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|Chairman of the People's Party|
2 February 2016 – 29 June 2016
Serving with Chun Jung-bae
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Park Jie-won|
|Member of the National Assembly|
25 April 2013 – 15 April 2017
|Preceded by||Roh Hoe-chan|
|Constituency||Seoul Nowon C|
|Chairman of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy|
26 March 2014 – 31 July 2014
Serving with Kim Han-gil
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Moon Jae-in|
|Born||February 26, 1962
Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
|Political party||People's Party (2016–present)|
|Independent (2013–14; 2015–16)
|Alma mater||Seoul National University
University of Pennsylvania
|Known for||V3 (antivirus software)|
|Service/branch||Republic of Korea Navy|
|Years of service||1992–1994|
|Revised Romanization||An Cheol-su|
Ahn Cheol-soo (born February 26, 1962) is a Korean businessman, doctor and professor. He is famous as the developer of the computer anti-virus software program, V3. He is the founder and CEO of the Ahn Lab. He is now a professor at Seoul National University.
Personal History[change | change source]
Ahn was born in Pusan in 1962. He graduated from the medical school of Seoul National University. He went on to do graduate work in medical science at Seoul National University. He received a master's degree in medical school and he holds a doctorate in medicine.
During the course, he found a computer virus, one of the first viruses, called the Brain, on his floppy diskette. He started to analyze and develop the vaccine software program. He also uploaded the program, and wrote about it in the magazine Microsoft, a technical magazine which covers computer programs. He upgraded the vaccine program and introduced the V2, V2 Plus to the public with adding the function which can cure the LBC and Jerusalem viruses. He finally introduced the V3 program, now a very important software program for Korean computer users.
He has been a chief of the Dankook University medical school. However, he decided to become a doctor of computers. He founded the Ahn Lab, a special venture business for developing computer vaccine programs. He also received an Executive MBA course in University of Pennsylvania, Wharton school. He completed the venture business course in Stanford University.
Awards[change | change source]
- Bronze Tower Industrial Award by Ministry of Knowledge Economy Korea
- Young Engineer Award by National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK)
- Voted as ASIA STAR 25 by Business Week
- Voted as Leader of Korea 18 by World Economic Forum (WEF)
References[change | change source]
- "AhnLab". AhnLab. 2002-07-08. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. https://web.archive.org/web/20110722132936/http://www.ahnlab.co.kr/company/site/eng/pr/founder_retire.jsp. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
- Ahn Chul-soo: “Korea needs horizontal thinking to make a Nintendo game player.” at Korea Foundation.
- "안철수 :: 네이버 통합검색" (in Korean). Naver.com. 2012. http://search.naver.com/search.naver?sm=tab_hty&where=nexearch&query=%BE%C8%C3%B6%BC%F6. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
- (in Korean)Yonhap News (Seoul). September 20, 2012. http://app.yonhapnews.co.kr/YNA/Basic/Article/Print/YIBW_showArticlePrintView.aspx?contents_id=AKR20120920127100004. Retrieved 2012-10-24
- Zetter, Kim (November 10, 2009). "Nov. 10, 1983: Computer ‘Virus’ Is Born". This Day In Tech. Wired. https://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2009/11/1110fred-cohen-first-computer-virus/. Retrieved 2009-12-25.