PhD Date: 2004
Advisor: Yulia Karpeshina
Career: J. L. Doob Research Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Research Assistant Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  Professor, Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea

Young-Ran Lee: I had a really great time at UAB. I can say Birmingham is my hometown in the US. Thanks to the warm and lovely atmosphere in the department, I am eager to visit UAB as often as possible and whenever I visit there I feel like I come back to my home. The department has many great conventions, for example, Friday teas, party after defense hosted by her/his advisor and so on. The professors in the department teach students very enthusiastically and take care of their students like their own kids. They consider their students' future together and support students very firmly. Therefore, when students get good things like a new job, they are very happy and proud of their students and when students get in a trouble, they find a way out together, like their own mom or dad. I never hesitated to discuss things with my advisor, Professor Karpeshina, and she always gave me good and helpful feedback. I highly appreciate all she has done for me.