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Jim Kyung-Soo Liew

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 currently teaches "Big Data Machine Learning," "Blockchain,” “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 2015-2018. He serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal of the British Blockchain Association, Journal of Alternative Investments and the Journal of Portfolio Management where he co-authored the most read Invited Editorial "iGDP?".

Dr. Liew co-founded SoKat Consulting, LLC, that now he owns and operates. SoKat creates world-class Machine Learning / AI and Blockchain products and services primarily servicing institutional investors, government agencies, 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, bold predictive models, and next-generation investment products.

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 has published pioneering research in the intersection of social media big data, crypto-currencies, and financial markets. Publications include “Twitter Sentiment and IPO Performance: A Cross-Sectional Examination”, “The 'Sixth' Factor -- Social Media Factor Derived Directly from Tweet Sentiments”, “Forecasting ETFs with Machine Learning Algorithm”, “Do Tweet Sentiments Still Predict the Stock Market?”, “Tweet Sentiments and Crowd-Sourced Earnings Estimates as Valuable Sources of Information around Earnings Releases”, “The Case for Bitcoin for Institutional Investors: Bubble Investing or Fundamentally Sound?” and “Crypto-Currency Investing Examined”.