Associate Professor

Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy (STP)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)



Ph.D. Social Welfare, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2010

M.A.  Social Welfare, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2005

B.S.   Biochemistry, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 2003

Professional Positions

Consultant, United Nations APCICT/ESCAP, 2021-2022

Head (대학원장), KAIST STP, Daejeon, Korea, 2022-CONT. 

Associate Professor, KAIST STP, Daejeon, Korea, 2018-CONT.  (Tenured since 2020)

Assistant Professor, KAIST STP, Daejeon, Korea, 2014-2018

Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Lexington, KY, 2012-14

Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Dept. of Epidemiology & Community Health, Richmond, VA, 2010-12

Adjunct Faculty, Rutgers University School of Social Work, New Brunswick, NJ, 2009-10

Intern, United Nations Secretariat Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York, NY, 2009

Awards & Honors

Fellow, The Gerontological Society of America, 2019-CONT.

Research Innovation Award, KAIST College of Liberal Arts and Convergence Science, 2020

EWon Assistant/Associate Professorship, KAIST, 2018-21

Research Innovation Award, KAIST College of Liberal Arts and Convergence Science, 2017

Fellowship, NIH Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials Fellowship, 2013

Fellowship, NIMH Summer Institute in Geriatric Mental Health Fellowship, 2011

Second Place, Global65 YouTube Contest, GSA, 2010

Outstanding Research Award, 22nd National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work, 2010

Editorial Board

Associate Editor, Frontiers in Public Health | Aging and Public Health (SSCI, Frontiers Media SA), 2021-CONT.

Associate Editor, Journal of Transport & Health (SSCI, Elsevier), 2020-2022.

Editorial Board, Journal of Transport & Health (SSCI, Elsevier), 2017-CONT.

Editorial Board, Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences (SSCI, Oxford University Press), 2020-CONT.

International Editorial Advisor, British Journal of Social Work (SSCI, Oxford University Press), 2020-CONT.

Editorial Board, Journal of Technology in Human Services (SCOPUS, Taylor & Francis Group), 2019-CONT.

Editorial Board, Journal of the Korea Gerontological Society (한국노년학), 2021-CONT.

Editorial Board, Korean Public Administration Review (한국행정학보), 2021-CONT.

Editorial Board, Journal of Korean Women’s Studies (한국여성학), 2021-CONT.

Professional Leadership & Services

Board of Directors, National Information Society Agency

한국지능정보사회진흥원 이사 (2023-CONT.)

Board of Directors, Kakao Impact Foundation

카카오임팩트 이사 (2022-CONT.)

Forum Member, Older Adults’ Human Rights, National Human Rights Commission

국가인권위원회 노인인권포럼 위원 (2021-CONT.)

Scientific Program Chair, 2022 World Congress of Gerontechnology (ISG 2022)

CRAFT Co-Chair, 2022 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT 2022)

Digital Inclusion Committee, National Information Society Agency

한국정보화진흥원 디지털포용포럼위원 (2019-22)

Advisory Board, Ministry of Strategy and Finance Korean New Deal

기획재정부 한국판 뉴딜 실무지원단 자문위원 (2020-22)


Information Accessibility Committee, National Information Society Agency

한국정보화진흥원 정보접근성포럼위원 (2017-18)

Internet Co-Prosperity Committee, Korea Communications Commission

방송통신위원회 인터넷 상생발전 협의회 (2020)

Committee, Daejeon Metropolitan City Urban Planning Committee

대전광역시 도시계획위원회 (2015-17)

Co-Chair, Joint Subcommittee on Transportation Options for Seniors, TRB, 2013-15

Co-Convener, Interest Group on Transportation and Aging, GSA, 2012-15

Elected Communications Chair, The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) ESPO, 2012-13

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I paint for a hobby - Moonish Art. 

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