I am an Assistant Professor of International Trade Logistics at the Asia Pacific School of Logistics, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea, and have a joint appointment as an Assistant Professional Researcher at the UC Riverside School of Public Policy. My research is focused on Economic Geography, Transport 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 economic 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 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 economic 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 and Incheon City Government.
See my CV.
Cities, Trade and Development
Global Supply Chain, International Trade Logistics, Freight Mobility, Trade Facilitation
GIScience, Spatial Analysis and Modeling
Spatial Econometrics, Spatial Flow Data, Spatiotemporal Modeling, Machine Learning Applications
Urban and Regional Structure, Longitudinal Neighborhood Change, Population Degrowth
Ph.D. | 2021 | Geography & Urban Regional Analysis | University of North Carolina at Charlotte
M.C.P. | 2015 | Urban and Regional Planning | Seoul National University, South Korea
B.S. | 2013 | Urban Planning and Engineering | Yonsei University, South Korea
Mailing Address: #9-606, 100 Inha-ro, Michuhol-ku, Incheon, KOREA 22212