Grant|Award|Recognitions

External Grants

  • National Science Foundation (Award Number: 2027387), Total 74,000 (PI, 2020-2021)
    Title: Rumor Diffusion during Unrest

  • Social Science Research Council (Social Media and Democracy Grants), Total 48,988 (PI, 2020-2021)
    Title: Facebook Information Diffusion and Protest Mobilization: State-level Analyses of the 2018 March for Our Lives Demonstrations

  • Department of Defence-Army Research Office (Award Number: W911NF1910066 ), Total 328,653 (PI, 2019–2022)
    Title: Crisis and Collective Problem-Solving on the Darkweb: Understanding Crisis Information Processing in Hidden Cyber Communities

  • Department of Education (Award Number: P016A160053), Total 189,697 (Co-I, 3% contribution) (2016-2018)
    Title: Asia Mediated: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Innovation at Arizona
    State University

  • AEJMC-Emerging Scholars Award, Total 3,500 (PI, 2017-2018)
    Title: News Proximity and Social Media Framing of Terrorism: A
    Computational Approach toward Large-Scale Framing Research

  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: Digital Media Learning Competition, Total 154,018 (CO-PI, 2013-2014)
    Title: Evaluating Microcredentialing in Public Networked Environments

Internal Grants

  • ASU Institute for Social Science Research, Seed Grant, Total 7,984 (PI, 2020)
    Title: Misinformation and Political Unrest: An Investigation of Rumor Diffusion Online and Offline during the 2019 Hong Kong Protests

  • ASU nstitute for Social Science Research, Seed Grant, Total 6,000 (PI, 2017)
    Title: Crisis and Collective Sensemaking in Darkweb Hacker Communities

  • University at Buffalo-Mark Diamond Dissertation Research Grant, Total 2,000 (PI, 2009-2010)

Award|Fellowships

  • The US-Korean NextGen Scholar (2020-21)
    Center for Strategic & International Studies

  • Emerging Scholars Award (2017)
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Visiting Scholar-in-Residence (2016)
    Social Media Lab at Ted Rogers School of Management
    Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

  • Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award (2nd Runner-up) (2011)
    Communication and Technology Division
    International Communication Association

  • Best Faculty Paper honorable mention (2012)
    Korean American Communication Division
    International Communication Association

  • Kappa Tao Alpha Research Award (2008)
    National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Jung-Sook Lee Award (2008)
    Communication and Technology Division
    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Top Four Paper Award (2007)
    Peace Communication Division
    National Communication Association

Advisory Board

  • Advisory Board, Korean Press Foundation, South Korea (2020)
    Project: Media Users in South Korea

  • Stakeholder Engagement, Facebook Inc. (2019/2020)
    Content Policy:
    Rumors and Offline Violence (Oct 2019)
    Content Policy:
    Response to COVID-19 (Apr 2020)

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (2018 -- presdent)

  • International Advisory Board, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea (2020 – present)
    Department of Interaction Science
    Department of Applied Artificial Intelligence

Invited Collaborations