- Speaker of the 19th National Assembly
Ui-Hwa Chung is the Speaker of the second half of the 19th National Assembly of the Republic of Korea.
He has been a member of the National Assembly for five consecutive terms since the 15th National
Assembly in 1996. He has also served as the President of the 19th Korea-US Inter- Parliamentary Council,
Acting Speaker of the 18th National Assembly, and Deputy Speaker of the second half of the 18th
National Assembly. He has held numerous titles in the Grand National Party including Chairman of the
Emergency Committee (2011), Chairman of the Special Committee in Sejong City (2009), and Supreme
Council Member (2009). Before he began his career in politics, his profession was in medicine. He is a
specialist in neurosurgery and is the Director of Bong Seng Memorial Hospital in Busan. He is also a
member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He received his Ph.D. in medicine in
Inje University, M.S. in medicine in Yonsei University, and M.D. in Pusan National University.
Youngah Park has been serving as the President of Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP)
since 2013. She has been a professor of Statistical Mechanics at the Department of Physics at Myongji
University since 1989. After completing her undergraduate studies at Seoul National University majoring
in Physics, she received her Ph.D. in Statistical Mechanics at University of Pennsylvania in 1987. Her research
areas include critical phenomena, neural networks, soft matter, and biological physics. She has been the
chair of the Women in Physics working group of Association of the Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS)
since 2006 and chaired the local organizing committee of the 3rd International Conference on Women in
Physics (ICWIP) in 2008. She was a member of the National Assembly of Republic of Korea from 2008 to
2012 and also served as a member of the Committee on Education, Science and Technology at the National
Assembly. Her main areas of interest include role of innovation in science and technology, education, women
in science, and gender issues.
Richard Stone is a world-renowned science writer, and currently holds the position of International Editor at
Science. Since he first started as a journalist in Science (1991), he has held numerous head positions including
Deputy Editor of environmental and behavioral sciences (1997-2000), European Editor (2000-2004), and Asia
Bureau Chief (2005-2012) before moving to his current position in January 2013. He has also been actively
involved in academia all over the world, teaching science and environmental journalism in Rostov State
University, St. Edmund's College, and Kazakh National University. He earned his B.S. in biology from Cornell
University in 1988, and his graduate degree in science communication from University of California, Santa
Cruz in 1991.
Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi is a leader in the media-tech industry. As Chairman of Elsevier, he works directly with
governments, Elsevier customers and in industry associations worldwide. In his primary role as head of
Corporate Affairs and Asia Strategy for RELX Group, he is responsible for government affairs, corporate
communications, and corporate responsibility for Elsevier’s parent company. Chi recently completed 4 years
of service as the President of the International Publishers Association and will serve as the Past President for
the coming 2 years. Chi joined Elsevier in 2005 after serving as Chairman of Random House Asia and
President of Random House. Prior to Random House, he held several President and CEO positions at Ingram
Distribution Holding and co-founded Lightning Source. Chi has served on numerous boards, including that of
Princeton University, and currently serves on the Executive Committees of the Association of American
Publishers and the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers.
Michael Keenan is a Senior Policy Analyst in the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
where he works on the OECD’s country reviews of innovation policy. He most recently participated in
reviews of Sweden, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. He also leads the OECD’s work on developing its
Innovation Policy Platform (www.innovationpolicyplatform.org), a web-based knowledge management
tool developed jointly with the World Bank. During 2015-16, he is conducting a “forward look” exercise
in support of the next edition of the OECD’s biennial STI Outlook flagship publication (https://www.inn
ovationpolicyplatform.org/sti/e-outlook) – his talk will present first findings from this exercise.
