Young-eum Lee has been a professor in the Department of Media Arts and Sciences at Korea National Open University, a distance learning institution, since 1997, teaching subjects related to new technologies such as New Media, Multimedia Production, Information Networks, and Graphic Communication. Her research focuses on various aspects of the effects of the newer media such as the Internet, IPTV, DMB, and Satellite Television.
She has previously served as chair of the Name Committee as well as a member of Number and Names Committee of KRNIC(.kr Network Information Center), the registry for .kr domain since 1999 until the establishment of NIDA in 2004. She has also been serving as a member of the Internet Address Policy Committee(IAPC) of the Ministry of Information and Communication of Korea since 2006, participating in discussions related to the various domain name policies in Korea.
She has also served as a board member of APTLD(Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association), the organization for ccTLD(country code Top Level Domain) in 2002.
She has been a councilor for the ccNSO since its inception in 2003, representing the Asia Pacific region.