Soojong Kim

Doctoral Student

Soojong Kim is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. He is interested in social influence, social identity, and social networks. His research in Network Dynamics Group focused on social epidemiology and complex system dynamics. Currently, his research focuses on how we can predict and manipulate information flow on social networks.

As a former computer scientist and a mobile technology engineer, he conducts research based on computational methods, including computational modeling and simulation, web-based experiment, and large-scale data analysis.

He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Seoul National University. He worked at Samsung Electronics as a researcher. He also earned his Master degree in Sociology at Seoul National University.

Selected Publications

▹Hopkins, D., Kim, E., Kim, S., (2017). Does Newspaper Coverage Influence or Reflect Public Perceptions of the Economy, Research & Politics

▹Suh, Y., Kim, S., (2015). Accumulation of representable personal information through mobile applications of smart phones and policy implications of privacy protection, Information Society & Media

Conference Presentations

Kim, S., Herbert, N., van de Rijt, A., Centola, D., “Emergence and Stability of Status Hierarchy,” International Conference on Computational Social Science, Cologne, Germany, July 2017.

Kim, S., Centola, D., "A seeding strategy to promote the spread of behavior on social networks", International School and Conference on Network Science, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 2017.

▹ Herbert, N., Kim, S., and Centola, D., “Is inequality inevitable? An agent-based bargaining model of network structure and nominal characteristic tags”, Advances in Mathematical Sociology session, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Seattle, Washington, August 2016.

▹ Herbert, N., Kim, S., and Centola, D., “Is inequality inevitable? An agent-based bargaining model of network structure and nominal characteristic tags”, International Conference on Computational Social Science, Evanston, Illinois, June 2016.

Soojong Kim is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication. He is interested in social influence, social identity, and social networks. Currently, he is focusing on the topic of engineering diffusion on networks.

Kim's Network

  • Sandra González-Bailón, Ph.D.
  • John B. Jemmott III, Ph.D.
  • Digital Media and Social Networks
  • Media and Communication Effects
  • Center for Health Behavior and Communication Research
  • Digital Media, Networks, and Political Communication Group
  • Network Dynamics