Dr. Youngrak Choi is a Senior Research Fellow, Emeritus at STEPI. Recently, He had served as the advisor for the Ministry of Science and Technology in Ethiopia for 3 years. He has extensive work experience in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy, including serving as the Chairman of Korea Research Council of Public Science and Technology, a member of the Presidential Advisory Council for Science and Technology, a member of the Presidential Commission on Policy Planning, the President of Science & Technology Policy Institute, the President of the Korean Society for Technology Management & Economics, and a full member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. Also, Dr. Choi served as a professor of the Graduate School of Management of Technology, Korea University from 2009 to 2012. Dr. Choi’s research mainly focuses on the Korean innovation model, science and technology policy, and technology and development. Through his extensive research in the Long-term National S&T Development Plan, he has been instrumental in enhancing the effectiveness of Korean STI policy over the past thirty years. Based on his outstanding contribution to the field of STI policy, he received an Iljin Award from NAEK in 2010 and also a LTM Award in Government from PICMET in 2006.

He holds a Ph. D. in Technological Innovation, Roskilde University, Denmark and received an M.A. and B.S from Seoul National University.