Youngbok Ryu is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has an M.S. in technology management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.S. in science, technology, and environmental policy and mathematics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He completed undergraduate studies in civil and environmental engineering and economics at Korea University, Seoul. Ryu has worked as a researcher at national and regional think tanks in Korea, focusing on technology forecasting and patent mapping. He also served as a military officer in Korea's Engineering Corps. His interests include science and technology, energy and environment, and economic development.
Honors & Awards
- Hubert H. Humphrey Scholarship, University of Minnesota
- Ambassadorial Rotary Scholarship, Rotary Foundation
- Korean Honor Scholarship, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in USA