Yousung Jung is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST. His research background and current interests involve quantum chemistry and machine learning to develop efficient methods for fast and accurate simulations of complex molecular and materials systems, and their applications towards the understanding of molecules and materials for new discovery. Some of his recent works include the use of data science and machine learning to understand the structure-property-synthesizability relations for molecules and materials, and using the obtained knowledge for inverse design. He received his PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, with Martin Head-Gordon. After postdoctoral work at Caltech with Rudy Marcus, he joined the faculty at KAIST in 2009. He has received the following awards: the Hanseong Science Award from Hanseong Son Jae Han Foundation; the KAIST Technology Innovation Award; the Pole Medal by the Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists; a Korean Chemical Society Young Physical Chemist Award, and a KCS-Wiley Young Chemist Award.
Developing efficient quantum chemical and ML methods for fast and accurate simulations of complex molecular and materials systems, and their applications towards the understanding of structure-property-synthesizability relations of molecules and materials for new discovery