Entrepreneur Jeong H. Kim, a Johns Hopkins graduate
who serves on the university's board of trustees, will
deliver the Sydney and Mitzi Blumenthal Lecture at 3:30
p.m. today, April 19, in Schafler Auditorium in the
Bloomberg Center for
Physics and Astronomy, Homewood campus.
Kim's talk is titled "The Story of Yurie Systems,"
referring to the high-tech communications equipment company
he founded in 1992. He served as its chairman and CEO until
its acquisition by Lucent Technologies in 1998 for $1.1
billion. At Lucent, he served as president of the Optical
Networking Group, returning the unit to profitability.
Today, Kim serves as a professor at the University of
Maryland's Clark School of Engineering and chairs CIBERNET
Corp., a wireless technology services company.
At Johns Hopkins, Kim earned bachelor's degrees in
electrical engineering and computer science in 1982 and a
master's degree in technical management in 1989. He holds a
doctorate in reliability engineering from the University of
The Blumenthal Lecture and Award for Contributions to
Management in Technology were established in 1993 by Sydney
C. Blumenthal Jr., a 1937 Hopkins graduate, and his wife,
Mitzi. Sydney Blumenthal died in 1999.
The award and lecture were created to recognize
individuals who have made outstanding contributions to
management in technology and to allow these individuals to
present their ideas to students in the Whiting School of
Engineering and the greater Johns Hopkins community.
Andrew S. Douglas, interim dean of the Whiting School,
and Mitzi Blumenthal will provide introductory remarks.
After Kim's address, Provost Steven Knapp will present the
Blumenthal Award to the speaker. Refreshments will be