The Data Science Group at the IBS Pioneer Research Center for Mathematical and Computational Sciences started on January 1st, 2019. The group is led by Meeyoung Cha, who is an associate professor in the School of Computing at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and an adjunct professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. She previously worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS) in Germany. Meeyoung’s interests include data science and information science, with a focus on modeling socially relevant information propagation processes. Her research on misinformation, poverty mapping, fraud detection,and long-tail content has received over 20,000 citations and best paper awards at a number of conferences. She has received the Korean Young Information Scientist Award 2019, AAAI ICWSM Test-of-Time Award 2020, Minister’s Award of Science and ICT of Korea 2022, and ACM IMC Test-of-Time Award 2022.

Innovative analyses of data reveal interesting patterns that could provide keys to addressing social challenges. Data Science Group at the Pioneer Research Center for Mathematical and Computational Sciences, IBS, is pursuing research to analyze data from disparate sources such as the Internet, social networks, and biological signals to find meaningful insights for tackling various social problems. The group is currently working on improving the quality of life by developing algorithms that can characterize fake news, detect customs fraud, as well as that yield human behavior modeling to improve sleep disorders. Using high-resolution satellite imagery, the group is also developing artificial intelligence methods that can predict population dynamics and poverty mapping. We are dedicated to using data science and artificial intelligence to solving global societal problems.

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Navigating the Future:
Generative AI for Society Talk Series 2023

September 07 (Thur), 2023

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[2021 Summer IBS Data Science Seminar]
Every Tuesday, 10:30 am ~ 12:00 pm (KST)
July 6 ~ August 17

The seminar poster will be pinned until August 17, 2021

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July 5 (Mon), 2021

  • We had a kick-off meeting with SimSimi, Inc. for a joint effort on hate speech detection. Please visit the News Page for the details.

June 29 (Tue), 2021

  1. [Hidden Block] <– This block is hidden now. (Job Opening)
  2. IBS Data Science Group is looking for Postdoctoral Fellows in Data Science by June 30, 2021. Please visit the Job Opening or 채용공고 pages for more information.
  3. We are opening the 2021 Summer Internship Program for students. Please visit the Internship page for detailed information.


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