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SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC SCIENCES WSU JIKHAN JEONG

JIKHAN JEONG



EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


  • Business Economic Research Institute at Korea Electric Power Corporation, Dec. 2012 – Present

 Senior Researcher: Research on Electricity Market Design, Energy Policy, and In-House Consulting

 Study Leave to Pursuit a Ph.D. Aug. 2017 – Present

  • Carbon Disclosure Project (International NGO), Jun. 2011 – Aug. 2011

 Research Assistant (Internship): Research on Sustainable Management in 94 Firms In S. Korea

  • Green Cross International (International NGO), Dec. 2010 – Feb. 2011

 Research Assistant (Volunteer): Research On Energy Efficiency

  • LG CHEM, Mar. 2010 – Nov. 2010

 Researcher: Research on Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery Technology


EDUCATION


  • Washington State University, Aug. 2017 – May. 2021 (Expected)

 Ph.D. Student in Economics (Passed Microeconomics Ph.D. Qualifying Exams with Distinction)

  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Mar. 2011 – Feb. 2013

 MSc. in Management Sciences Specialized in Quantitative Marketing

  • Sung Kyun Kwan University, Mar. 2002– Feb. 2010

 BS in Chemical Engineering

 Study Abroad in the US to learn English as a Secondary Language, March. 2007 – Dec. 2007

 Military Service in the South Korean Air Force SWAT, May. 2003 – Oct. 2005


RESEARCH FIELDS


  • Applied Microeconomics for Business and Energy Economics, Applied Microeconometrics for Discrete Choice Model, Deep Learning
  • Natural Language Processing for Heterogeneous Consumer Preferences, Promotion Targeting, Financial Market Risk Prediction

WORKS IN PROGRESS


  • Jikhan Jeong, “Estimating Individual Consumer Preference on Smart Device Using User-Generated Content “
  • Jikhan Jeong, “Always Angry Algorithm for Better Causal Inference and Prediction”
  • Jikhan Jeong, “Personalized Prediction for Coupon Redemption for Non-Habitual Purchase”
  • Jikhan Jeong, “Predicting US Daily Stock Market Risk Using News and Lead Paragraph”
  • Jikhan Jeong, “Are Machine Learning still Good Prediction method for Stated Willingness to Buy in Small Sample?”
  • Jikhan Jeong, “Predicting Imported LNG Price for Power Generation from an Imported Regional Oil price”
  • Jikhan Jeong, “The effect of Increasing Block Pricing Reform on Consumer, Producer, and Carbon Emission”
  • Jikhan Jeong,” Factors Affecting Experienced Consumers’ Stated Willingness to Buy  Battery Electric Vehicles”
  • Jikhan Jeong, “Analyzing Stated Customers’ Gap between Awareness of Necessary Behavior and Stated Actual Practice of Physical, Mental, Financial Energy Conservation”
  • Jikhan Jeong, “Evaluating the Effect of the Fukushima Accident on Global Nuclear industry”
  • Jikhan Jeong, “AI and Big Data in an Entry Game

PUBLISHED ARTICLES AND RESEARCH REPORTS


  • “The Obstacles to South Korea’s Willingness to Import Shale Gas from the U.S.”, IAEE Energy Forum, Nov. 2016
  • “Falling Oil Price: Impacts on South Korean Power Sector and Role of KEPCO”, IAEE Energy Forum, Dec. 2015
  • “Electricity Market Deregulation in the U.S., Energy Market Insight”, Korea Energy Economics Institute, Sep. 2015 (Korean)
  • “Electricity Shortage in South Korea and Electricity Conservation in Japan”, Power Economics Times, Jun. 2013 (Korean)
  • “Energy Storage System Status and Outlook in South Korea”, KEMRI Insight, Mar. 2014 (Korean)
  • “The Effect of JCC Price on Korean LNG Importing Price for Power Generation”, KEMRI Insight, Aug. 2015 (Korean)
  • “The Effect of HDD and CDD on Electricity Demand, KEMRI Insight”, Oct. 2015 (Korean)
  • “TEPCO’s New Strategy for Japanese Electricity Reform”, KEPCO CEO Report, Oct. 2015 (Korean)

SELECTED CONFERENCES


  • 2019 Python conference (Pycon) Korea, Aug. 2019, presented

ž “Ensemble Model and Bayesian Hyperparameter Tunning for Classification”, Presented (Light Talk)

  • Korea AI Society The AI Korea 2019 Conference, July. 2019

ž “Predicting Stock Price Index Movement From News Headline Data”, Presented (Poster)

