Soft Skills

Dr. Kim is a social, adaptable, and patient person with insatiable intellectual curiosity. He is trilingual (Korean, English, Japanese) and cultivating leadership skills. He enjoys interacting with people and contributing to the community he belongs. The details about his soft skills* are summarized below.


  • fluent in three languages
    • Korean, mother tongue
    • English, professional level
    • Japanese, native level
  • learned two languages
    • German, beginner~intermediate (out of practice)
    • Cantonese, beginner (out of practice)


  • Founder & President (Five semesters)
    • Baduk/Go/Weigi Club, Missouri University of Science & Technology (MST)
    • Convinced the MST board committees to recognize and fund the club
    • Introduced Asian board game Go to the community and the university
  • Athletic Activity Officer (Four semesters)
    • Korean Student Association, MST
    • Led soccer and racquetball teams
    • Earned the 2nd place in intramural games (racquetball)
  • Freshman Leader (Two semesters)
    • Rotaract (Rotary Action) Club, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
    • Voluntary activities for farmers in Sangju, Kyongsangbuk-do, Korea
    • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), Rotary Club, Seoul, Korea
  •  Miscellaneous
    • UMR Student Leadership Conference, MST (Formerly known as UMR)


  • Presentation Skills
    • Invited Talk
      • The 12th International Conference on Optical Internet, 2014, Jeju, South Korea
    • Presentations
      • ANNIE 2010, St. Louis, MO, USA, Nov. 2010
      • Brain2Grid, The Second Annual NSF EFRI COPN Workshop, Atlanta, GA, USA May 2010
      • SMC2009, San Antonio, TX, USA Oct. 2009
      • Brain2Grid, The First Annual NSF EFRI-MST-GaTech Workshop, Rolla, MO, USA, 2009
      • BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA, USA, Mar. 2005
      • CIC 2002, Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2002
      • Siemens mobile, Bocholt, NRW, Germany, May and Jun. 2002
  • Teaching Skills
    • Course Instructor
      • Missouri University of Science and Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, 2006-2007, 2010-2011

      • Intelligent Telecommunications Network Model using NS-2 (two semesters)

      • Introduction to Computer Engineering and Computer Engineering Laboratory (three semesters)

    • Teaching Assistant
      • Missouri University of Science and Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, 2010-2011
        • Introduction to Computer Engineering and Computer Engineering Laboratory (three semesters)
      • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Computer and Electronics Engineering Department, 2004
        • Digital Communications Media (one semester)
      • Yonsei University, Electrical and Electric Engineering Department, 2000
        • Introduction to C++ (Lab)
  • Small Talk Skills
    • Can talk with anyone, anytime, anywhere
  • Education
    • Toastmasters InternationalSeoul, Korea/ Rolla, MO, USA
    • (English) Accent Modification Program, MST, Rolla, MO, USA
    • TA Workshop, MST, Rolla, MO, USA
    • Academic Writing, MST, Rolla, MO, USA
    • Academic Writing, UNL, Lincoln, NE, USA
    • German for Siemens Student Program, Foreign Language Education Center, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea
    • Intensive English Course, SWELL , Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

Personality traits

  • Social, curious, adaptable, patient, analytical, interpersonal, international, organizational

* Soft skills
is a term often associated with a person’s “EQ” (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, interpersonal skills, managing people, leadership, etc. that characterize relationships with other people.
[Source: Soft skills – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]