Wonjoon Kim is the Head of the Graduate School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a Professor at the School of Business and Technology Management, KAIST, the Director of KAIST Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy, and the Director of KAIST Center for Overseas Development. He is also the President of Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (AIEA) and a Vice President of The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST).
Before he joined KAIST, he has been an Adjunct-Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, New York University and a Research Fellow at the Yale School of Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics of Innovation including Science and Technology Policy from Seoul National University focusing on economics and management of technology innovation and a Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering centering on Semiconductor Materials.
He has been conducting and publishing numerous research on the strategic management of innovation of firms, industry, and governments centering on emerging innovation paradigms. His current research interest also covers the changing nature of innovation, including AI (Artificial Intelligence) and corresponding industrial and social change, convergence of technology and industry, social big data science as well as the changing nature of the process of entrepreneurship.