George Mason Univesity, Fairfax, VA, United States
Assistant Professor, Information Sciences and Technology (2019-Present)
Director, Community Informatics Lab (CIL) (2019-Present)
Core Faculty, Center for Advancing Human-Machine Partnership (CAHMP) (2020-Present)
Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Digital Innovation (IDIA) (2020-Present)
University of Maryland, College Park, United States
Ph.D. in Information Studies (2019)
Master of Information Management (Research Specialization) (2014)
Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
M.S. in Software Engineering (2011)
B.S. in Electrical Engineering (2009)
Selected Honors and Awards
OSCAR Mentoring Excellence Award, George Mason University (2023)
Award for Best Poster, Finalists (top-5), iConference 2023
Best Full Research Paper, Runner-Up (top-3), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2022
Special Recognition for Outstanding Reviews (2 papers), ACM CHI 2022
Special Recognition for Outstanding Reviews (1 paper), ACM CSCW 2022
Honorable Mention Award (top 5%), ACM CHI 2021
Early Career Colloquium, iConference 2020
Dean's Award for an Outstanding iSchool Doctoral Student Paper, iSchool, UMD (AY 2018-19)
Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, The Graduate School, UMD (AY 2018-19)
Doctoral Colloquium, iConference 2018
Research Improvement Grant (RIG-II), iSchool, UMD (Fall 2017)
Dean's Fellowship, The Graduate School, UMD (AY 2017-18)
Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology (Summer 2017)
Best Paper Award (1st-place), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (2016)
Merit Fellowship, iSchool, University of Maryland (Fall 2016)
Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellowship, University of Washington (Summer 2016)
Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship, The Graduate School, UMD (Summer 2016)
Data Science & Technology Fellowship, The Center for Open Data Enterprise (Winter 2016, 2017)
Lee Dirk Best Paper Award, Runner-Up (top-5), iConference 2015 Proceedings (2015)
Dean’s Fellowship, The Graduate School, UMD (AY 2014-15)
1st-Place Prize (Team: Torooc Inc.), 2012 Start-up Competition, Seoul National University R&DB Foundation and Seoul Techno Holdings (2012)
Graduate Research Fellowship under the Basic Research Laboratory Grant, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Korea (2009–2010)
Merit-based Scholarship, GSCST, Seoul National Univ. (2009)
Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM), ROKA-U.S. Army (2007)
Army Achievement Medal (AAM), ROKA-U.S. Army (2007)
Selected Presentations and Invited Talks
Myeong Lee (2022). Information Ecology: How Can We Better Access Information? Invited Talk at the Information Access Summit organized by Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD). November 30. Richmond, VA.
Hiba Siraj, Samantha Whitman, Kathleen Pine, and Myeong Lee. (2022). Typology of Informal Risk Work: Infrastructuring During COVID-19. Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines (WAIM) Summer Conference, June 6-7, Washington D.C.
Myeong Lee. (2022). Special Lecture on Word Embedding Models. Kyungbook National University Special Lecture Series, May 19, Virtual.
Myeong Lee, Andreas Züfle, Byunghwan Son, James Witte, & Brian Levy (2022). Big Data Panel Discussion. Urban Research Hub Methods Series, George Mason University. April 1. Virtual.
Myeong Lee, Amaka Okechukwu, & Johanna Bockman (2022). Visual Methods Panel Discussion.Urban Research Hub Methods Series, George Mason University. March 4. Virtual.
Myeong Lee (2021). Digital Curation Techniques for a Urban Renewal Collection using Interactive Maps. BK21 Invited Lecture at the Kyungbook National University. August 27.
Myeong Lee, Priscilla Robinson, Richard Marciano, Arthur Ray McCoy, Robert Parker, & Portia Evans (2021). Launching "Urban Renewal Impact" Websites. Virtual Community Event in Asheville, NC.. June 24.
Myeong Lee (2020). Identifying Urban Neighborhoods through Computational Methods. BK21 Plus Invited Talk Series at the University of Ulsan. January 15. Ulsan, Korea.
Myeong Lee (2020). Computational Approach to Understand Local Information Landscapes. Invited Talk at the UX Lab, Seoul National University. January 10. Seoul, Korea.
Myeong Lee (2019). Contentious Data: Identifying values and tensions in designing an urban renewal data platform. Humanity-Centered Design (HCD) Seminar. December 2. Fairfax, VA.
Mary Kendig & Myeong Lee (2018). Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America. 2nd Annual UMCP Social Justice Day. April 23. College Park, MD.
Myeong Lee (2017). Activity-based Neighborhoods. Geography Awareness Week (GIS Day) Lightening Talks, November 15, College Park, MD.
Richard Marciano, Priscilla Ndiaye, Maxine Gross & Myeong Lee (2017). The Historical Impact of Urban Renewal on Displacement in Local Communities – Models for Action, The Digital Curation and the Local Community Workshop: Collaborating for Social Good, April 28, College Park, MD.
