I have earned my B.S. degree in Atmospheric Sciences in 2002 from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. Then I studied coupled ocean-atmopshere interactions under the guidance of Dr. Art Miller (oceanographer) and Dr. John Roads (meteorologist, deceased) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego and received a Ph.D in 2007. In addition to my Ph.D. advisors, I am grateful to two my research mentors and friends, Prof. Ragu Murtugudde (Univ. Maryland) and Prof. Markus Jochum (NCAR, now at Copenhagen University) for their guidance and continued support.