Seonguk Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Program: Mathematics

Phone: 419-783-2418


Seonguk Kim

Interests: Seonguk Kim obtained his Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He joined the Department of Mathematics at DePauw University in 2017 after a 1-year instructor position at the University of Alabama. At DePauw, Seonguk Kim is very passionate about being an active, engaging teacher and has taught various courses, including Computational Discrete Mathematics, Calculus sequences, Algebraic Structure, Differential Equations, and Analysis. He has also developed more effective techniques and planning to create interdisciplinary courses mixed with machine learning, data science, and mathematics. His professional interests lie in mathematical physics, biology, and graph theory in network systems and stochastic financial models. He has enjoyed participating in the activities and program, including undergraduate research based on his research specialization. Outside of mathematics, he has been spending quality time with his wife and one child.


College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus Sequences, Discrete Mathematics, Foundation of Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability, Statistic, Machine Learning with Mathematics, Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Statistical Analysis, Mathematical Modeling.


Mathematical Physics, Operator Theory and Algebra, Machine Learning and Data Analysis, Mathematica Biology and Stochastic Partial Differential Equation, Probability, Network System, Ordinary Differential Equation.


Prey group defense to predator aggregated induced fear, Kwadwo Antwi-Fordjour, Seonguk Kim, The European Physical Journal Plus volume 137, Article number: 704 (2022).

Fluorescence Emission Wavelength QSPR Application with Linear Blending Method in Machine Learning Algorithms, Nina Bryan, Dewayne A Dixon, Seonguk Kim, Yeona Kang, Computer Science and Information Technology, 10(2), 16 - 22. DOI: 10.13189/csit.2022.100202.

Global Dynamics of the Stochastic Shadow Gierer-Meinhardt System with Robin Boundary Condition, Kwadwo Antwi-Fordjour, Seonguk Kim, Marius N. Nkashama, The Journal of Applied Analysis and Computation (JAAC)}{2020, Vol.10, (5):1980-1994,

Solutions of Gross-Pitaevskii Equation with Periodic Potential in Dimension Two, Yulia Karpeshina, Seonguk Kim, Roman Shterenberg, Analysis as a Tool in Mathematical Physics: in Memory of Boris Pavlov: Advances and Applications (Birkhäuser), ISBN 978-3-030-31531-3, arXiv:1805.03974

Solutions of Nonlinear Polyharmonic Equation with Periodic Potentials, Yulia Karpeshina, Seonguk Kim, arXiv:1707.01872

Perturbation Formulas for Gross-Pitaevskii Equation with Periodic Potentials, Seonguk Kim, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2016. 10149531

Three Solutions Theorem for p-Laplacian Problems with a Singular Weight and Its Application, Yong-Hoon Lee, Seong-Uk Kim, and Eun Kyoung Lee, Abstract and Applied Analysis, Volume 2014, Article ID 502756, 9 pages.


PALSave Course Redesign Grant for Spring & Summer 2021 (PALSave: PALNI Affordable Learning).

Collective PPD Dissemination Plan and Inclusive Syllabus (DePauw University, 2019)

Math Department Award for Best First-Year Graduate Students (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2012).


Bifurcation Analysis of ODE system, Invited Talk, Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea May 2022.

Predator Interference Induced Fear and Group Defense in a Predator-Prey Model, Conference for Mathematical Analysis: Theories and Applications, Jeju, South Korea, May 2022.

The four fundamental equations behind backpropagation and its application, Invited Talk, Howard University, Washington, DC, October 2021.

The challenges for new technologies for online classes from the COVID-19 era, 2021 Massachusetts PKAL Network Spring Meeting, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA, June 2021.

Analysis of the Bound of Kats-Bonacichi Centrality for Rooted Random Graphs, 52nd Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, March 2021.

Math Teaching Planning and Feedback for the Pandemic, Teaching and Learning Beyond 2020, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, January 2021.


Certificate for the online course Udacity developing introduction of Data Science and Data Mining courses


Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at The University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.S. in Mathematics at University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.S. in Mathematics at Pusan National University