Yun Kang

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Operations Researcher
Washington Office


Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, MIT


Yun Kang is an Operations Researcher with experience in both the public and private sector. His engagement areas at RAND have included Korean Peninsula/Asia-Pacific security, defense planning, force structure and posture modeling & analysis, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Army Aviation, supply chain management/logistics, artificial intelligence applications, and IT systems.

Prior to joining RAND, Kang held a senior management position at a high-tech startup company providing supply chain software solutions for tracking pharmaceutical/healthcare products. Kang also worked as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in the Asia-Pacific region, where he advised multinational corporations on market entry, mergers and acquisitions, and IT strategy.

Kang completed his Masters and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research spanned across superconductivity, biomaterials, product design, manufacturing, and operations research.