Heisook Lee is the Principal Research Fellow of the Center for Gendered Innovations in Science and Technology Research (GISTeR) and Professor Emeritus of Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. Heisook Lee has been a professor of Mathematics at Ewha Womans university for 34 years and has devoted her career to empowering women and girls in STEM fields since 1980. She served as president of the Korea Federation of Women Scientists Associations and was the founding president of the Center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WISET). Professor Lee began her work at the Center for Gendered Innovations in Science and Technology Research in March 2016. She co-organized the Gender Summit Asia Pacific in 2015 and the Gender Summit Global for SDGs in 2020.
Professor Lee’s current interests include gender and artificial intelligence (AI) for inclusive growth and policy development of disseminating gendered innovations for better science research.
She received B.S. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Ewha Womans University, the University of British Columbia and Queen’s University, Canada. Professor Lee served both academia and Korean Mathematical Society as a Dean of Graduate School, Ewha Womans University and a chief Editor of the Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society. She was a member of both the Presidential Advisory Council on Science & Technology and the National Science & Technology Commission.
All sessions by Heisook Lee
Panel Webinar: Gender, Diversity, and STEM in Japan, ROK, and the U.S.: Where Do We Stand?