Hyeon Yeo

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Titles and Organizations

Affiliate Faculty, Schar School of Policy and Government
Executive Chair & Distinguished Scholar of NYU-KAIST Innovation Campus
Dean of KAIST G-School & New York Campus Committee Co-Chair
Professor, School of Innovation Management, KAIST aib.kaist.ac.kr

Contact Information

Phone: 1-917-846-2071(USA), 82-10-9296-6775(ROK)
Arlington Campus, Van Metre Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
MS 3B1


Hyeon Yeo’s experience includes academia, government, journalism, and international organizations. He was presidential staff and ministerial advisors (government: presidential house, justice, industry and resources, and education), editorial writer (media), CEO and consultant (business and international organizations), and dean (academia) of Graduate School in Seoul, as well as professor and chief operating officer, University of Aberdeen International Campus, visiting professor of business school at Colorado State University, visiting scholars of University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University. 

In addition to the above experience, he was a member of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Bid Advisory Committee; consultant and senior advisor for World Economic Forum (well known as Davos Forum) in Switzerland, and for the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative). The GRI is Amsterdam-based respected international institute. He is senior advisor for EAC Valuations LLC (Pennsylvania, USA).

As the author of several inspirational books and articles such as Vision Transformer Equipped with Neural Resizer on Facial Expression Recognition Task (IEEE-ICASSP, 2022, corresponding author), Blockchain, Humanities, and Business in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (2019), “The logic and types of the corporate participation in international development cooperation” (2015), Captivate (2011), On Social Responsibility: A Study for Integration between ‘Corporate Principle’ and ‘Social Principle’ and its Meaning in Korea (2010), Comparison on international cases in 3-D negotiation method: Ways of Resolution and its Limit (2010), Power driven by the Lack (2008), Korea Confronts The Future-Korea’s Vision for the future (2005, coauthor), Reading Seoul (2006), Recognition of history around the liberation age in Korea (2006 and 1987, coauthor), he is working on new books.

Yeo is leading a research team of Think-tank Institute (Future Think Net) for the National Assembly’s future agenda in Korea. He has been interested in Sharing Economy (business and policy) in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Cognitive Psychology-based AI+ Storytelling Learning method. After having completed at Yonsei University (PhD, MA, BA in political science), he did research coursework in the MBA program at Penn State University.

Yeo serves as faculty in the School of Business & Technology at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and in the AI business transformation program. ​​​​ https://aib.kaist.ac.kr/

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Areas of Research

  • Sharing Economy, Business, and Policy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Cognitive Psychology-Based AI+ Storytelling Learning in Antagonism
  • Cognitive Psychology, Leadership Development for Management
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Studies
  • International and Regional Development Cooperation
  • CSR, Corporate Citizenship, Creative Business from the Bottom of Pyramid