Inho Hong

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Center for Humans and Machines (CHM), Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB), Germany. My research focuses on understanding society through data science and complex systems methods, with particular interests in science of cities, future of work, digital mobilization, human mobility, and science of science.



Visiting experience

Honors (selected)

  • Young Statistical Physicist Award
  • Best Paper Award
    • Korea Computer Congress 2021, Jun 2021.
  • Excellent Poster Presentation Award
    • 2017 Korean Physical Society Spring Meeting, Apr 2017.
    • 2013 Korean Physical Society Fall Meeting, Oct 2013.
  • Excellent Oral Presentation Award
    • 2016 Korean Physical Society Fall Meeting, Oct 2016.
  • Global Ph.D. Fellowship Program
    • National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Mar 2014 – Feb 2017.


Media coverage (selected)


  • A. Rutherford, M. Cebrian, I. Hong and I. Rahwan, “Impossible by Conventional Means: Ten Years on from the DARPA Red Balloon Challenge”, arXiv:2008.05940 (2020).

Recent publications