Jung Hwa HaAdvisor
Dr. Jung-Hwa Ha
School of Social Service Administration
University of Chicago
Professor Ha teaches courses on death, loss, and grief across the life course and advanced research and evaluation.
Professor Ha is interested in studying the interplay between stress, social support, and well-being among older adults. Currently, she is working on a project that examines the impact of having a disabled child on mid-age to older parent’s well-being. She is also investigating how this impact of non-normative parenting differs by gender, age, and race.
Yoon Young ChoAdvisor
Dr. Yoon Young Cho
The World Bank
Dr. Yoon Y. Cho is an economist at the labor markets team in the World Bank’s Social Protection unit. She was educated at the Seoul National University, Korea (ROK), majoring in economics. In 2000, she moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, US., to pursue her PhD. studies in economics. Her field of research interest lies in public and labor economics, and applied micro-econometrics. During her stay at the UW-Madison, besides receiving a PhD. in Economics, she worked as a research fellow at the Institute of Research on Poverty and as a short term consultant to the World Bank (LAC). After finishing her PhD. in 2005, she joined the Korea Development Institute in Seoul, where she worked as an associate research fellow for three years. During this period, she engaged in academic research and provided consultancy regarding human capital / family policies to the government of Korea. In 2008, she joined the Bank as a Young Professional. She has published papers mainly on human capital labor, education, and health, and is currently conducting research on labor market issues including the impacts of financial crisis, policies to foster skills and employability, and impacts of vocational training.
Jin Hyung LeeAdvisor
Dr. Jin Hyung Lee
Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Bioengineering
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Department of Radiology
Research Area: Neural information processing and plasticity; Advanced imaging techniques for biomedical applications, neurosciences and neural-engineering; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Development of novel image contrast strategies; Alternative image acquisition, reconstruction, and processing techniques.
Sung Joon NamAdvisor
Dr. Sung Joon Nam
Supply Chain Management & Marketing Sciences
Rutgers Business School
Research Area: Sungjoon Nam’s main research interest is to provide empirical models addressing firms’ strategic marketing problems and consumers’ social economic behaviors. His recent work has focused on marketing strategy problems in the pharmaceutical, and hi-technology entertainment industries.
Yong Bum (Benjamin) JoeAdvisor
Mr. Yong Bum (Benjamin) Joe
Benjamin (Yong Bum) Joe is a Strategist in Global Customer Marketing at Facebook. He leads strategic marketing initiatives for world’s top technology brands and e-commerce companies with a focus in enabling social commerce. Prior to Facebook, Ben spent several years as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company’s Silicon Valley office. In this role he advised technology companies in strategy, sales & marketing and organization topics.
Ben has also worked at IBM for six years as a manager in sales and business development in Asia. He was responsible for leading teams of product and service specialists to win-back major clients and managing optimization of strategic partnerships with distributors, ISVs and service providers. Prior to IBM, Ben was an entrepreneur and co-founded an online retail company that was later acquired by AuctionWeb, later Gmarket.
Ben holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he was an active member of the TechMedia and Entrepreneurship Club. He received his B.A. in English Literature and B.B.A. in Marketing from Sungkyunkwan University.
Ju Han LeeAdvisor
Mr. Ju Han Lee
Mr. Juhan Lee is a Principal Architect in Microsoft Research, investigating challenges for online services and cloud scenarios. Previously he was a Development Manager for Bing, an Architect for Microsoft Research Internet Services Research Center (ISRC), and a Director of Development for Windows Live, building new technologies for Microsoft Internet services. In those roles, he built the online storage system that powers Bing, led a team to evolve a distributed data-parallel execution engine to process over 10 exabytes of data every year, developed the failure detection system that tracks tens of billion page views each month in MSN, and incubated a highly scalable systems management service for Windows Live operations.
Mr. Juhan Lee joined Microsoft in 1996. He led the development of Windows 2000 Datacenter and Advanced Servers and delivered the first version of Microsoft Operations Manager (now Systems Center Operations Manager). Mr. Lee worked on many core system components for Windows operating systems and contributed to the development of early Microsoft Web technologies, such as Dynamic (Internet) Server Pages and an Internet authentication system. Before joining Microsoft, he worked on the transaction and database product lines at IBM and led the development at UNUM of a distributed computing toolkit that was ultimately licensed to several large software companies.
Sun Woo KangAdvisor
Rev. Sun Woo Kang
Pastor & Youth Educational Leader
Rev. Kang earned his B.A. in Philosphy from Choongnam National University in 1998. He entered Korea Theological Seminary and received the Master of Divinity (M.Div) in 2001. In 2004, Rev. Kang studied Youth Development for his master’s degree at Kyonggi University. In four months, he finished Educational Leadership program (M.A. plus Ph.D) at the University of St. Thomas. He has served as a Representative Secretary of Jubilate Missions from April 1999 to August 2005. He was a vice religious worker at New Strength church and Daejun Peace church from April 1999 to January 2001 and from December 2003 to July 2006, respecitvely. He was ordained at Daejun Goshin church in April, 2006. Since then, Rev. Kang has been serving the Korean Presbyterian Church of Minnesota and is leading Timothy Missions, a youth group consisted of college students and young working professionals . Rev. Kang is currently studying for an Master of Education in Youth Leadership Development at the University of Minnesota.
Dennis HongAdvisor, TED2011 Speaker
Dr. Dennis Hong
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dennis Hong is the founder and director of RoMeLa – a Virginia Tech robotics lab that has pioneered several breakthroughs in robot design and engineering.
Hong has also pioneered various innovations in soft-body robots, using a “whole-skin locomotion” as inspired by amoebae. Marrying robotics with biochemistry, he has been able to generate new types of motion with these ingenious forms. For his contributions to the field, Hong was selected as a NASA Summer Faculty Fellow in 2005, given the CAREER award by the National Science Foundation in 2007 and in 2009, named as one of Popular Science’s Brilliant 10. He is also a gourmet chef and a magician, performing shows for charity and lecturing on the science of magic.