Taegon Kim is a postdoctoral associate with NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in rural systems engineering and his B.S. in agricultural civil engineering from Seoul National University in South Korea.
Dr. Kim has considerable experience working on multi-disciplinary research teams with modeling and simulation studies such as numerical structure analysis, indicating agricultural drought, estimating water footprints, detecting community structures and calculating circuity factors in Korea. He has published 40 articles based on these studies. He is now developing simulation models and interactive tools for agricultural supply chain decision-makers at IonE. He is particularly interested in developing a simulation platform that will allow researchers to easily build, test, evaluate, and visualize models related to agricultural and environmental research. In his spare time, he and his wife enjoy the Twin Cities with their one-year-old twins.