Kellogg School of Management
Evanston, IL 60208 USA
External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
External Fellow, London Mathematical Laboratory
Email: hyejin.youn [at] kellogg [dot] northwestern [dot] edu
Curriculum Vitae: cv.pdf
I am an associate professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). I am also an external faculty at Santa Fe Institute. Before Northwestern, I was a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and at MIT Media Lab, and a senior research fellow at Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford , and Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. I have received three National Science Foundation grant (USA): 1) Rule of Life; 2) the Structure of Technology; 3) Technological Change from the Map of Capabilities. My PhD is in Statistical Physics at KAIST. I serve on the editorial board of PLOS One.My research aims to develop a mathematical and computational framework to understand complex systems. These include (see the detail here):
Interview with NBC News "Manufacturers embrace robots, the perfect pandemic worker" [link]
2021 YrCSS Bridge Grants (Complex Systems Society) Lost in Translation: The Role of Tools and Technologies in the Future of Work with Moh Hosseinioun and Jaehyuk Park [link].
Interview with Kellogg Insight the Pandemic Could Accelerate Job Automation—and Inequality [link].
NSF grant on the Structure of Technology with James McNerney and Ricardo Haussmann [link]. The workshop will be held at the Santa Fe Institute June 14, 2022 – June 16, 2022.
New paper Quantifying simultaneous innovations in evolutionary medicine appears in Theory in Biosciences [link].
New HBR Ascend article "Should We Be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence?" [link]
Invited talk at NetSci, May 31, 2019 in Burlington, VT [link].
Plenary talk at International Conference on Complex Systems July 26, 2018 in Boston [link]
Keynote at International Conference of Artificial Life July 22, 2018 in Tokyo [link]
Our work on urban morpholoy in Nature communication is chosen as an Editor's pick for a good complex system work [link].
How BIG DATA can help our understanding of language evolution beyond applications? Our new paper will tell you all about it! Studying language evolution in the age of big data" in Journal of Language Evolution
Morphology of travel routes and the organization of cities, appears in Nature Communications [link]
Analysing Physics text books (Griffith, Hewitt, and Knight), and Oxford dictionary to see how concepts (terminologies) appear in reading stream Dynamic burstiness of word-occurrence and network modularity in textbook systems, Physica A 487:103-110 [link]
Demographics and Democracy: A Network Analysis of Mongolians’ Political Cognition , appears in Journal of Anthropological Research 73:617-646 [link].
Our paper, On the universal structure of human lexical semantics, appears in Proc Natl Acad Sci [link]: see Media Coverage [Phys.org], [Santa Fe Institute news], [Mathematical Institute news, University of Oxford], [ PNAS highlights], [QUARTZ video clip], [Nature], [과학동아], and [National Geography Blog].
Our paper, Invention as a combinatorial process: Evidence from U.S. Patents appears in Royal Soc. Interface 12 106 [link] [the Economist], [Santa Fe Institute news], [GIZMODO], [MIT Technology Review], and [Nature Physics]