Welcome

My research has pursued to model and simulate stochastic processes in the real world, such as disease spread based on human mobility, interdisciplinary citation flow across subfields of sciences, and information diffusion across heterogeneous social networks in online social media or mobile telecommunications. Interestingly, I find that such disparate real-world domains exhibit common nonlinear dynamics, and I am super excited in uncovering underlying mechanisms beyond disciplines.

My PhD study had more focused on understanding topic-sensitive information diffusion patterns across different types of social media in both model-driven and model-free ways. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science at The Australian National University and Master's degree in Computer Science at University of Southern California.

Keywords of Research Interests

Stochastic Point Processes, Statistical Inference, Machine Learning, Graph Theory, Information Theory,

Diffusion Dynamics, Simulations, Heterogeneous Social Networks, Social Computing, Social Media, Complex Systems

Selected Research Projects

Probabilistic Infection Pathways

Modeling Stochastic Processes in Disease Spread across a Heterogeneous Social System

Minkyoung Kim, Dean Paini, and Raja Jurdak

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Vol. 116, No. 2, January 2019; doi:10.1073/pnas.1801429116

Selected News Media Coverage:

Taxonomy of Diffusion Dynamics

Real-world Diffusion Dynamics based on Point Process Approaches: A Review

Minkyoung Kim, Dean Paini, and Raja Jurdak

Artificial Intelligence Review (AIRE), 2018; doi:10.1007/s10462-018-9656-9

Modeling Affinity based Popularity Dynamics

Minkyoung Kim, Daniel A. McFarland, and Jure Leskovec

ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2017

Macro-Level Information Transfer in Social Media: Reflections of Crowd Phenomena

Minkyoung Kim, David Newth, and Peter Christen

Neurocomputing, Vol. 172, January 2016; doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2014.12.107

Macro-Level Information Transfer across Social Networks

Minkyoung Kim, David Newth, and Peter Christen

International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2014

Modeling Dynamics of Diffusion across Heterogeneous Social Networks: News Diffusion in Social Media

Minkyoung Kim, David Newth, and Peter Christen

Entropy, Vol. 15, No. 10, October 2013; doi:10.3390/e15104215

Modeling Dynamics of Meta-Populations with a Probabilistic Approach: Global Diffusion in Social Media

Minkyoung Kim, David Newth, and Peter Christen

ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2013

Event Diffusion Patterns in Social Media

Minkyoung Kim, Lexing Xie, and Peter Christen

International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2012