Kyong Shik Eom received his Ph.D. in Finance from Lehigh University in 1998, M.S. in Finance and B.S. in Business Administration from Korea University in 1989 and 1985, respectively. Before joining the Center for Risk Management Research (CRMR), Kyong Shik was a full Professor of Finance at the University of Seoul and also was Director of the Capital Market Division at Korea Securities Research Institute (currently Korea Capital Market Institute, KCMI). He has served on several committees at Korea Exchange (KRX), and on many task forces convened by the Korea Financial Supervisory Committee (FSC). His research interests include market micro- and macro-structure, focusing on market integrity, efficiency, and stability. Currently, he is working on price stabilization and discovery under a volatility interruption (VI) system and its built-in random-end (RE) trading mechanism on spot and derivatives markets, and the effects of a transaction tax on high-frequency trading (HFT).