Myeong Lee, Rajat Aghi, & Grant McKenzie (2017). Toward Identifying Neighborhoods: Activity-based Clustering Analyses. HCIL 32nd Annual Symposium, May 28. College Park, MD.
Myeong Lee, Mary Kendig, Richard Marciano, & Gregory Jansen (2016). Practical Digital Curation Skills for Archivists in 21st Century. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC Fall 2016). Annapolis, MD.
Myeong Lee (2014). Drupal Course Migration and Management Module for UMD Websites. Drupal Users Group Monthly Meeting. University of Maryland
Selected Workshops and Summer Institutes
Taylor Stevens, Myeong Lee, & Olga Gkountouna (2022). Towards a Socio-technical System of Culturally Responsive Teaching: The Interplay between Individuals, Communities, and Resources. In ACM CHI Workshop on "There is no justice, just us": Making Mosaics of Justice in Social Justice HCI. April 14, Virtual.
Myeong Lee. (2021). Participant in Trust and Doubt in Public-Sector Data Infrastructures Workshop, Data & Society, March 25, Virtual.
Myeong Lee et al. (2020). Toward Understanding Civic Data Bias in 311 Systems: An Information Deserts Perspective. CSCW Workshop on Civic Technologies: Research, Practice, and Open Challenges., October 17, Virtual.
Myeong Lee (2019). Toward Understanding the Structures of Information and Technologies in Local Communities. CSST Summer Institute, June 18-21, New Brunswick, NJ.
Myeong Lee & Ping Wang (2018). Developing an Ecological Framework for Assessing Local Innovations in Communities: The Case of Local Meetups. Ignite Connecting Technologies & Communities. The Ignite Workshop, Aug 1-3, College Park, MD.
Brian Butler, Susan Winter, Mary Kendig, Myeong Lee, & Diane Travis (2018). Co-organized The Ignite Connecting Technologies & Communities Workshop. Aug 1-3. College Park, MD.
Myeong Lee, Brian Butler, & Susan Winter (2018). Toward an Ecological Model of Civic Engagement and Civic Technology Design. CSST Decennial Sociotech Futures Symposium, June 29-July 1, Ann Arbor, MI.
Myeong Lee (2018). Participant in Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), New York University, June 18-28, New York City, NY.
Mark Hedges, Richard Marciano, Victoria Lemieux, Maria Esteva, Bill Underwood, Michael Kurtz, Myeong Lee, and Mary Kendig (2016). Computational Archival Science: Digital Records in the Age of Big Data. Co-organized a Workshop in IEEE Big Data 2016, Washington D.C.
Rosta Farzan, Joshua Introne, Myeong Lee, Bruce Rollman, & Julia Decook (2016). Design of Sociotechnical Infrastructures for Health Information Systems. Catalyst Workshop Team in Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST) Summer Institute. Stevens, WA.
Brian Butler, Rosta Farzan, Claudia Lopez, & Myeong Lee (2015). Local Information Landscape. Catalyst Workshop Team in Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST) Summer Institute. Florissant, CO.
Selected Teaching and Mentoring Experience
George Mason University, VA
Course Designer and Instructor, AIT722: Geo-Social Data Analytics & Theory (Fall 2020-Present)
Instructor, AIT602: Intro Research to Applied IT (Spring 2020-Present)
Instructor, AIT580: Analytics: Big Data to Information (Fall 2019)
Co-Mentor, Summer Team Impact Program, Provost Office (Summer 2022)
• Mentoring undergraduate students' participation in a research project
Mentor, Aspring Scientist Summer Internship Program (Summer 2021-Present)
• Mentoring high school students' participation in research projects
Doctoral Dissertation Chair (Advisor Role)
• Hsin-Ping (Julia) Hsu, Info. Sciences and Technology, George Mason University
• Hiba Siraj, Info. Sciences and Technology, George Mason University
• Matthew Willis, Info. Sciences and Technology, George Mason University
• Jinyi Kim, Info. Sciences and Technology, George Mason University
• Latifah Abubakr, Info. Sciences and Technology, George Mason University
• Zhehan Zhang, Info. Sciences and Technology, George Mason University
iSchool, University of Maryland, MD
Course Designer and Instructor, INST377: Dynamic Web Applications (Fall 2017)
iSchool and Dept. of Computer Science, University of Maryland, MD
Guest Lecturer, CMSC434: Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (Fall 2017)
Guest Lecturer, INST742: Implementing the Curation and Management of Digital Assets (2017)
Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC), iSchool, University of Maryland, MD
Project Lead and Mentor, Human Face of Big Data & Mapping Inequality Projects (2016–2018)
• Leading Master's students in designing and developing a web-based archival platform.
