2017 Forum programme

Woochang Kim
 Woochang Kim

Head, KAIST Center for Wealth Management Technologies/Managing Editor, Quantitative Finance
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Korea, Republic of

Biography

Woo Chang Kim is an associate professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Head of KAIST Center for Wealth Management Technologies.

He serves on the editorial boards for several journals, including Quantitative Finance (as managing editor), Journal of Portfolio Management (editorial board member), and Optimization and Engineering (associate editor). He is an expert on financial optimization and portfolio management, and has published many papers in leading academic and practitioner journals in the related fields as well as a textbook on robust portfolio management. He is a member of voting rights committee for Korea’s National Pension System and an advisor for Samsung Asset Management.

He was a visiting professor in Department of Economics and Finance at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome in 2014, a visitingfellow in Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University in 2013-2014, and a guest researcher for Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics at University of Bonn in 2013. He has earned doctoral degree from Princeton University’s Operations Research and Financial Engineering Department, and master’s and bachelor’s from Industrial Engineering at Seoul National University.