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Kyung Ryul Park Assistant Professor
  • Sustainable Development
  • Development Theory
  • Digital Transformation
  • Global Technology Governance
  • Ph.D. in Management - Information Systems and Innovation, LSE, 2018

Kyung Ryul Park is Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy, and Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at KAIST. He received his Ph.D. in Management (Information Systems and Innovation Group) from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, and B.A. in International Relations from Seoul National University (SNU).

Park's research is primarily concerned with questions of technology, governance and global development. A core area of Park's study includes national development strategy, data-driven policy, ICT and development (ICT4D) and global technology politics. His current empirical research explores the role of digital innovation and big data in socio-economic development with a particular interest in investigating the global diffusion of data platforms and digital governance and the rise and fall of technology-driven development policy. He teaches 'Science, Technology and Public Policy', 'Science, Technology and Global Development, 'Digital Transformation and Sustainable Development', 'Science and Technology in Future Society' and 'Research Methodologies in Public Management'.

Prior to LSE, he worked in the field of international development for seven years including the World Bank, UN World Intellectual Property Organization, and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). As a development practitioner, he has worked within a multidisciplinary environment in bridging the gap between theory and practice, in linking up data of different epistemological nature (qualitative and quantitative), using a range of innovative methods (experimental analysis, field work, observation, mixed methods). He worked in Tanzania (2004-2007), India (2008), the United States and East Africa (2010-2013), Indonesia (2015, 2016) and conducted field research in Kenya, Uganda, and Cambodia.

Courses
Graduate Courses STP601 Science, Technology and Public Policy 과학기술정책 (2022, 2021, 2020 Fall)
STP501 Science, Technology and Global Development 과학기술과 글로벌 발전 (2020, 2019 Spring)
BGM552 Sustainable Development Policy 지속가능발전정책 (2021 Fall at College of Business 경영공학부)
Undergraduate Courses STP412 Science and Technology in Future Society 과학기술과 미래사회 (2021 Spring in Korean 한국어강의)
STP483 Digital Transformation and Sustainable Development 디지털전환과 지속가능발전 (2022, 2020 Spring)
CoE491 Smart Energy, Environmental Technologies and Innovative Governance 기후위기 대응을 위한 스마트 에너지/환경 기술과 혁신 거버넌스. Co-teaching with Dochang Lee (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) & Hyungjoon Kim (Future Strategy) (2022 Fall)
HSS061 Global Leadership 글로벌리더십 Team teching with Sungchul Shin, Meeyoung Cha, Daesoo Kim, Joonbo Yoon, Seungbum Hong, Hyunjung Shin (2022, 2021, 2020 in Korean 한국어강의)
STP411 Research Methodologies in Public Management 정책연구방법론 (2019 Fall)
HSS332 Introduction to International Development Cooperation 국제개발협력 입문 (2019 Spring)
STP483 ICT and Development 정보통신기술과 발전 (2018 Fall)