Prof. Joong Hoon KIM

Professor of Korea University

Research Interests

Optimal design of water distribution systems to use meta-heuristic optimization technique (genetic algorithm, harmony search algorithm)

Design and management of water distribution system: Maintenance and management techniques of urban drainage system.

Real-time management of urban water systems involving smart monitoring, telemetered systems and sensor networks.

Development of alarm system which is to prevent river flood.

Development of optimal decision making system about management of water supply and sewage network.

Teaching Interests

Optimization Algorithms

Water Resource Planning and Management

Water Resources Systems Engineering


Quentin Mees Research Award, 1994.03.

Korea Water Resources Association Achievement Award 2005.12.

National Emergency Management Agency Achievement Award 2007.11

Korea Minister of Government Administration and Home Affairs Award 2012.02

KSCE-Springer Award, 2013.12 

IICBE International Conference Session Best Paper Certificate, 2014.01

International Conference Data Mining, Civiland Mechanical Engineering Session Best Paper Certificate, 2015.02

Conference Committee

31st International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research(IHAR), Local Organization Committee, 2004.01 ~ 2005.07

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society(AOGS) Volume Editor, 2007.01 ~ 2010.12

Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources(JSHWR) Hydrological Research Letters Editor, 2007.07 ~ 2010.06

8th International Symposium on Eco-hydraulics 2010 Committee Members, 2009.01 ~ 2010.12

Southeast Asia and Pacific Regional Steering Committee, 2014.11

7th World Water Forum 2015 Regional Process Committee, 2015.04  




"Harmony Search Optimization Algorithm and Its Applications in Water Resources Engineering" in Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources (JSHWR), 2011 

First Won Tae Sang commemorative lecture, "Recent Trends in Optimization" in Korea Water Resources Association(KWRA) 2012. 2012.05  

"Application of Harmony Search Optimization Algorithm to Water Resources Engineering" in New Zealand Hydrological Society Conference 2012, 2012.11 

"Optimization Algorithms as Tolls for Hydrological Science" in Asia Oceania Geosciences Society(AOGS) 2013, 2013.11 

"Recent Advances in Harmony Search Algorithm" in 4th Global Congress on Intelligent Systems(GCIS) 2013, 2013.12 

"Improving the Convergence of Harmony Search Algorithm and its Variants" in SocProS 2014 India, 2014.12 

"Performance of Evolutionary Algorithms on the Fitness Landscape of Specific Problems" in SocPros 2015 India, 2015.12 

 "Evolutionary Algorithms for Smart Water Management: which one to choose?" in 12th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC 2016), South Korea, 2016.08


Conference Hosting

6th Asia Pacific Hydrology and Water Resources(APHW 2013), LOC Chair 

1st Symposium on Harmony Search Algorithm, Chair  

2nd International Conference on Harmony SearchAlgorithm(ICHSA 2015), LOC Chair 

12th International Conference on Hydroinformatics(HIC 2016), LOC Co-Chair

Professional Affiliation

Korean Society of Civil Engineers

Korea Water Resources Association

American Society of Civil Engineers 

American Water Resources Association 

International Association for Hydraulic Research 

International Water Association 

International Association of Hydrological Science 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 


Prof. Joong Hoon KIM