Hyejin Youn

Donald P. Jacobs Scholar
Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations

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Hyejin Youn is an Assistant Professor of Management & Organization Department at the Kellogg School of Management, and a core faculty at NICO, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. She is also Royal Society of Arts fellow, and an external fellow at London Mathematical Laboratory, London, UK. Prior to joining Kellogg, she was a senior research fellow at University of Oxford, a visiting research fellow at Harvard University, and MIT Media Lab, and a fellow at Santa Fe Institute. Hyejin received her PhD in Physics in 2011 from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). She was a Principal Investigator of the project a National Science Foundation grant (USA) to study Technological Change from the Map of Capabilities 

Her research interests are Innovation and technological change, Urban scaling and dynamics, Historical and computational linguistics, Transportation network, and Network theory.

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PhD, 2011, Physics, KAIST
MS, 2006, Physics, KAIST
BS, 2003, Physics, KAIST

Academic Positions
Visiting Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2017-present
RSA Fellow, Royal Society for Arts, 2017-present
Media Lab Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016-present
James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, 2013-present
Senior Researcher Fellow, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, 2013-2016
Research Fellow, Sante Fe University, 2013-present
Postdoctoral Fellow, Sante Fe Institute, 2011-2013

Other Professional Experience
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation (USA), 2014-2017

Print Research
Frank, Morgan, Manuel Cebrian, Hyejin Youn, Lijun Sun and Iyad Rahwan. 2018. Small cities face greater impact from automation. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 15(139)
Youn, Hyejin, Gourab Ghoshal, Hugo Barbosa and Minjin Lee. 2017. Morphology of travel routes and the organization of cities. Nature Communication. 8(2229)
Sabloff, Paula, Rudolf Hanel, Stefan Thurner and Hyejin Youn. 2017. Demographics and Democracy: A Network Analysis of Mongolians’ Political Cognition. Journal of Anthropological Research. 73(4): 617-646.
Youn, Hyejin. 2017. 43 Visions for complexity. World Scientific, Edited by: Stefan Thurner.

Print Teaching
Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Social Dynamics and Network Analytics (MORS-457-0)

**This course was formerly known as MORS-945-0**

Today's business leaders face unparalleled levels of connectivity and complexity. To help students meet these challenges, Social Dynamics and Networks Analytics provides an in-depth introduction to the emerging fields of social dynamics and network science including social networks, social media, tipping points, contagion, the wisdom of crowds, prediction markets, and social capital. Using simple yet powerful hands-on interactive models and exercises, the course covers both theory and applications of social dynamics for organizational growth, leadership, and competitiveness. The course was developed jointly with Professor Uzzi and complements the MORS-430 leadership and organizations course.