Jang Moo Lee
- Chairman of National Science & Technology Council
Jang Moo Lee is the Chairman of the National Science & Technology Council of Korea. He is also the
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and the
Climate Change Center, an NGO based in Seoul, Korea. He has also held leadership positions in numerous
organizations and advisory boards, serving as a member of the National Advisory Council for Science and
Technology (1998-1999), the Chairman of the Institute of Industrial Technology Evaluation (1999-2005),
the President of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineering (2000), and the Vice President of Korean
Federation of S&T Societies (2005-2007) to name a few. He has held a professorship in mechanical
engineering at Seoul National University since 1976, and served as the President of Seoul National
University from 2006 to 2010. He received his Ph.D. in engineering in Iowa State University, B.S. and M.S.
in mechanical engineering in Seoul National University.
Mohsin Ullah Khan
- Zaheer Science Foundation
Mohsin Ullah Kahn is the Secretary of Zaheer Science Foundation, India, and is responsible for organizing
several international conferences on science and technology policy. He completed his M.S. in Science
and Technology Policy from University of Manchester in 1983. He joined National Institute of Science
Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS) in 1983 as Senior Scientist. He earned his Ph.D. in
1993 in Science and Technology Policy from Roskilde University, Denmark. He was Post-Doctoral Fellow
during 1995-96 at East West Center Honolulu, Hawaii. He has published research papers in prestigious
journals in science and technology policy planning and R&D management, environmental pollution
and waste management. He has written four books on science and technology policy and also taught
at universities at home and abroad. He has worked as a consultant to international agencies including
European Space Agency (ESA), UNESCO, ISESCO and UNCTAD. He has been awarded prestigious
fellowship by East West Center, Hawaii, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, and British Council UK.
Nicholas S. Vonortas
- The George Washington University
Nicholas Vonortas is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at The George Washington University
in Washington D.C. He is a faculty member of the Department of Economics and of the Center for
International Science and Technology Policy (CISTP). He is currently the director of Ph.D. candidacy at the
Department of Economics. He also holds a São Paulo Excellence Chair in Innovation Policy at the Universidade
Estadual de Campinas(UNICAMP), State of São Paulo, Brazil (2014-2019). His teaching and research
interests are in industrial organization, in the economics of technological change, and in technology and
innovation policy. He specializes in strategic partnerships and innovation networks, investment under
uncertainty, technology transfer, knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, high-risk financing, and R&D
program evaluation. He is an editor of Science and Public Policy. He holds a Ph.D. and a M.Phil. in Economics
from New York University (USA), a MA in Economic Development from Leicester University (UK), and a
BA in Economics from the University of Athens (Greece).
Koichi Sumikura completed a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Tokyo in 1998. He worked at
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, from 1998 to 2001. He has
been working as Associate Professor at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) since October
2001. From June 2012 to May 2015 he also served as Director of Research, 2nd Theory-Oriented Research
Group, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP). He has been a board member of the
Japan Society for Science Policy and Research Management (JSSPRM) since 2001.
Jinhua Fu is currently an associate professor of the institute of Rural and Regional Development in Chinese
Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED), China. He earned his doctorate from
College of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University of China. His research areas
include rural entrepreneurship and innovation management on agricultural and regional science and
technology. He has completed a National Science Foundation project about entrepreneurship of migrant
workers and is involved in projects about innovation management on agricultural and regional science and
technology. He has published more than 20 articles in academic journals.
Sung-Goo Han is Director of the Creative Economy Innovation Center and Research Fellow at the Korea
Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP). He was formerly Managing Director at KISTEP and a
visiting scholar at Harvard University. He is an expert member of the Presidential Advisory Council on
Science & Technology and member of the Prime Minister’s Policy Evaluation Committee. He has also served
as Director of Ministry of Science and Technology of Korean government. He has taught science and
technology policy to government officials in Vietnam and graduate students in Korea. He has been awarded
the President’s Award, given by the President of Korea who has made a distinguished contribution to the
fieldof science and technology policy. His recent research focuses on policy analysis and evaluation, STI
policy, and biotechnology & bioeconomy policy. He received his B.S. and M.Sc. in genetic engineering from
Kyungpook National University and earned a PhD in public policy from Seoul National University.
