Gilyoung Song

Gilyoung Song
Senior Executive Vice President, Daumsoft Inc
[Special Presentation] : What is meant to happen, will happen

Dr. Gilyoung, Song proudly calls himself a ‘Mind Miner’. He has been rigorously working on reading and interpreting the thoughts of people buried in social big data, a huge repository of stories and memories of people’s everyday lives. Thriving on the insights accumulated from his work, Gilyoung is contributing on improving various aspects of activities in both public and commercial sectors. Gilyoung currently works as a senior executive vice president of Daumsoft, Inc. In the past, he served as chief strategy officer and, together with his colleagues, pioneered the technologies and business opportunities for gathering and analyzing billions of social media posts to read the minds of people that the posts convey. Daumsoft now plays a unique role in Korea specializing in natural language processing, text mining, and social big data mining. Gilyoung received his Ph.D in computer science from Korea University, and serves as an executive board member of the Korea Business Intelligence Data Mining Society. He also teaches students at Korea University as an adjunct professor of school of media and communication. ilyoung co-established and leads the Opinion Mining Working Group, a non-profit professional organization for data mining industry in Korea. Gilyoung is a fanatic reader who reads all kinds of materials in diverse subjects and styles. He also enjoys talking to people with different backgrounds and ideas. He authored "We See Your Desire: a Map of 7-biliion Desires Found in Big Data (2012, Sam & Parkers, translated in Chinese)” and “Don’t Imagine : a Method of reading untold desires(2015)