Ahn Cheol-soo

Ahn Cheol-soo
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Personal details
Born (1962-02-26) February 26, 1962 (age 58)
Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Political partyPeople's Party (2016–present)
Other political
affiliations
Independent (2013–14; 2015–16)
NPAD (2014–15)
Spouse(s)Kim Mi-kyung
Children1 daughter
Alma materSeoul National University
University of Pennsylvania
OccupationPhysician
Professor
Software entrepreneur –present
Known forV3 (antivirus software)
SignatureAhn Cheol-soo's signature
Military service
Allegiance23x15px South Korea
Branch/service23px Republic of Korea Navy
Years of service1992–1994
Rank24px Daewi
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Ahn Cheol-soo (born February 26, 1962) is a Korean businessman, doctor and professor.[3] 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.

Ahn was the People's Party nominee for the presidential election in 2017. He was most recently a founding co-leader of the People's Party alongside Chun Jung-bae.[4]

Personal History

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,[5] 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

References

  1. "AhnLab". AhnLab. 2002-07-08. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  2. Ahn Chul-soo: “Korea needs horizontal thinking to make a Nintendo game player.” at Korea Foundation.
  3. "안철수 :: 네이버 통합검색". Naver.com (in Korean). 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  4. 서울대, 안철수 융대원장 사직서 수리. Yonhap News (in Korean). Seoul. September 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  5. Zetter, Kim (November 10, 2009). "Nov. 10, 1983: Computer 'Virus' Is Born". This Day In Tech. Wired. Retrieved 2009-12-25.