  • The Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium 2019, May. 2019

ž “Predicting Stock Price Index Movement from News Headline Data”, presented (Poster)

  • 36th United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) North American Conference, Sep. 2018

ž “The Effect of a Monopoly Increasing Block Pricing Reform on Electricity Demand”, presented (Poster)

  • United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) North American Conference, Oct. 2016

ž “The Effect of Falling Oil Prices on South Korean Imported LNG price for Power Generation”, presented

  • International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Antalya Conference, May 2015

ž “Who among South Korean User Groups Wants to Buy Electric Vehicles?” presented

  • Industry Electricity Commission Fall Conference, Oct. 2014

ž “Big-data-Centered Demand Side Management Business Model”, presented

  • Conference of Electricity Power Supply Industry (CEPSI), Oct. 2014

ž “What is the Winning Strategy for Global Utility Companies in the Green Era?”, author

  • International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Asia Conference, Sep. 2014

ž “Relationship between Attitude and Actual Behavior in Electricity Conservation in S.Korea”, presented 

  • International Conference on Social Science and Management (ICSSAM), May 2014

ž “Does Clean Energy Cause Economic Growth?” presented

  • Korea Academy of International Business Spring Conference, Apr. 2014

ž “Energy Transitions in Germany”, presented


RESEARCH PROJECTS


  • Research Assistant, WSU SES, 2019 Summer (PI: Prof. A.love)

 Design a Smart Thermostats algorithm

  • Research Assistant, WSU SES, 2019 Spring (PI: Prof. Vicki McCracken)

 Design the Financial Statement for Small and Middle Enterprise

  • Research Assistant, WSU SES, 2017 Fall – 2018 Winter (PI: Prof. Yoder)

 Collecting data related to Hurricane IRMA

  • (Project) Improving Efficiency in Regulated Electricity Market, Dec. 2015 – Aug. 2016

 Served as a Project Manager (Advisor: Prof. JongSoon Kim, Prof. Dong-Gi Min, Prof. Young Bum Lee)

  • (Project) Customers’ Stated Preference for Energy Mix in South Korea, Aug. 2015 – May. 2016

 Served as a Project Manager (Advisor: Prof. Jeong Hwan Bae)

  • (Project) Designing a Bilateral Contract in South Korea, Mar. 2015 – Dec. 2015

 Served as a Task Force Member

  • (Project) Designing a Bilateral Contract and Capacity Market in South Korea, Mar. 2014 – Feb. 2015

 Served as a Research Project Manager (Advisor: Prof. Dae-Woo Kim, Prof. Jong-Ho Kim)


SEMINAR AND FORUMS


  • 2019 Korea Economic Review International Conference, attended
  • 2019 Korea AI Society Machine Learning Summer School, attended
  • 2019 AI Expo Korea, July. 2019, attended
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology AI Festival, July. 2019, attended
  • Daewoong Inc. Smart Health Care Conference. July, 2019, attended
  • 2019 Washington State University Sustainability Fair 2019, presented

ž “Predicting Experienced Consumers’ Stated Preference”

  • 2019 WSU School of Economics Science Poster Competition, presented

ž “Predicting Experienced Consumers’ Stated Willingness to Buy Electric Vehicles”

  • R Working Group Research Profile Seminar, Mar. 2019, presented

ž “Time Series Analysis Basic to Bayesian Structural Time Series”

  • Python Working Group, Feb. 2019, presented

ž “Deep Learning from Scratch to Practice”

  • Python Working Group Research Profile Seminar, Nov. 2018, presented

ž “Discrete Choice Model: Logistic Regression, Random Forest, and Ada – Boosting”

  • WSU Half-Backed Seminar 2, Aug. 2018, presented

ž “How to Apply Machine Learning for Prediction of Customers’ Stated Preference”

  • WSU Half-Backed Seminar 1, Aug. 2018, presented

ž “How to Apply Machine Learning for Causal Inference”

  • 2018 Berkeley/Sloan Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics, Aug. 2018, attended
  • WSU School of Economic Sciences Poster Competition Mar. 2018, presented

ž “Effects of Falling Oil Price on Korean LNG Price for Power Generation”

  • International Association for Energy Economics Summer School, July. 2017, attended
  • National Research Foundation of Korea, SSK Networking, April 2017

ž Fourth Industrial Innovation Section Panel

  • Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy Seminar, Nov. 2015

ž “The Status of Self-Generation Incentive Program and Net Energy Metering in California”, presented

