Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and revels in pushing the boundaries of financial knowledge and product development both as an academic and FinTech Entrepreneur. He has published pioneering research in the intersection of social media, crypto-currencies, and financial markets. He currently teaches Blockchain, Big Data Machine Learning, Advanced Hedge Fund Strategies, and Leading Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of the Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory and has received the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence 2015-2017. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Alternative Investments and the Journal of Portfolio Management where he co-authored the most read Invited Editorial "iGDP?"
Jim operates SoKat Consulting, LLC (www.SoKat.co). SoKat creates world-class Machine Learning, AI, and Blockchain products and services primarily servicing government agencies, institutional investors, academic institutions and select-startups. SoKat unlocks the hidden value of data through thoughtful and creative solutions, comprising of actionable business intelligence, transparent data analytics, and bold predictive modeling.
Previously, Jim has been with the Carlyle Asset Management Group, Campbell and Company, and Morgan Stanley. He holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia University. He currently lives just outside of Baltimore with his wife and two daughters, who he plans to raise as the next generation disruptors.