Young Kwon is an MPhil student in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at HKUST. He is supervised by Prof. Pan Hui and advised by Prof. Raymond Chi-Wing Wong. He received B.S. in Semiconductor Systems Engineering from SKKU where he was advised by Prof. Jee-Hyong Lee.

His research focus in Mobile and Social Computing is to better understand user behaviors at scales in online social media so as to improve human well-being and build robust social systems. He leverages computational methods from machine learning, natural language processing, and social network analysis.

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Master of Philosophy in Computer Science and Engineering · Sep. 2017 ~ Present
Thesis Direction: User Behavior Modeling in Online Social Media Using Computational Methods

Bachelor of Science in Semiconductor Systems Engineering · Mar. 2010 ~ Aug. 2016
Valedictorian in the college of Information and Communication Engineering (ICE)
• Dean's List Awards for 5 Times: 4 times at SKKU and Once at HKUST
• Major GPA: 4.38 / 4.5 | Total GPA: 4.26 / 4.5

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

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

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

Publications and Manuscripts
  • Document Summarization Considering Entailment Relation between Sentences
    Youngdae Kwon, Noo-ri Kim, and Jee-Hyong Lee
    Journal of KIISE: Software and Application 2017 | BibTeX | Link

  • Document Summarization Considering Entailment Relation between Sentences
    Youngdae Kwon, Noo-ri Kim, and Jee-Hyong Lee
    Proceedings of the KIISE conference 2016 | BibTeX | Link
    Honorable Mention, and invited to Journal of KIISE

  • Method to Discover Novel Attribute Relationships using Social-Attribute Network in Google+
    Youngdae Kwon, Chung Kwan Tse, Chong Bor Hung, and Cheuk Man Chiu
    Proceedings of the KIISE conference 2015 | BibTeX | Link
    Honorable Mention for undergraduate students' papers

  • 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. Under review

  • Characterization of Newcomers and Prediction of Potential Long-term Contributors in LBSNs
    Young D. Kwon, Dimitris Chatzopoulos, Ehsan Ul Haq, Huber Flores, Raymond Chi-Wing Wong, and Pan Hui. in progress

Invited Talks
  • [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
  • 2013-2016
    SungKyunKwan University Scholarship for Excellent Records
  • 2016
    Honorable Mention at the KIISE conference 2016
  • 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
    Honorable Mention for undergraduate papers at the KIISE conference 2015
  • 2015
    The Excellence Award in Mobile App Competition
  • 2013-2015
    Dean's List Awards, 4 times at SKKU and once at HKUST
  • 2010-2013
    The National Scholarship for Science and Engineering

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