Hyunggu Jung

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Ph.D. in Biomedical and Health Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
School of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98109

Web: http://students.washington.edu/hyunggu/
Email: hyunggu [at] uw [dot] edu

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What's new?

  • [Nov. 2017] I have successfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation.

  • [Nov. 2017] Invited Talk at School of Human ICT Convergence, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea.

  • [Nov. 2017] Invited Talk at Department of Preventive Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.

  • [Nov. 2017] Invited Talk at Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Daejeon, Korea.

  • [Nov. 2017] Invited Talk at School of Computing, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea.

  • [Oct. 2017] Invited Talk at Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA.

  • [Sep. 2017] Invited Talk at Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

  • [July 2017] Our paper has been accepted to appear at ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS) 2017 in Baltimore, MD (October 2017).

  • [May 2017] Invited Talk at Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics, Brown University, Providence, RI.

  • [Apr. 2017] Invited Talk at Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO.

  • [Apr. 2017] Invited Talk at Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

  • [Apr. 2017] Invited Talk at Department of Informatics, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ.

  • [Mar. 2017] I have been selected to serve as an Assistant Editor for MedInfo 2017.

  • [Feb. 2017] Our poster will be presented at the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2017 in Portland, OR.

  • [Feb. 2017] Our paper will be presented at the IEEE International Conference on Informatics, Health, & Technology (ICIHT) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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About me

Hyunggu Jung received his Ph.D. in Biomedical and Health Informatics in 2017, under the supervision of Drs. Peter Tarczy-Hornoch and Mark Zachry, at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He received his B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Business Economics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2008, and his M.Math. degree from the University of Waterloo in 2010, under the supervision of Prof. Robin Cohen, and his M.S. degree with a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) specialization from Stanford University in 2012. He is a recipient of the Korean Government Scholarship and Mogam Science Scholarship.


He has designed, developed, and evaluated methods and applications to support users in multiple domains: health, social media, sharing economy, and education. His recent research has focused on the following three areas:

  • Data-driven Design: supporting multiple stakeholders with special needs by creating tools through data-driven approaches

    • Smartphone app leveraging food images to support older adults with diabetes (Doctoral research)

    • Social network analysis of visually impaired people on video-based social media platforms

    • Data-driven personas for creating mHealth technology to support North Korean defectors with depression

    • Matching algorithm for service transaction using a text classification algorithm for facilitating peer-to-peer exchanges in sharing economy with Dr. Victoria Bellotti (PARC)

  • Data-driven Decision Making: improving decision-making process through the development of theoretical/technical models leveraging Big Data

    • Predictive model of head and neck tumor metastasis from sparse data sources using formal anatomic knowledge representations with Prof. Mark Whipple (BHI)

    • Automated reasoning architecture, GuideLine INteraction Detection Architecture (GLINDA), that generates recommendations from multiple clinical guidelines with Prof. Mark Musen (Stanford BMIR)

    • Framework for reasoning about benefits and costs of interaction with users in real-time decision making environments with Prof. Robin Cohen (Waterloo AI Group)

  • Data Visualization: analyzing data from multiple resources through data visualization

    • Visualization of multi-dimensional user data in Wikipedia for facilitating potential collaborations of advanced editors with Prof. Mark Zachry (HCDE)

    • Visualization of anomalies in multi-clinic electronic health records (EHR) data with Prof. Kari Stephens (ITHS)

    • Visualization of patient demographics from multiple facilities across time for cohort discovery (i.e., FindIT 1.0, FindIT 2.0) with Prof. Kari Stephens (ITHS)

    • Visualization of behavior data of audiences while attending presentations with Dr. Shamsi Iqbal (MSR)

Selected Publications

  • Development of a Novel Markov Chain Model for the Prediction of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Dissemination
      Jung H, Law A, Grunblatt E, Wang LL, Kusano A, Mejino Jr. JLV, Whipple ME
      In AMIA 2016  [url]

  • ‘MASTerful’ Matchmaking in Service Transactions: Inferred Abilities, Needs and Interests versus Activity Histories
      Jung H, Bellotti V, Doryab A, Leitersdorf D, Chen J, Hanrahan B, Lee S, Turner D, Dey A, Carroll JM
      In CHI 2016  [acm dl] [video]

  • Biological Model Development as an Opportunity to Provide Content Auditing for the Foundational Model of Anatomy Ontology
      Wang LL, Grunblatt E, Jung H, Kalet IJ, Whipple ME
      In AMIA 2015  [pubmed]

  • Designing Tools to Support Advanced Users in New Forms of Social Media Interaction
      Jung H, Hong SR, Meas P, Zachry M
      In SIGDOC 2015  [acm dl]

  • Examining Researcher Needs and Barriers for using Electronic Health Data for Translational Research
      Stephens KA, Lee ES, Estiri H, Jung H
      In AMIA Joint Summits Translational Science 2015  [pubmed]

  • Visualizing Anomalies in Electronic Health Record Data: The Variability Explorer Tool
      Estiri H, Chan YF, Baldwin LM, Jung H, Cole A, Stephens KA
      In AMIA Joint Summits Translational Science 2015  [pubmed]

Full list of publications.