeong H.

Dr. Jeong H. Kim
Professor of Practice
Clark School of Engineering


Jeong H. Kim, Ph.D., '91 reliability engineering, is a Clark School alumnus, faculty member and benefactor and the president of the Bell Labs unit of Lucent Technologies.

An entrepreneur as well as an engineer, Dr. Kim founded Yurie Systems, where he pioneered the development of a revolutionary asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switch for wireless applications. The ATM switch became a pivotal key in the modernization of telecommunications systems for today's digital market.


Jeong H. Kim received the first Ph.D. in reliability engineering from the University of Maryland in 1991, and is a professor of practice in the Clark School of Engineering.

Honors and Awards 

Dr. Kim has been widely recognized for his achievements.

  • In 2005, shortly after being appointed president of Lucent's Bell Labs unit, he was named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Asian Americans in Business.
  • He has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and sits on a number of corporate, university and non-profit boards.
  • In 2004, he was inducted into the Clark School's Innovation Hall of Fame.