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Ho-Am Prize for individuals who have contributed to academics, the arts, and social development

2020 Laureates

Jae S. Lim

  • Engineering
  • Jae S. Lim
    Professor, MIT, USA
  • A world-renowned expert in the field of digital signal processing who developed digital video conversion technology that became an international digital TV standard.


Seung-Jung Park

  • Medicine
  • Seung-Jung Park
    Chair Professor, Univ. of Ulsan
  • A globally recognized authority in the field of interventional cardiology who first proved the safety of left main coronary stent treatment as an effective alternative to conventional surgery.


Min-gi Kim

  • The Arts
  • Min-gi Kim
    President, Hakchon Theater
  • A renowned director who opened Hakchon Theater and has produced a variety of work including the nation's iconic rock musical, Line 1, which delivers the unique spirit and emotions of Korea.


Soung Soo Kim

  • Community Service
  • Soung Soo Kim
    Chief of Village, Urimaul
  • A village chief who established the Urimaul (Our Village) community on Gangwha Island for the developmentally disabled and has carried on with a life of service for those in need.