About Me

I’m an incoming ISOM Ph.D. Student at Emory University-Goizueta Business School.


  • M.S. in Managment Engineering (Information Systems track), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Mar. 2022 - Feb. 2024 (adviser: Daegon Cho)

  • B.S. in Business Administration & B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Hanyang University, Mar. 2018 - Feb. 2022 - (Cum Laude)

Research Interests

My research interest lies at the intersection between societal and technical aspects of the real world. In terms of methodologies, I focus on integrating Machine Learning with Causal Inference. Specifically, I’m interested in considering multiple modalities together to uncover novel features that can explain the mechanism of human behavior within the context of {E-commerce, Online Platform}. Additionally, I am passionate about exploring Algorithmic Fairness. For example, I have curiosity about trade-offs between algorithmic bias and consumer bias. Building on my past experiences in finance, I am also intrigued by how Fintech has transformed consumer behavior and financial markets.

Working Papers

  • Do Images Dominate Texts?: An Empirical Investigation of the Dynamics of Information
    Joonhwae Park, Daegon Cho
    • WISE 2023
    • Best Thesis Award 2024, KAIST
  • Reshaping of Shopping Time Habits: An Empirical Study from Large Retail Stores
    Joonhwae Park, Daegon Cho \

Other Research Experience

  • Undergraduate Researcher, Quantitative Analytics Lab, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, Mar. 2020 - Aug. 2020
    • Developed an advanced industrial classification model for domestic Value Added Network (equals to Enhanced Service) providers using NLP techniques. (supported by the Ministry of Science and ICT)
    • Developed a Robo-Advisor using deep learning models to chase disparate ratio in ETF pair trading.

Work Experiences

  • Intern, MiraeAsset Global Investment, Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2021 - Dec. 2021
    • Robo-Advisor Team, AI Financial Engineering Division
  • Intern, NCSOFT, Seongnam, South Korea, Feb. 2021 - Apr. 2021
    • Language Data Team, Language AI Lab in R&D Center
  • Intern, Daishin Economic Research Institute, Seoul, South Korea, Jun. 2020 - Aug. 2020
    • Corporate Governance Research Division

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