- University of Twente
Stefan Kuhlmann is a Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, and Chair of Dept of Science, Technology,
& Policy Studies (STəPS) at University of Twente. He studied history and political science (Ph.D. 1986;
habilitation 2009). Since early 1980s, he has been involved in studies of research and technological innovation
as social processes, related systems and public policies. Until summer 2006, he served as managing director
of Fraunhofer Inst. for Systems Innovation Research (ISI), Germany, and Prof. of Innovation Policy Analysis
at University of Utrecht, Netherlands. He has served as President of European Forum for Studies of Policies
for Research and Innovation (Eu-SPRI Forum) since 2010. He is a co-editor of Research Policy, and Editorial
Advisor to several other journals, including Asian Research Policy. He publishes widely in the field, and his
publications include The Theory and Practice of Innovation Policy (with R. Smits and P. Shapira) and An
International Research Handbook, Cheltenham, UK. More at: http://www.utwente.nl/bms/steps/people/
Rongping Mu received his B.S. in physics in 1983 and M.S. in 1990 from University of Science and
Technology of China, and his Ph.D. in history of technology in 2001 from Technische Universität Berlin,
Germany. He is a professor of Institute of Policy and Management of Chinese Academy of Sciences since
2001, Director of CAS Center for Innovation and Development since 2007, Director of the CAS Center for
IPR Research and Training since 2009, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science Research Management
(an academic monthly) since 2003, Director-General of CASIPM from 2004 to 2014. He is the president
of the China High-tech Industry Promotion Society, a member of Expert Committee on National
Development Plan of NDRC since 2014, a member of Economic and Scientific Advisory Board of European
Patent Office and a member of International Advisory Board of Thailand Government Office of S&T and
Innovation since 2012.
Naoki Saito started his career at Science and Technology Agency (current MEXT) in 1987 after receiving
a MS in Philosophy, Graduate School of Arts & Science from the University of Tokyo. During his earlier
career, he served in various fields of science and technology policy such as nuclear energy policy, space
policy, and human resources development. He also worked at Embassy of Japan in Australia as a First
Secretary and Bangkok Office of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as a Director. He previously
served as Director, Special Needs Education Division, Elementary & Secondary Education Bureau, MEXT,
2009-2010; Director, Planning & Management, JST/RISTEX (Research Institute of Science & Technology
for Society), 2010-2012; Director, Knowledge Infrastructure Policy Division, Science & Technology
Policy Bureau, MEXT, 2012-2013. He was appointed for his present position in July 2013.
Kyehoon Do is the director of S&T Analysis and Indicators Division of Korean Institute of S&T Evaluation
and Planning (KISTEP) since January, 2012. He is mainly responsible for R&D survey and analysis of
S&T innovation indicators. He has also served as a Korean delegate of OECD NESTI (Working Party of
National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators) since 2012. His research interests include National
Innovation System (NIS) and Regional Innovation System (RIS), and statistical analysis of S&T data.
He holds a Ph.D. in international business and management from Tohoku University in Japan. After
completing his Ph.D., he served as a research professor at Graduate School of Economics and Management
in Tohoku University from 2006 to 2007. He then moved to KISTEP in September, 2007.
- Gakushuin University
Shigemi Yoneyama is a professor of corporate strategy and innovation management at Gakushuin
University, Tokyo, Japan. After finishing doctoral program at Hitotsubashi University, he gave lectures
at Seinan Gakuin University, Musashi University, Hitotsubashi University, and Tokyo Metropolitan
University. In the meantime, he was a visiting scholar at Haas School of Business, University of California
at Berkeley and INSEAD, France. From 2010, he took charge as the Director of Research at the National
Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) and affiliated professor at National Graduate Institute
of Policy Studies (GRIPS). He then moved to the current position in 2013. His major fields of study are
strategy and organization for innovation, management of technology and intellectual properties, global
R&D management, corporate strategy and business model, where he has published more than 100 books
and papers. He is now a member of the editorial board of Asian Research Policy and International Journal
of Technology Marketing.
