Sungju Moon

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Nevada State University


Updated Aug 2023

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My name is Sungju Moon. Some call me “SJ”. I am an assistant professor of mathematics at Nevada State University.

I earned my PhD from Seoul National University in 2021 under the supervision of J.-J. Baik. For my PhD project, I studied applied nonlinear dynamics and chaos motivated by problems in atmospheric modeling.

Upon graduating, I stayed at Seoul National University (Research Institute for Basic Sciences) as a National Research Foundation (NRF Korea) Postdoctoral Training Fellow. Then I held a postdoc position at McMaster University in Canada where I was part of the Mathematics for Public Health (MfPH) network at the Fields Institute, supervised by Michael C. Wolfson.

My current research interests include applications of nonlinear dynamics and chaos in the context of atmospheric and epidemiological research.


  • applied nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory
  • atmospheric predictability
  • infectious disease modeling
  • undergraduate mathematics education


  • PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences (Nonlinear Dynamics focus), August 2021

    Seoul National University

  • MS in Mathematics, 2016

    Syracuse University

  • BS in Mathematics; BA in Classics, 2013

    Wake Forest University


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