Mathematics in traffic and transport: Math will get you on your way

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Seungjai Lee
National Institute for Mathematical Science

Abstract :

Traveling is an indispensable aspect of our modern life. We travel every day; to our workplaces, to our schools, and to our home. Surprisingly, Mathematics is behind it. From GPS navigation to city planning, mathematics is playing a vital role in enhancing our daily life. In this talk, I am going to show how mathematics can be used to improve our traffic and transport.



2012-present PH.D. in Mathematics, University of Oxford
2008-2012 M.S. in Mathematics, University of Oxford(1st Class)
2005-2008 B.S. ACG Senior College, Auckland, New Zealand


Professional Activities

  • 2014-present National Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Researcher
  • 2013-2014 Mathmatical Institute Teaching Assistant
  • 2013-2014 MPLS Divisional Graduate Joint Consultative Forum – Student Representative
  • 2013 Pint of Sciece – Pub Event Manager
  • 2012-2014 Consultative committee for Graduate – Ph.D Student Representative
  • 2011-2014 Marcus’Marvellous Mathemagician – Student Volunteer
  • 2011-2012 Mathematic Undergraduate Representative Committee(MURC) – 4th Year Representative
  • 2010-2011 Oxford University Korea Society – President


Awars & Honors

  • 2012 1st Class Examination Prize, Wadham College
  • 2009 1st Class Scholarship for Academic Exellence, Walham College
  • 2007 Senior Scholars for Year 13, ACG Senior College
  • 2007 Top 100 in Eton Press Senior Mathematics Competition New Zealand
  • 2007 Top prize in Austaralian Mathematics Copetition
  • 2006-2007 Top in New Zealand in ICAS Mathematics Competition