Inho Hong

I am an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Data Science, Chonnam National University, Korea and leading Computational Social Science and Complex Systems Lab (CSL). I am affiliated with Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB), Germany as an Associate Research Scientist. My research focuses on understanding society through data science and complex systems methods, with particular interests in urban computing, social impact of AI, future of work, human mobility, and science of science.

[Download CV] (updated on Mar 8, 2023).


Professional Appointments

Recent publications

  • D. Kim, D. Lee, J. Myung, C. Jung, I. Hong, D. Sáez-Trumper, J. Yun, W.-S. Jung, and M. Cha, “Information collection of COVID-19 pandemic using Wikipedia template network”, Journal of KIISE 49, 347 (2022). (in Korean) [paper]

  • L. N. Ferreira, I. Hong, A. Rutherford, and M. Cebrian, “The small-world network of global protests”, Scientific Reports 11, 19215 (2021). [paper]

  • C. Jung, I. Hong, D. Sáez-Trumper, D. Lee, J. Myung, D. Kim, J. Yun, W.-S. Jung, and M. Cha, “Information flow on COVID-19 over Wikipedia: A case study of 11 languages”, Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference 2021, pp. 627 (2021). [paper]

  • O.-H. Kwon*, I. Hong* (*equal contribution), J. Yang, D. Y. Wohn, W.-S. Jung, and M. Cha, “Urban green space and happiness in developed countries”, EPJ Data Science 10, 28 (2021). [paper]

  • I. Hong, A. Rutherford, and M. Cebrian, “Social mobilization and polarization can create volatility in COVID-19 pandemic control”, Applied Network Science 6, 1 (2021). [paper]

  • I. Hong, M. R. Frank, I. Rahwan, W.-S. Jung, and H. Youn, “The universal pathway to innovative urban economies”, Science Advances 6, eaba4934 (2020). [paper]

  • I. Hong, W.-S. Jung, and H.-H. Jo, “Gravity model explained by the radiation model on a population landscape”, PLoS ONE 14, e0218028 (2019). [paper]

  • H. Kim*, I. Hong* (*equal contribution), and W.-S. Jung, “Measuring national capability over big science’s multidisciplinarity: A case study of nuclear fusion research”, PLoS ONE 14, e0211963 (2019). [paper]


  • O.-H. Kwon, I. Hong, W.-S. Jung, H.-H. Jo, “Multiple gravity laws for human mobility within cities”, arXiv:2305.15665 (2023). [arXiv]
  • I. Hong, L. N. Ferreira, A. Rutherford, M. Cebrian, “Assessing the epidemic impact of protests during the COVID-19 pandemic”, medRxiv doi: 10.1101/2022.10.10.22280896 (2022). [medRxiv]
  • 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). [arXiv]

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.

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