About me

Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the IBS Discrete Mathematics Group (DIMAG).

From September 2018 to August 2020, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Faculty of Mathematics at the Technion, hosted by Ron Aharoni.

I obtained my Ph.D in August 2018 at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the KAIST, under the direction of Andreas Holmsen.

My research interests lie on discrete geometry, topological combinatorics, and graph theory. Recently, I have been working on finding sufficient conditions for the existence of rainbow independent sets in various classes graphs: given a graph, find minimum f(n) such that for any collection of f(n) independent sets (color classes) of size n, there exists an independent set of size n where each vertex can be colored in a different color.

Email address: minkikim [at] ibs [dot] re [dot] kr


2020.09 – : Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the IBS Discrete Mathematics Group, Daejeon, South Korea

2018.09 – 2020.08: Post-doctoral Fellow at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (Hosted by Ron Aharoni)


KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

2018 Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences – Advisor: Andreas Holmsen

2014 M.S. in Mathematical Sciences – Advisor: Andreas Holmsen

2012 B.S. in Mathematical Sciences