Jonathan McClory is a Partner at Portland and leads the firm’s Place Branding practice. He is a specialist
in place branding, soft power and cultural relations. Jonathan has advised senior government clients in
the UK, Europe, and Asia on reputation, policy, and effective global engagement. He previously led the
place branding practice of the London-based creative agency Winkreative, where he oversaw the creation
and launch of a new over-arching nation branding campaign for Thailand, commissioned by the Prime
Minister. Prior to joining Winkreative, he worked as a consultant in the London office of the Boston
Consulting Group. Before working in the private sector, he was Senior Researcher at the Institute for
Government, where he remains an Associate. While at the IfG, he developed the world's first composite
index for measuring the soft power of countries. The results are published annually by both the Institute
for Government and Monocle magazine.
Lee Yee Cheong
Lee Yee Cheong is the Malaysian Chairman, Governing Council, International Science Technology and
Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC), Kuala Lumpur,
and Member of the National Science and Research Council, Malaysia. He was the first Asian President
of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) 2003-2005. He represented WFEO as
Co-chair of the “International Science and Technology Community” Major Group of UN Commission on
Sustainable Development 2000-2006. He was Co-chair of Task Force “Science, Technology and Innovation”
of the United Nations Millennium Project 2002-2005. He is founding Secretary General and Senior Fellow
of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia; the founder President of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and
Technology. He served as a founding Board member of the InterAcademy Council (IAC) of the world’s
scientific academies 2001-2004, Special Advisor to IAC Co-Chair on Sustainable Energy 2008-2009,
and Advisor to the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia 2006-2007.
Kuniko Urashima is Senior Research Fellow, deputy director of Foresight center. She joined the NISTEP
in 2003 with prior professional experiences in the fields of environmental pollutant treatment using
plasma technology at electric manufacturers, universities, national institutes, and a company in Japan,
Canada, the United States, and France. She has been working for Nagoya University, Iwate University
and The Open University as a visiting professor. She has been involved in international foresight events
organized by APEC, OECD, and SEAMEO. Her current research interest is on the development and
promotion of sustainable society based on energy and environment.
- Hitotsubashi University
Seiichiro Yonekura received his B.A.s (Social Studies and Economics) and M.A. in Social Studies from
Hitotsubashi University, and Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. He is Chief Editor of Hitotsubashi
Business Review. He is also Dean of Nippon Genki Juku, a lifetime education program at Academyhills in
Roppongi, Tokyo. He was Academic Director, Centre for Japanese Studies, GIBS, University of Pretoria from
2012 to March 2015. His research interests have been focused on the historical development of innovation
and entrepreneurship. Currently he is also working on the social innovation in the emerging market. He
is a prolific author of numerous titles on a wide range of subjects such as The Japanese Iron and Steel
Industry 1880-1990: Continuity and Discontinuity (1994), Structure of Business Revolution (1999), The
Age of Non-Charismatic Leadership (2005), Emergent Destruction: Innovation for Good Future (2011).
Changhui Shi is currently an associate professor of the institute of Science, Technology and Society in
Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED), China. He earned his doctorate
from Department of Sociology, Tsinghua University. Before then he received his bachelor degree from
Department of Sociology, Renmin University of China. His research areas include STS (science, technology
and society), social psychology, sustainable development, and sociological study on disasters & risks.
He is now leading several important projects, including the survey of the ideological situation of Chinese
scientists, and Research on the Indicators of Sustainable Development in China. He has published one
book and several articles in academic journals.
Seung Jun Yoo
Seung Jun Yoo is a head of PR and International Affairs in KISTEP since March, 2014. Prior to moving
to current position, he served as directors of Biotechnology and Welfare R&D Coordination Division
(2012-2014) and R&D Program Evaluation Division (2010-2012) in KISTEP, since he started his career
in the areas of evaluation and budget allocation and coordination of national R&D programs from 2006.
Some of his contributions include the memberships of American Evaluation Association and Korean
Association for Policy Studies. He has also been involved in academia, teaching R&D management and
innovation. He earned his Ph.D. in biotechnology and genetic engineering from Korea University in 2006
after graduating from University of Minnesota and Cornell University.