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), spatial data science, spatiotemporal analysis, social sensing, and disaster management. My research aims to understand the spatiotemporal dynamics of disasters and human behaviors in response to disasters. Specifically, I am interested in developing methodologies and using social sensing data to understand the spatiotemporal heterogeneities in the impact of disasters and human behaviors such as human mobility and communication during disasters.

Research Interests

  • Development of spatiotemporal methodologies

  • Spatiotemporal analysis of disasters and human behaviors

  • Use of social sensing data including social media analytics

  • Social inequity in the impact of disasters


  • 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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