Geographer / Spatial Data Scientist
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 social 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.
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
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
Office: 216 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242