I am currently working as a Research Assistant with Prof. Dimitris Papadias at HKUST. I received my M.Phil. in Computer Science and Engineering from HKUST, where I was supervised by Prof. Pan Hui and advised by Prof. Raymond Wong. I received my B.S. in Semiconductor Systems Engineering from SKKU, where I was advised by Prof. Jee-Hyong Lee.

I was a visiting research student in the Mobile Systems Group, Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, advised by Prof. Cecilia Mascolo from July 2019 to December 2019.

My research in Ubiquitous and Social Computing attempts to better understand, model and predict users' behaviors at scale in both online and offline platforms. Also, I focus on resource-constrained mobile systems to enable the context-aware adaptation to the changing environments (e.g., new inputs and users) in real-time while preserving privacy. I leverage computational methods from machine learning, natural language processing, and social network analysis.

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M.Phil. in Computer Science and Engineering · Sep. 2017 ~ Jan. 2020
Thesis: Geographical Engagement and Churn Prediction in Location-Based Social Networks
• Total GPA: 4.0 / 4.3

B.S. in Semiconductor Systems Engineering · Mar. 2010 ~ Aug. 2016
Valedictorian in the college of Information and Communication Engineering (ICE)
• Major GPA: 4.38 / 4.5 | Total GPA: 4.26 / 4.5

Exchange Student Program in School of Engineering · Jun. 2014 ~ May. 2015

University of Cambridge
Visiting Research Student in the Mobile Systems Group, Computer Laboratory · Jul. 2019 ~ Dec. 2019

Professional Experiences

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Memory Business
Engineer (Full-time Employee) · Jul. 2016 ~ Aug. 2017

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Memory Business
Engineering Intern · Jul. 2015 ~ Aug. 2015

Republic of Korea Air Force, Operational Command, 1st Fighter Wing
Staff Sergeant · Feb. 2011 ~ Feb. 2013

Research Experiences

A Study of Applying Neural Networks on a Database
Research Assistant (Advisor: Prof. Dimitris Papadias ) · Feb. 2020 ~ Jun. 2020 (Expected)

Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge
Visiting Research Student (Advisor: Prof. Cecilia Mascolo ) · Jul. 2019 ~ Dec. 2019

User Engagement Analysis and Churn Prediction with LBSN Datasets
Postgraduate Research Stduent (Advisor: Prof. Raymond Wong and Prof. Pan Hui) · Aug. 2018 ~ Present

HKUST-DT System and Media Laboratory at HKUST
Postgraduate Research Stduent (Advisor: Prof. Pan Hui) · Aug. 2017 ~ Present

Information & Intelligence System Lab. at SKKU
Research Intern (Advisor: Prof. Jee-Hyong Lee) · Sep. 2015 - June. 2016

Social Network Analysis Project with Social-Attribute Network Dataset of Google+
Undergraduate Research Student (Advisor: Prof. Pan Hui) · Feb. 2015 ~ June. 2015

Selected Publications
  • MyoKey: Surface Electromyography and Inertial Motion Sensing-based Text Entry in AR
    Young D. Kwon, Kirill A. Shatilov, Lik-Hang Lee, Serkan Kumyol, Kit Yung Lam, Yui-Pan Yau, and Pan Hui
    PerCom 2020 WIP | Preprint

  • GeoLifecycle: User Engagement of Geographical Exploration and Churn Prediction in LBSNs
    Young D. Kwon, Dimitris Chatzopoulos, Ehsan Ul Haq, Raymond Chi-Wing Wong, and Pan Hui.
    IMWUT/UbiComp 2019 | PDF | Slides | BibTex | Link

  • Effects of Ego Networks and Communities on Self-Disclosure in an Online Social Network
    Young D. Kwon, Reza Hadi Mogavi, Ehsan Ul Haq, Youngjin Kwon, Xiaojuan Ma, and Pan Hui
    ASONAM 2019 | PDF | Slides | BibTex | Link
    (Oral Presentation, Full Paper Acceptance Rate: 14%)

  • UbiComp/ISWC 2019: A Post-Conference Summary Report
    Young D. Kwon, Mohammed Khwaja, Neille-Ann H. Tan, Marla Narazani, Mikolaj P. Wozniak, Arshad Nasser, Rahul Majethia, Lucy Van Kleunen, Victoria Neumann, and Rajkarn Singh
    IEEE Pervasive Computing, 2019 (Impact Factor: 3.813) | PDF | BibTex | Link

  • A Survey on Computational Politics
    Ehsan Ul Haq, Tristan Braud, Young D. Kwon, and Pan Hui.
    TKDD (Under Review) | Preprint | Link

Invited Talks
  • [University of Cambridge][3 Dec 2019] An Empirical Study of Lifelong Learning on Mobile Applications. Host: Dr. Seyyed Ahmad Javadi
  • [Korea Military Academy][8 Oct 2018] Characterization and Prediction of Churning Users in CQAs and LBSNs. Host: Prof. Seonho Lee
  • [HKUST][5 Jul 2018] Community effects on Self-Disclosure Behaviors of Users in an Online Social Network. Host: Prof. Pan Hui

Honors & Awards
  • 2017-2019
    The Postgraduate Studentship
  • 2014-2016
    Samsung Scholarship for Undergraduate Study
  • 2010-2013
    National Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
  • 2016
    Honorable Mention at the KIISE conference 2016
  • 2015
    Honorable Mention for undergraduate papers at the KIISE conference 2015
  • 2019
    The Research Travel Grant
  • 2016
    Honored to be a Valedictorian in the college of ICE
  • 2016
    Excellent Record Award for Top 3 Graduates in the college of ICE
  • 2016
    Outstanding Undergraduate FYP Award in the college of ICE
  • 2015
    The Excellence Award in Mobile App Competition
  • 2013-2016
    SungKyunKwan University Scholarship for Excellent Records
  • 2013-2015
    Dean's List Awards, 4 times at SKKU and once at HKUST

Selected Projects

Professional Service & Teaching Experiences

Technical Program Committee


Teaching Assistant

Student Volunteer


Extra Activities

Rowing - Won silver medal in HKUST Indoor Rowing Competition in Apr 2015 | photo
Rowing - Won bronze medal in 2015 Hong Kong China Rowing Association Coastal Rowing Championships in Mar 2015 | photo
Marathon - Completed half marathon (21.1km) 2 times in 2013 (photo) and 2014 (photo)


I love traveling to new places since I can meet entirely new people with different perspectives towards lives, worlds, etc.
You can check countries I have visited here in this web page

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