Jim Liew portrait

Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, PhD

Associate Professor of Practice
Academic AreaFinance
Academic AreaInnovation & Entrepreneurship
Areas of InterestBig Data Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Advance Hedge Fund Strategies, Leading Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is an Associate 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 has published pioneering research in the intersection of social media big data, blockchain, and financial markets.

He currently teaches "Big Data Machine Learning AI," "Crypto-Currencies and 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 2015-2019. He is 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?".

Previously, Dr. Liew 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 currently resides just outside of Baltimore with his wife and two daughters, whom he hopes to raise as next generation disruptors.


  • Ph.D., Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
  • M.Phil., Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
  • B.A., Mathematics, University of Chicago


Selected publications

Working papers



  • Big Data Machine Learning
  • Wealth Management
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Cryptos and Blockchain


  • Advanced Hedge Funds
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Fixed Income

Honors and distinctions

Editorial positions on Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Financial Data Science, Journal of Alternative Investments, British Blockchain Association 

Impact and engagement


  • SoKat Consulting, LLC
  • Dome Therapeutics, LLC


  • Active Member ACT-IAC


  • EO DC Board Member