Hoeyun Kwon

Geographer / Spatial Data Scientist

About Me

My name is Hoeyun Kwon (권회윤, in Korean). I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences at the University of Iowa. I am also a member of the Geo-Social lab, where we develop innovative computational and visual tools to analyze massive geo-social networks and geospatial processes that drive our economy, society, and the environment.

My major research areas are Geographic Information Science (GIScience), spatiotemporal analysis, social sensing, human mobility, human-environment interactions, health disparities, and environmental justice. My research aims to understand the spatiotemporal dynamics of human behaviors during disasters using social sensing data. Specifically, I am interested in identifying the spatiotemporal variations and environmental inequities in the impact of disasters on human behaviors such as human mobility.

Research Interests

  • Development of spatiotemporal analysis methods

  • Social Justice in disasters and public health

  • Human mobility behaviors during disasters

  • Use of social sensing data such as mobile phone locations and social media posts

  • Human-environment interactions


  • Aug 2018 - May 2023 (Expected): Ph.D. in Geography, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA

  • Mar 2014 - Feb 2016: M.A. in Geography, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea

  • Mar 2009 - Feb 2014: B.A. in Geography Education, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea

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Let's talk!

Email: hoeyun-kwon@uiowa.edu

Twitter: @kwonhy71

Office: 216 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242

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