I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Simon A. Levin and Daniel Rubenstein in the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) and the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. I am a part of the Earth Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (ERSI), an interdisciplinary team with Princeton University, Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. My research topic is resilience, adaptation, and systemic risk, particularly coupled socio-ecological resilience against population change and climate change.
I finished my Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Rachata Muneepeerakul in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) at the University of Florida (UF) as a Pathfinder Fellow. I was also a member of the Army Research Office (ARO)'s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) entitled "Towards a Multi-Scale Theory on Coupled Human Mobility and Environmental Change". During my Ph.D. years, I tried to understand how humans and nature shape emergent systematic patterns through dynamical system models and agent-based models. I particularly focused on the effects of infrastructure and institutions on the sustainable management of coupled systems. I also integrated economic approaches to coupled natural-human system (CNHS) studies and investigated interactions within drivers or outcomes. My research problems were natural resource management, urban flood evacuation, and environmentally induced human migration.
Before transferring to UF ABE, I attended the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. I first got exposed to complex system approaches in coupled natural-human systems and studied theoretical frameworks in socio-hydrological systems. I completed Bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Yonsei University, South Korea.