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2022 Faculty Mentoring Award Winner

Daehan Kwak

Daehan Kwak is an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science and Technology at Kean University, NJ, USA. He received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Rutgers University, in 2017, and the M.S. degree from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea, in 2008. He has been actively engaged in mentoring, expanding, and promoting research. During his four and a half years at Kean, he has extensively mentored 62 students, was involved in various research programs, and advocated for undergraduate research. He has actively contributed to 45+ peer-reviewed conferences and journal papers and has been awarded external grants from NSF and CPC behavioral healthcare and numerous internal grants. As a result of the various external and internal grants, he has successfully advised students who have brought home top honors in research and business competitions. He currently serves multiple positions both internally and externally. Externally, he is a faculty mentor in the NSF Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI), efforts to accelerate the education of Hispanic students in computing and has a role in supporting the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). He also advises the Google Developer Student Club (founding), ACM-W Student Chapter, Kean eSports Club (founding), and Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program at Kean.