Sung Yell Song

Status: Faculty

Will mentor

  • Doctoral students
  • Pre-doctoral students

Research interests

  • Algebraic Combinatorics (Primary)

Fields of expertise

  • Pure mathematics


  • Math

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Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University

Dr. Song is an associate professor of mathematics at Iowa State University (ISU). He attended the Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, and received M.S. in 1983 and Ph.D. in 1987 in Mathematics. After working as a visiting lecturer for a year at OSU, he came to ISU in Ames, Iowa, in 1988. He was born in Korea. He graduated from Seoul National University in 1974 with B.S. in Mathematics Education. After serving for three and a half years in the Korean Navy, he returned to SNU and completed M.Ed. in Mathematics Education in 1980 before he moved to the United States.

He loves his profession, and especially enjoys working with students who like to do mathematics. He considers himself blessed to have the opportunity to teach the bright and hardworking students he has had over the 25 years he has been with ISU. He has mentored many graduate and undergraduate researchers. Since 2007, he has been serving as one of the two chief editors for the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computing.