Dr. Park is currently Director of Blockchain Research Center at Sogang University sponsored by Korean Government and was a President & CEO of National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) from September, 2012 until November 14, 2014. Before joining NIPA, he was a computer science professor (March, 1998-September, 2012) and dean of Graduate School of Information and Technology (March, 2011-September, 2012) at Sogang University.
He had also served as Chairman of Global Fintech Research Institute, Technical Advisor as a member of Creative Economy Commission at Korean Federation of Small and Medium Business (KBIZ) (July, 2013-November, 2014), Technical Advisor as a member of a Committee on Science and Technology at the Federation of Korea Industries (FKI) (September, 2012-November, 2014), Technical Advisor at President’s Council on National ICT Strategies(September, 2012), Technical Advisor at National Science & Technology Commission (March, 2011-September, 2012), Chairman of the Committee at Software Policy Research Group (November, 2011-December, 2012), and President at Software Engineering Society (April, 2010-March, 2012).
Dr. Park has published over 55 papers in the top tier outlets including IEEE Computer and Communications of the ACM. He was an editorial board member of Industrial Management and Data Systems Journal, and Journal of Computer and Information Systems. He holds Ph.D. in Information Technology from George Mason University, MS in Computer Science from the Florida State Univ., and BS at Sogang University
Sogang University was established in year 1960 by the Catholic Society of Jesus that has the tradition of 460 years and aims to nurture talents who seek qualitative academic excellence and to practice love for others with high morality, following the educational ideology of the Society of Jesus, which is ‘to devote lives for others.’ Sogang University established “Vision 2035 – Special Sogang” and is making an effort for “Sogang University to leap forward together with New Sogang Community” through 5 core areas of development strategy including “Strengthen Sogang University’s indigenous education, which is the whole-person education, enhancement of creative professor competence, finance expansion and strengthen industry-university corporation, initiative propulsion of internationalization and realization of customer satisfaction in university administration.”