Junseok Hwang is professor of Information Science and Technology at Technology Management, Economics and Policy Program(TEMEP), Seoul National University and Director of International Technology Policy Program (ITPP). Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He received his Ph. D. in Information Science and Telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master's degree in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado. His current research focuses on economics of information and networks, management and policy of convergence technologies, social impact study and forecasting of emerging technologies, knowledge management, patent research and policy analysis. On this topic of research, he is actively working for Digitalogy, and Technology and Humanities Convergence study.
Prof. Pericles A. Mitkas received his Diploma of Electrical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) in 1985, and his MSc and PhD in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, USA, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. Between 1990 and 2000 he was a faculty member with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University in USA and since 2000 he is a faculty member of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of AUTh. His research interests include databases and knowledge bases, data mining, software agents, enviromatics and bioinformatics. Prof. Mitkas is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society and has served as Project Coordinator in several US and EU research projects. His work has been published in over 240 papers, book chapters, and conference publications. He is the co-author of a book on "Agent Intelligence through Data Mining" by Springer. Currently, Prof. Mitkas is the elected Rector of AUTh (2014-2018).
Joyce Msuya assumed the role of the first Special Representative assigned to Korea in 2014, where she established and developed office operations. She led expanding and deepening the partnership between World Bank Group and Korea to disseminate Korea's unique development knowledge by utilizing its global and local presence. Over 19 years within the World Bank Group, her experience spans over public and private sector assignments in strategy (corporate, regional, country, sectoral), lending/investment operations, analytical work, and partnerships in Africa, Latin America and Asia regions. Joyce started her career in Health sector lending operations, followed by Development Economics Vice Presidency where she worked with Lord Nicholas Stern. Her expertise also spans private sector development (at the International Finance Corporation) and the World Bank Institute (WBI) covering East Asia and the Pacific, whilst based in the World Bank office in Beijing, China. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Joyce worked at the University of British Columbia in Canada and in Tanzania on various public and private sectors assignments. As an author and publisher of a number of articles in the health sector including in peer-reviewed journals as well as a background paper for the 2004 World Development Report (WDR), Making Services Work for Poor People, her engagement within the World Bank Group encompasses both lending operations and leading analytical products. Joyce has degrees from Strathclyde University, Scotland; University of Ottawa, Canada; Executive General Management Certificate from Harvard Business School (USA); and a Public Health Certificate from Johns Hopkins University(USA).
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