About Me

Academic Position

  • Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), Greensboro, NC, USA (August 2019 - )
    • Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Tenure-Track)

Education

  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Seoul, Korea (February 2014 - August 2019)
    • Ph.D. in Management Engineering (Major: Information Systems)
    • Dissertation: “Toward a Sustainable Society in the Digital Economy: Three Essays on the Societal Impacts of Information Systems and Technology”
    • Committee: Byungtae Lee (Chair), Wonseok Oh, Daegon Cho (KAIST), Kunsoo Han (McGill U.), Min-Seok Pang (Temple U.)
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong (February 2013 - May 2013)
    • Exchange Student at the School of Engineering
    • Dean’s List
  • Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Korea (March 2008 - February 2014)
    • B.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering
    • B.S. in Mathematics
    • Minor in Computer Science and Engineering
    • Graduate with Magna Cum Laude

Research Interest

  • As information technology has permeated all aspects of businesses and the broader society, I am interested in the role of information systems and technology as a primary means to the co-creation of profits, social and environmental benefits and the balance among them. My research interests especially lie at the intersection between economic value and societal impacts of advanced technology. My research has been primarily oriented toward three areas:
    1. Societal Impacts of Information Technology and Machine Learning
    2. Automation, Productivity, and Future of Work
    3. Information Technology for Environmental Sustainability
  • Methodologically, I am well-trained in Econometrics (including randomized experiments, quasi-experiments, instrument variable approach), as well as Data Analytics (including machine learning, natural language processing). Recently, I am particularly interested in integrating applied econometrics, data analytics, and machine learning into a single framework.

Technical Skills

  • Programming Language
    • Python, Deep Learning Framework (PyTorch, TensorFlow), Java, C++, C, Mathematica, ArcGIS
  • Statistical Software and Database
    • STATA, R, SAS, SQL, Big Data Framework (Hadoop, Hive, Spark)

Honors and Awards

  • Best Student Paper Runner-Up, INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), 2017
  • Best Student Paper Award, Post-ICIS KrAIS Research Workshop, 2017
  • Honorable Mention Research Award, KAIST Graduate School of Green Growth, 2017
  • Best Paper Runner-up, Post-ICIS KrAIS Research Workshop, 2016
  • Best Student Paper Award, Post-ICIS KrAIS Research Workshop, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), 2016
  • Best Paper Award, The Korea Society of Management Information Systems (KMIS) Fall Conference, 2016
  • Ph.D. Excellent Research Award, College of Business, KAIST, 2016
  • Best Student Paper Award, Post-ICIS KrAIS Research Workshop, 2015
  • Dean’s List, KAIST College of Business, 2014
  • Honorable Mention Work-in-Progress Award, Graduate School of Green Growth, KAIST, 2014
  • Ph.D. Fellowship, College of Business, KAIST, 2014 – Present

Academic and Internal Services

  • Ad Hoc Reviewers
    • Information Systems Frontiers
    • Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems
    • Information Systems Review
    • Electronic Commerce Research and Applications
    • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
    • INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST)
    • Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
    • International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC)
  • Conference/Workshop Committee Member
    • Student Organizer, Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE) 2017
    • Organizing Committee & Web Coordinator, Bright Internet Global Summit (BIGS) 2018, 2017
    • Program Committee, KrAIS Research Workshop 2019 (Post-ICIS workshop)
  • University Service
    • Student Member of the Curriculum Council at KAIST (June 2018 - Present)
  • Membership
    • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
    • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS)
    • Korea Society of Management Information Systems (KMIS)