Kangjin Han


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Research interests

Algebraic geometry with a syzygetic viewpoint and Combinatorial commutative algebra problems, its applications to classical algebraic geometry and computational problems

(Here is my CV).

Now, I'm specially interested in such problems as

-Interplay between syzygies and geometry of embedded projective varieties;

-Generic initial ideal, (partial) Elimination theory, and its geometric applications;

-Tensor ranks and geometry of higher secants of Segre, Veronese, and Grassmann

  varieties, etc;

-Low-codimensional geometry : Special varieties with prescribed entry locus and

  Hartshorne conjecture on complete intersections;

-Eisenbud-Goto conjecture on Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity.

Upcoming events

Invited talk at AG/CA Seminar (Organizer: Juan Migliore), U. Notre Dame, Notre Dame, USA, November 5, 2014.

Tensors in Computer Science and Geometry, Simons Institute for Theory of Computing, Berkeley, USA, November 10-14, 2014.

Symbolic and Numerical Methods for Tensors and Representation Theory, Simons Institute for Theory of Computing, Berkeley, USA, November 17-20, 2014.


2014.3 – : Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), Assistant professor

2012.3 – 2014.2 : Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), Research fellow

2010.3 – 2012.2 : Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Algebraic Structure and its Application Research Center (ASARC), Postdoctoral researcher


Ph.D. Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, KAIST, 2010.
- Dissertation: A study on some infinitely generated graded modules, projections, and applications (Advisor: Sijong Kwak).

M.A. Dept. of Mathematics, KAIST, 2004.

B.S. Dept. of Mathematics, KAIST, 2002.

Other professional experience

MSRI, Berkeley (US), Research Member (Program: Commutative Algebra), April-May 2013.

KIAS, Seoul (South Korea), Visitor (Host: JongHae Keum), August–September 2011.

Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken (Germany), Visitor (Host: Frank-Olaf Schreyer), KOSEF- DAAD Summer Institute Program, July–August 2009.


  1. -KIAS Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra seminars (AG+CA @KIAS)

  2. -Winter School in Algebraic Geometry and Applications

  3. -Mini-workshop on Algebraic Geometry and its Applications

  4. -Seoul ICM 2014 Satellite conference on Algebraic and Complex Geometry

- Seoul ICM 2014 (main event)

KIAS Assistant professor

School of Mathematics

Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)

Seoul, Republic of Korea

office: 1525, bldg. #1

e-mail: kangjin.han

            (add “at” kias “dot” re “dot” kr)

phone: + 82-2-958-2541

fax: + 82-2-958-3786 (shared)