External Grants

  • Collaborator, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Award Number: PO 7000506684), $280,000 (2020—2021)

Title: Designing effective intervention points for adversarial influence operations.

  • Principal Investigator. National Science Foundation (Award Number: 2027387), Total 74,000 (2020-2022)
    Title: Rumor Diffusion during Unrest

  • Principal Investigator. Social Science Research Council (Social Media and Democracy Grants), Total 48,988 (2020-2022)
    Title: Facebook Information Diffusion and Protest Mobilization: State-level Analyses of the 2018 March for Our Lives Demonstrations

  • Principal Investigator. DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory-Army Research Office (Award Number: W911NF1910066 ), Total 328,653 (2019–2023)
    Title: Crisis and Collective Problem-Solving on the Darkweb: Understanding Crisis Information Processing in Hidden Cyber Communities

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

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

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

Internal Grants

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

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

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


  • 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 / Editorship

Invited Collaborations