Hyejin Youn

External Professor

Hyejin Youn is an Associate Professor of Management & Organization Department at the Kellogg School of Management, and a core faculty at NICO, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. She is also a Royal Society of Arts fellow, and an external fellow at London Mathematical Laboratory, London, UK. Prior to joining Kellogg, she worked at the University of Oxford, Harvard University, and MIT Media Lab, and Santa Fe Institute, as a research fellow. Hyejin received her Ph.D. in Physics in 2011 from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Her research interests are to understand the interplay between technological innovation and socio-economic systems (urbanization, economic diversity, and specialization, invention activity, future of work). Her highly interdisciplinary approach often results in broad collaborations ranging from mathematicians, computer scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, to archeologists. Her research aims to develop a mathematical and computational framework to understand complex systems. These include (see the detail here):