• Mentoring undergraduate students processing OCR data using Python.
The Center of Open Data Enterprise and University of Maryland iSchool, Washington D.C. and MD
Mentor, Development of Data Management and Visualization Tools (2016–2017)
• Mentoring a master student conducting a capstone project.
Software Carpentry Workshop, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Helper, “The Unix Shell and Programming in R” (June 2016)
Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Korea
Teaching Assistant, “Lecture Series on Convergence Science and Technology” (Spring 2009)
Seoul Science Park Observatory, Seoul, Korea
Instructor, “Amateur Astronomy” (biweekly- or monthly-basis) (2007–2012)
Selected Professional Experience
Graduate Research Assistant, iSchool, UMD, MD (2018-2019)
Graduate Research Assistant, Digital Curation Innovation Center, iSchool, UMD, MD (2015–2018)
Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellow, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA (Summer 2017)
Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellow, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (Summer 2016)
Data Science & Technology Fellow, Center for Open Data Enterprise, Washington DC (2015-2017)
IT Graduate Assistant (Web Developer and UX designer), ARHU, UMD, MD (2012–2015)
Co-Founder and Director of Software Development, Torooc Inc., Seoul, Korea (2011–2012)
Android Developer Intern (Aug. 2010) and Freelance Programmer (2011), Nemodigm, Seoul
Research Assistant, Real-Time Operating Systems Lab., Seoul National University (2009–2010)
Software Development Intern, LCD TV R&D Lab., LG Electronics, Seoul (Winter 2010)
Summer R&D Intern, Ubiquitous Service Solution Group, LG CNS, Seoul (Summer 2007)
Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) , ROKA-US Army Liason Office, Daegu, Korea (2005-2007)
Co-Founder and Systems Engineer, U-Mind Inc. (Student start-up), Seoul (2004)
Review Panel, National Science Foundation (NSF) S&CC; SBIR.
Program Committee (AC), ACM CHI 2024
Program Committee (AC), ACM CHI 2019 Late-Breaking Work
Program Committee, AAAI Fall Sympoisum 2020: AI for Social Good
Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Social Computing
Reviewer, Information and Organization (Elsevier)
Reviewer, Social Science and Medicine (Elsevier)
Reviewer, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) (Springer Nature)
Reviewer, ACM Int'l Conference on Human Fctors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2016-Present
Reviewer, ACM CSCW 2018-Present
Reviewer, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2022-Present
Reviewer, ASIS&T 2020-Present
Reviewer, International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo) 2022-Present
Reviewer, Media and Communication (Cogitatio)
Reviewer, IEEE Hawaii Int'l Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2021-Present
Reviewer, iConference 2017-Present
Reviewer, the Int'l Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2015-2016
Reviewer, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2022
Reviewer, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) 2016-2019
Reviewer, ALISE 2019
Reviewer, Australasian Conf. on Information Systems (ACIS) 2021
Reviewer, ACH (Associations for Computers and Humanities) Conference 2021
Student Volunteer, the iConference 2019, Washington DC, U.S.
Student Volunteer, the iConference 2016, Philadelphia, U.S.
Student Volunteer, 2010 Spring Conference on Green Smart Vehicles, Seoul, Korea
Student Volunteer, 17th Int'l Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) 2008, Seoul, Korea
IST Web & Communication Committee, IST, George Mason University (2020-)
IST Research Seminar Series Organizer, IST, George Mason University (2021-)
IST PhD Admission Committee, IST, George Mason University (2021-)
Faculty Search Committee, iSchool, University of Maryland (Fall 2016)
Webmaster, Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI), iSchool, University of Maryland (FY2016-2017)
Development of the UMD Drupal User Group Website, University of Maryland (2015)
Quantitative/Qualitative Analysis: Machine Learning, Stat, R, SPSS, Hadoop, Matlab, NVivo...
Geographical Data Processing and Visualization: QGIS, ArcGIS, Leaflet, NodeXL, Google Map...
Software Development: C, C++, Java, MFC, Android, Python, Git, AWS, Virtual Machines, Agile...
Open-source Content Management Systems: Drupal, Wordpress, Jekyll...
Hardware Prototyping and Embedded Systems: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ARM7, FPGA, Firmware...
Memberships and Affiliations
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (present)
Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) (present)
Association of Information Systems (AIS) (present)
ACM SIGCHI (present)
Center for Advancing Human-Machine Partnership (CAHMP), George Mason University (present)
Insititute for Digital Innovation (IDIA), George Mason University (present)
Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI), UMD (2013-2019)
Platial Analysis Lab, Geographical Sciences, UMD/McGill (2015-2019)
UMD Drupal Users Group (2012-2019)
Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC), iSchool, UMD (2015-2018)
Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) Lab., Seoul National University (2009–2011)
Amateur Astronomy Association (AAA), Seoul National University (2002-2008)
* Full CV available upon request.