Dr. Sunwoo Park


Dr. Sunwoo Park has diverse but extensive professional experience in government, financial industry, and academia. Sunwoo has substantial experience in quantitative regulation and its technologies. He is a leading expert in HPC-driven quantitative regulatory examination and inspection as applied to High-Frequency Trading (HFT) and algorithmic trading. He has experience leading in the development of a mission critical HFT examination and analytic platform at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He has in-depth research and development experience on high-volume financial market data and their quantitative analysis. These data include but are not limited to Equities, Futures, Options, FX, Fixed Incomes, Treasuries, SEC, and FINRA. He contributed to the “Joint Staff Report: THE U.S. TREASURY MARKET ON OCTOBER 15, 2014.”

He is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of discrete event modeling and simulation. He is one of the pioneers in peer-to-peer (P2P) distributed and parallel simulation. He had built mission-critical modeling and simulation engines, protocols, and runtime infrastructure in the fields of finance, science, engineering, and pharmaceutical research.

Sunwoo received his Ph. D. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona in 2003 and 1998. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, CA from 2004 to 2008. During his education he specialized in the fields of discrete event modeling and simulation, high-performance computing, and advanced computer network protocols (including peer-to-peer networking). Further concentration was on compilers, operating systems, theoretical computing, artificial intelligence, telecommunication, and information theory. His education was extended to simulation-driven systems biology and bioinformatics through his post-doctoral fellowship awards.

Sunwoo has published 11 articles and 1 letter in peer-reviewed journals and 20 articles in peer-reviewed conference proceedings. He was also invited to 17 talks, meetings, and poster sessions.