Poom Kumam was born in 1978 in Chantaburi, Thailand. He received his B.S. degree in mathematics education from the Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand, in 2000, M.S. degree (mathematics) from the Chiang Mai University, Thailand, in 2002, under the supervision of Professor Sompong Dhompongsa, and Ph.D. degree (mathematics) from the Naresuan University in 2007 under the supervision of Professor Somyot Plubtieng. His thesis title was: "On random approximation and random fixed point theorems". He is Full Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT). In 2008, he received Grant from Franco-Thai Cooperation for short-term research at Laboratoire de Mathématiques, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France. Furthermore, in 2011, he had an opportunity to take a role as Visiting Professor at Kyungnam University and Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea. In 2012, he took the same role, Visiting Professor, at University of Alberta, Canada. Especially, he won two of the most important awards for mathematicians. The first one is TRF-CHE-Scopus Young Researcher Award in 2010 which is the award given by the corporation from three organizations, Thailand Research Fund (TRF), The Commission of Higher Education (CHE), and Elsevier Publisher (Scopus). The second award was in 2012 when he received TWAS Prize for Young Scientist in Thailand which is given by The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World TWAS (UNESCO) together with the National Research Council of Thailand. In 2014, the third award is the Fellowship Award For Outstanding Contribution to Mathematics from International Academy of Physical Science, Allahabad, India. In 2015 Dr. Poom Kumam has been awarded Thailand Frontier Author Award 2015, Award for outstanding researcher who has published works and has often been used as a reference or evaluation criteria of the database Web of Science. Recently, Moreover, In 2016 Dr. Poom Kumam has been awarded 2016 Thailand Frontier Researcher Awards on Innovation Forum: Discovery, Protection, Commercialization By Intellectual Property & Science, and Thomson Reuters. Dr. Poom Kumam has been Highly Cited Researcher (HCR 2015, 2016, 2017). Moreover he has been received KMUTT HALL OF FAME 2017, In Honor of the Recipients of Academic Awards, KMUTT Yong Researcher Awards, Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2016.
Now, Poom Kumam is holding an Adjunct Professor position at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), since 2015. He is the Founding Head of Theoretical and Computational Science (TaCS) Center of KMUTT. Since 2014, he serves as the Associate Dean for Research for the Faculty of Science at KMUTT.
Dr. Poom is the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Thai Journal of Mathematics and Editor-in-Chief of the Results in Fixed Point Theory and Applications (RFPTA), Assistance Editors for The Journal of Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization: Theory & Applications (JNAO), Editor for The Journal of Nonlinear Science and Applications (SCIE), The journal BULLETIN of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society (SCIE) and The editorial board of Fixed Point Theory and Applications (July 2012-April 2015) (SCIE), Creative Mathematics and Informatics, Springerplus (SCIE) and Guest Editors of Abstract and Applied Analysis. Editorial Board of the journal Fixed Point Theory in 2016 (SCIE) (Fixed Point Theory - An International Journal on Fixed Point Theory, Computation and Applications) and more peer review journals.
His research interests include fixed-point theory in both pure science and applied science. Kumam has started his research in the area of nonlinear analysis since 2000. His research targeted fixed-point theory, variational analysis, random operator theory, optimization theory, and approximation theory. He has provided and developed many mathematical tools in his fields productively over the past years. Now in year 2017, Dr. Poom has over 400 scientific papers and projects either presented or published.