  • Harvard Project for Asian and International Relationships, Aug. 2013, attended

ž Selected South Korean delegation of the energy panel section

  • KAIST Management Science Brown Bag Seminar, April. 2012

ž “Nuclear Energy Adoption” (Research Profile), “Survival Analysis based on COX” (Tutorial), presented

  • 2012 Economic Development Cooperation Fund Winter Camp, Jan. 2012, attended
  • 2012 ASEAN Korea Frontier Forum, Sep. 2012, attended

ž Selected South Korean delegation

  • Harvard Project for Asian and International Relationships, Aug. 2011, attended

ž Selected South Korean delegation of energy panel section

  • 2006 Youth Camp for ASIA’S Future, Aug. 2006, attended

ž Selected South Korean delegation

  • 2005 Korea-ASEAN Youth Camp, Dec. 2005, attended

ž Selected South Korean delegation


GRANTS AND HONORS


  • Honorable Mention Award in The AI Korea 2019 Conference Poster Competition,, $50 (approx.), July. 2019
  • 2019 WSU GPSA Travel and Registration Grant for Summer and Fall, $420 (approx.), 2019
  • The Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium High-Performance Computing Scholarship, $ 500, 2019
  • 2018 WSU GPSA Travel and Registration Grant for Summer and Fall, $1,100 (approx.), 2018
  • 2018 Alaska Airlines Travel Award, $2,200 (approx.) 2018
  • Honorable Mention Award in WSU School of Economic Sciences Poster Competition, WSU, $100 (approx.), 2018
  • Korea Electric Power Corporation CEO Award for Outstanding Researcher, 2015
  • Korea Electric Power Corporation Business Development Challenge Award, 2015

 “Big data for New Demand Side Consumer Services”, presented

  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Fellowship, Mar. 2011 – Feb. 2013
  • Korea Finance Cooperation Research Paper Competition, $3,000, Second Place Award, 2012

 “Analyzing the effect of venture business policy financing through dynamic panel analysis”, presented

  • Korea International Cooperation Agency Green ODA Presentation Competition, Second Place Award, 2012
  • Accenture Idea Competition, $1,400 (approx.), Second Place Award, 2011

 “Managing diversity to improve business performance: centering around gender and cultural issues.”, presented

  • KOREA Institute of Energy Research Idea Competition, $200 (approx.), Second Place Award, 2010
  • South Chungcheng Province Policy Suggestion IDEA Challenge, $300 (approx.), Governor Award, 2009
  • Japan KoBe University Summer Program Fellowship, Aug 2009
  • SKKU English Presentation Competition, Best Award, 2008
  • Korea Air-force Outstanding Military Police Award, 2004

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


  • Teaching Assistant, WSU

 ECONS 594 Theory Of Industrial Organization, Fall 2019

 EconS 506 Mathematics Primer for Economists, Fall 2019

  • Teaching Professor, Korea Power Economics Summer School, June 2016
  • Undergraduate Research Program Teaching Assistant, KAIST, 2011-2012
  • Teaching Assistant, KAIST

 Entrepreneurship and Venture, Fall 2012

 Knowledge Service Engineering, Fall 2011-Spring 2012


EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


  • WSU Kamiak High-Performance Computer Club, 2018 Fall – Present
  • WSU Python Working Group, 2018 Fall – Present
  • WSU R Working Group, 2018 Fall – Present
  • KAIST Quantitative Analysis for Business and Economics Lab Leader, 2011-2012

    Presented and discussed Quantitative Theory and Econometrics (Advisor: Prof. Minki Kim)

  • Tae Kwon Maru Team Member, 2012 – 2014
  • KAIST Tae Kwon Do Team Member, 2011-2012
  • Sung Kyun Kwan University Mixed Martial Art Team Member, 2002-2009

COMPUTER SKILLS


  • Kamiak HPC User, Python (SK-learn, Tensorflow, Pytorch, Pyro, Keras), R, STATA, Gauss, EViews, Matlab, Linux(Ubuntu), Text editor (Atom, Vim, Nano), Latex(Overleaf, Scientific Workplace)
  • Wharton Research Data Services(WRDS), Bloomberg Terminal (Bloomberg Market Concept Certification), Fnguide

LANGUAGE


  • Native Korean, Fluent in English, Intermediate in Japanese, Beginner in Chinese

Contact Info:

E-mail: Jikhan.Jeong@wsu.edu

Office Location:

313 Hulbert Hall
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6210