Paul Hayoung Jung


I am an Assistant Professor of Transportation Geography at the Asia Pacific School of Logistics, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea. My research focus is Transportation Geography and Spatial Data Science.

My work primarily explores transportation systems, international trade logistics, and urban regional issues in both the United States and South Korea. I have published extensively on a range of topics including the geography of international trade logistics, international transportation, neighborhood dynamics, and spatial data uncertainty. My research papers have been published in renowned academic journals such as the Journal of Transport Geography, Geographical Analysis, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Professional Geographers, Papers in Regional Science and International Regional Science Review.

As an active member of the international academic community, I frequently attend conferences on international geography and regional science, including AAG and NARSC. I have been serving as an academic board member (2022-2023) and Vice Chair (2023-2025) of the AAG Transportation Geography Specialty Group.

One of my core passions is working with public sectors to build better policies that benefit local communities and society as a whole. My expertise in transportation geography and spatial analysis and modeling allows me to advise governments and public agencies on trade facilitation policies, transportation, regional economic development issues and GIS applications. I am an advisory panel member of the Urban Transportation Policy Working Committee at the Republic of Korea Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, and collaborate with organizations such as the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, Korea Maritime Institute, Incheon City Government and Korea Institute for International Economic Policy.

See my CV.

Research Interests


2021 Ph.D. in Geography & Urban Regional Analysis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2015 M.C.P. in Urban and Regional Planning, Seoul National University, South Korea

2013 B.S. in Urban Planning and Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea

Honors and Awards

2022 Transportation Geography Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award, American Association of Geographers

2021 1st Place Award for Graduate-Student-Led Paper Competition, North American Regional Science Council

2020 3rd Place John Odland Award for Spatial Analysis and Modeling Paper, American Association of Geographers

2018 1st Place Award for Graduate-Student-Led Paper Competition, North American Regional Science Council

2018 1st Place Award for Honors Paper Competition for GIScience Papers, American Association of Geographers


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Mailing Address: #9-606, 100 Inha-ro, Michuhol-ku, Incheon, KOREA 22212