My name is Soojong Kim, and I’m a postdoctoral research fellow, jointly affiliated with the Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) and the Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL). I received my PhD at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. As a former computer scientist and engineer, I’m interested in combining insights from social sciences and innovative research methods, including large-scale data analysis, web-based experiments, computational modeling, network analysis, and natural language processing. In 2022, I will be joining the Department of Communication at University of California Davis as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.
My research centers around one theme, “Computational communication science as solutions.” Here are three clusters of research I am working on.
(1) Disinfo forecast: Capturing and predicting (dis)information’s causal effects on human being, in real-time.
(2) InequalAI: Finding social scientific answers to “Is AI dividing society?,” “How can we design and adopt new technologies considering equality and justice?”
(3) Map the Web: Seeing the entire landscape of information flows and narratives in digital space, across issues, platforms, and cultures.
Based on computational and quantitative methods, my research investigates social networks and group dynamics, technology and digital media, and social disparity and inequality. I am a recipient of the ICA Best Paper Award, Wharton Russell Ackoff Fellowship, Waterhouse Family Institute Research Grant Award, Annenberg Doctoral Research Fellowship, and MisinfoCon Research Grant.
🚨 New working paper – How are anti-vaccine narratives produced on Facebook? (link)
🚨 New working paper – How are conspiracy theories disseminated and amplified on social media? (link)
🚨 New working paper – The online evolution of Black Lives Matters and its counter-movements (link)
🚨 New working paper – How can we improve the health of African American men living with HIV? (link)
✨ Latest talk: Computational Social Science Seminar for Core Data Science Team at Meta (previously, Facebook), April 2022
✨ Latest talk: ICA (International Communication Association Annual Conference), May 2022
More information about me can be found on my Curriculum Vitae and LinkedIn page.
Research articles and patents are listed on my Google Scholar profile.
You can also find me on Twitter: @soojongkim_1.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions: soojong_kim_97[at]gmail.com (remove the underscore.)