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  • 손소영 (So Young Sohn)
  • Professor of Information & Industrial Engineering
    Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

    02-2123-4014 / sohns@yonsei.ac.kr

(Sep 2014-May 2015) Visiting Scholar, Center for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, USA

(Jan 2008-June 2008) Visiting Scholar, Center for Technology Management, Dept. of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

(Feb 2008) Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

(Jan 2004-Dec 2004) Visiting Scholar, Imperial College, London, UK.

(Jan-Feb 2000) Visiting Scholar, NIST, IT Lab Statistical Engineering Lab, Gaithersburgh, MD, USA

(Aug. 1999-present) Professor of Information & Industrial Systems Engineering, Yonsei University

(Sep. 1996-Aug. 1999) Associate Professor of Industrial Systems Engineering, Yonsei University

(July 1995 - Aug. 1996) Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

(Sep. 1990 - June 1995) Assistant Professor of Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

(Jan. 1990 - Sep. 1990) ASA/NSF/BLS Research Associate Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dept. of Labor, Washington DC

(Jan. 1987 - Dec. 1989) Graduate Teaching Fellow, Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

(Mar. 1983 - Jul. 1985) Operations Research Analyst, Korea Institute for Defense Analysis (KIDA), Seoul, Korea

Professional Society

(2017-2019) Editorial Board Member of Safety Science

(2016-pres) Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship

(2016-2017) University Executive Director, Yonsei University Press

(2014-2017) Vice President of Korean Society for Quality Management

(2013-2014) Vice President of Korea Institute of Industrial Engineering (Journal)

(2011-pres) Fellow, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology

(2007) Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Engineering Education Research

(2003-2011) Vice Chair, International Activities, Accreditation Board for Engineering Education in Korea

(2003-2007) Division Chief, Youth Education, Citizens' Coalition for Scientific Society

(2006-2008) WISE mentoring fellow

(2003) Editor-in-Chief, IE Interface

(2006-pres) Board Member of Korean Society of Industrial Engineering

(2000-2003) Editorial Board Member of Journal of the Korean Society of Maintenance Engineering

(1998-2003) Editorial Board Member of Journal of the Korean Society of Quality Management

(1997)Associate Editor of Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice: Users' Encyclopedia

(1977)Editorial Board member of Journal of Industrial Engineering - Application & Practices

Industry

(2013-2014) "Cost Benefit Analysis for New Technology Airbag" Hyundai Motor Co.

(2009) " OLAP for Automobile Crashworthiness Field Data " Hyundai Motor Co .

(2007) "Demand Forecasting" LG Chemical Co.

(2006) R&D Forum Professor, Hyundai Motor Co.

(2006) "Technology Management" Korea Electric Power Co.

(2004) "Technology Rating System for SME" KIBO

(Korea Technology Credit Guarantee Fund)

(2002) "Technology Demand Forecasting" Samsung Electronics Co.

(2001) "Quality Engineering" Daewoo Motor Co.

(2001) "Modern Quality Engineering" Hyundai Motors Co

(1997) "Reliability Analysis for CRT", Samsung Display Instrument.

(1996) "Six Sigma Feasibility Study" SK

Government

(2016) Gyeonggi-do Big Data Committee

(2013) Evaluation Committee for Government and Public Organizations

(2012-203) Evaluation Committee for Korea Research Council for Industrial Science & Technology

(2012-2013) Expert Member of National Committee of Creation for IP

(2009-2011) Seoul Metropolitan Triple Helix Strategic Committee Member

(2010) IPR Infra Committee Advisor

(2008-2009) Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, Raw Material and Component Strategy Forum Member

(2008-2009) Korea Bank Association Credit Information Research Committee Member

(2007-2008) STEPI Technology Management Forum Member

(2006) KISTEP Classification Standard for Science & Technology Committee

(2007) STEPI Technology Management Forum Member

(2005-2007) Seoul Metropolitan City Information Promotion Committee

(Software Division)

(2006-2008) Ministry of Labor, Job Qualification & Classification Committee

(2005-2007) Ministry of Information and Communication, Planning & Evaluation Committee

(1997-2008) ISO Committee member for Korea Standard Association

(2003 - 2005) Korea Institute for Defense Analysis, Research Fellow 2003-2004

Ph.D. (1987-1989). Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, USA

M.A. (1988-1989). Department of Statistics, University of Pittsburgh, USA

M.S. (1985-1986). Department of Management Science, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, U.K.

M.S. (1981-1983). Department of Industrial Engineering, KAIST, Korea

B.S. (1977-1981). Department of Mathematics, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Technology Credit Rating, Technology Financing, Entrepreneurship

Intellectual Property Management, R&D Performance Analysis, Art, Creativity & Technology

Quality and Reliability Engineering, Data Mining.

