Academic Forum Speakers

Venue: The View Hall
The academic forum will be provided only in English.

Lecture 1
09:00~10:20 July 3 (Wed.)

Dan J. Kim (Univ. of North Texas)
Dr. Dan J. Kim is a Fulbright Sr. scholar and professor of information technology and decision sciences at the University of North Texas.  His research interests are in multidisciplinary areas such as information security (InfoSec) and privacy, trust in electronic commerce, social media analytics, and others. His research work has been published or, in forthcoming more than 170 papers, in refereed journals, peer-reviewed book chapters, and conference proceedings including ISR, JMIS, JAIS, EJIS, CACM, DSS, etc.  His publications have been cited more than 7,000 times over the last five years. He has been awarded several research grants for multi-years including NSF, NSA, and Core Fulbright Scholarship grant. He serves or served as a guest, senior, and associate editor for several top journals including MISQ, ISM, and ISF.

Lecture 2
13:40~14:30 July 3 (Wed.)

Jae Kyu Lee (Xi’an Jiaotong Univ.)
Dr. Jae Kyu Lee is a Distinguished Professor of School of Management at Xi’an Jiaotong University since March 1, 2019. He is also a Professor Emeritus, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST: since September 2016, a life time honorary position) after his tenured professor services at KAIST that ended as HHI Chair Professor. He was appointed as a Distinuguished Visiting Professor of Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon Univeristy, Disitinguished Professor at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and Visiting Chair Professor at Southern University of Science and Technology during September 2016-2018. He is a fellow and was the President of Association for Information Systems during 2015-6, the global organization of 4,400 Information System researchers. He was the Founder and Director of Bright Internet Research Center at KAIST and Xi’an Jiaotong University. He was a chair of International Conference on Information Systems in 2017, and was the founding chair of the Bright Internet Global Summit that was held in December 2017 in Seoul and in December 2018 in San Francisco. He received a B.A. in Industrial Engineering from Seoul National University (1973), a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the KAIST (1975) and a Ph.D. in Operations and Information Systems from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1985). He was a visiting professor of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (2000), City University of Hong Kong (2001), University of Texas at Austin (1995), and Carnegie-Mellon University (1989). He was the founding editor-in-chief of the journal, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (Elsevier, SSCI and SCIE Accredited), and was the founding chair of the International Conference on Electronic Commerce in 1998. He was a chair of key international conferences such as International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC 1998, and ICEC 2000), and Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (2001, 2006) as well as many other international conferences. He was the president of national academic societies such as Korea Society of Management Information Systems and Korea Society of Intelligent Information Systems. He has served for the program committee of numerous international conferences in information systems, electronic commerce and intelligent systems. He authored four English books and seven Korean books in the area of Electronic Commerce, Information System, and Intelligent Systems. His book Electronic Commerce: A Managerial Perspective (2018, 2016 Springer; since 2000, Prentice Hall, co-authored with Efraim Turban) has been cited more than 4,400 times. He published many international journal papers in leading international journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Communications of ACM, Management Science, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Expert System with Applications, European Journal of Information Systems, and many others. He presented many keynote speeches and proceeding papers in major international conferences and workshops such as ICIS, PACIS, AMCIS, and ICEC. He received best paper awards nine times from the major conferences.

Lecture 5
13:40~14:30 July 4 (Thur.)

Ming K. Lim (Chongqing Univ.)
Dr. Ming K. Lim obtained his PhD in Manufacturing Systems from University of Exeter (UK) and B.Eng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering from University of Liverpool (UK). He is currently Executive Dean of College of Mechanical Engineering at Chongqing University (China) and Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management at Coventry University (UK). Prof Lim’s research is multi-disciplinary, integrating engineering, computer science, information technology and operations management. Most of his recent research work revolved around Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology, incorporated with Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, cloud manufacturing and big data analysis. His other research expertise includes circular economy, sustainable supply chain management, green/low carbon logistics, lean & agile manufacturing, responsive & reconfigurable manufacturing/supply chain, meta-heuristics, cost & system optimisation, system modelling and simulation. Prior to this role, he was Head of Centre of Excellence for Supply Chain Improvement and Professor of Supply Chain and Logistics Operations at University of Derby (UK). Prof Lim is Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications (Taylor & Francis, SSCI, IF = 1.820) and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (Inderscience). He is also the Chairman of European Business Innovation and Technology Management Society, Advisory Council Member and Board of Trustees of the Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology Management Society, and Member of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) WG 5.7. Furthermore, he also holds the following roles: Editorial Board, Resources, Conservation and Recycling (Elsevier), Editorial Board, Industrial Management & Data Systems (Emerald), Editorial Board, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal (Emerald).

Lecture 6
14:30~15:20 July 4 (Thur.)

Myong K. (MK) Jeong (Rutgers Univ.)
Dr. Myong K. (MK) Jeong is the Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and RUTCOR (Rutgers Center for Operations Research) of Rutgers Business School at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. He is a permanent member of DIMACS (Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science). He is the Director of Laboratory for Data Analytics and Process Insights. He received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, in 1991, MS in Industrial Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon, Korea, in 1993, MS in Statistics from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, in 2002, and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, in 2004. He was formerly an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He worked as a senior researcher from 1993 to 1999 at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI). He has focused on developing data mining and machine learning techniques in business, e-commerce, manufacturing, and process improvement. The applications include various industries such as gas/oil, semiconductor, transportation, bio-energy, computing, electronics, and automobile. He has published over 100 journal papers including IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Pattern Recognition, Scientometrics IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, Cybernetics, and Pattern Recognition Letters. He received the prestigious Freund International Scholarship and the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award in 2002 and in 2007, respectively. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Transportation Research Center, United States Department of Agriculture, Qatar National Research Fund, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, and various industries. He has been a consultant for Samsung Electronics, Intel, IBM Watson Research Lab., ETRI, KISTI, and other companies. He served as the President of Data Mining Society of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Science). He served as an Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of various journals including IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, International Journal of Business Analytics, and International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

Lecture 7
15:50~16:40 July 4 (Thur.)

YoungKi Park (George Washington Univ.)
Dr. YoungKi Park is an assistant professor of Information Systems at the George Washington University School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and his MS from KAIST business school in Korea. He has 10 years of IT consulting experience in business intelligence, analytics and enterprise systems before pursuing his doctoral studies. His research focuses on IT Strategy in digitized business environments and he specializes in the set-theoretic configurational approach and qualitative comparative analysis (QCA). His work has been published in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and Research in Sociology of Organizations.

Lecture 8
16:40~17:30 July 4 (Thur.)

Chul Ho Lee (KAIST)
Dr. Chul Ho Lee held a Ph.D. in Management Science, with a major in MIS, from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is currently working for KAIST. Prior to joining in KAIST, he worked for Harbin Institute of Technology in China and for Xavier University in USA. His current research interests include economic analysis of FinTech and WOM, and the economic design of information security contract and policy. He has published papers in Information Systems Research and Computers in Human Behaviors. He served (or has served) as Associate Editor on ECIS, ICEC, and CORS/Informs.