I am an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy (STP) at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). My research revolves around the organization and sociology of science with a particular with a particular emphasis on crafting effective science policy. Prior to joining KAIST STP, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center of Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI) at Kellogg School of Management. I did my Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MS in Statistics from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering from the same institution.
My research involves understanding how the work organization of science and innovation are structured and how they in turn influence the rate and direction of research activities with the goal of providing effective science and technology policy. I try to integrate perspectives from various disciplines including the sociology of work, the sociology of science, and public policy. In addition to my primary focus, I am also interested in exploring the cultural evolution of science and inventions by leveraging large-scale digitized historical archives and advanced computational methods.