Cost of Ownership, DEA, SEM

(2016) Outstanding Research Award, Yonsei University

(2015) Outstanding Research Award, Yonsei University

(2014) Outstanding Research Award, Yonsei University

(2014) Contribution Professor Award, Yonsei University

(2011) Outstanding Research Award, Yonsei University

(2007) 'Outstanding Women in Science & Technology' award winner, KOSEF

(2007) Best Teaching Award 2006, Yonsei University

(2002) Best Cyber Teaching Award 2002, Yonsei University

(2003) Chevening Scholar, British Council, UK

(2002) LG Yonam Fellowship

(2006, 12) A semifinalist for 2007 Edelman Award competition by research project entitled "Improvement of Technology Evaluation System for KOTEC", INFORMS

Marquis Who's Who in Asia first edition 2007

IBC 21st Century Award for Achievement

IBC 2000 Outstanding scientists of the 21st Century

(2003-Present) Edition of Who'sWho in Science and Engineering

(1995-Present) Edition of Marquis Who'sWho in the World

(2003-Present) Edition of Marquis Who'sWho in Finance and Industry

(2003-Present) Edition of Marquis Who'sWho in Asia and the Pacific Nations

(Jan.-Sep. 1990)American Statistical Association/National Science Foundation/Bureau of Labor Statistics

(ASA/NSF/BLS) Research Associateship

(Sep 1985-Sep. 1986)UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Scholarship

"Method of Technology Evaluation" with Korea patent code 10-2005-0128324 and listed patent code 10-0713546;

"Method of Technology Evaluation" with Korea patent code 10-2006-0055639;

"Technology Evaluation based on Reject Inference" with Korea patent code 10-2006-0055623;

"Method of Technology Evaluation" with matter code PCT/KR2006/005501; and

"Method of Technology Evaluation" with matter code PCT/KR2007/000847.

"Evaluation Method for R&D Projects Supported by Government" with Korea patent code 10-2007-0062058;

"Method and System for Forecasting Part Demand" with Korea patent code 10-2007-0113153

Papers' list in this homepage

Current research areas of So Young Sohn covers spatial big data analysis, science of patent policy and technology credit scoring.

So Young Sohn is an expert in the area of technology financing, specializing the development of technology credit scoring models. Her pioneering framework for technology rating system has been being implemented by Korean government agency that is responsible for managing technology credit guarantee fund. Her effort has contributed to tremendous amount of reduction of risk involved in the guarantee fund and at the same time to identifying innovative firms as fund recipients. Her contribution was recognized in 2007 as an awardee of the Outstanding Female Scientist of the Year (Engineering area) in Korea. She is the author of more than 100 SCI/SSCI articles and the inventor of several patents in the related areas. She served as Editor-in-Chief of IE interfaces and Journal of Engineering Education Research. She is a fellow of the Korean Academy of Science & Technology and vice president of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineering.

So Young Sohn received a Ph. D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989 and has MS degrees in Management Science from Imperial College and Industrial Engineering from KAIST. She was a recipient of the American Statistical Association/National Science Foundation/US Bureau of Labor Statistics Research associateship (1990) and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office awards (1985-1986). Prior to joining Yonsei University, She gained both teaching and research experiences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1995-1996), the Naval Postgraduate School (1990-1995), U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Korea Institute for Defense Analysis (1983-1985) as an Assistant professor, Applied statistician and an Operations research analyst, respectively.

She was invited as a visiting scholar at Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (Feb 2008); Imperial College, London, UK (Jan 2004-Dec 2004), Visiting Scholar, NIST, IT Lab Statistical Engineering Lab, Gaithersburgh, MD, USA (Jan-Feb 2000). Most recently, she had an extremely valuable research visit to the Center for Technology Management, University of Cambridge in 2008. During 2014-2015, she was a visiting scholar to Harvard Kennedy School. She also was a co-principal investigator for KOSEF-STINT Project with Prof Ove Granstrand at Charmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden for research entitled "Effective Technology Transfer and Valuation of IP for Innovation" (2008-2012). Her current research interests include Technology Credit Scoring, GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitoring), Intellectual Property Right and Academic Patenting, Innovation Index, and Engineering Education. Major teaching areas are Applied Statistics, Quality Engineering, Data Mining, and Quantitative Analysis for Technology Management. Areas of her current research interests include random effects models applicable to Quality and Reliability Engineering as well as Marketing.

She published several articles in Journals such as Research Policy, Technovation, Small Business Economics, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, IEEE transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, European Journal of Operational Research , Journal of Engineering Education, Journal of cultural Heritage, Creativity Research Journal, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, SIAM, Ergonomics, Journal of Quality Technology, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Computers and OR, Omega, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Interfaces, Queuing Systems: Theory and Applications, Naval Research Logistics, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, and Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine.

She served as editorial board member of the following Journals: International Journal of IE Applications and Practice, Korean Journal of IE, Korean Journal of Engineering Education, Korean Journal of Maintenance Engineering, and Korean Journal of Quality Management.

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