Dr. Young Ji Kim will join the Department of Communication as Assistant Professor in Organizational Communication, as of July 1 2017. We welcome her to Santa Barbara, UCSB, and the Department!
Young Ji Kim received her PhD in communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. Her research examines group collaboration; collective intelligence; and the social and organizational implications of technologies, with particular emphasis on online credibility, computer-supported cooperative work, and crowdsourcing. She is currently exploring factors that make groups collectively intelligent, and ways in which human and machine intelligence can be combined to enhance collective intelligence.
Prior to joining UCSB, Young Ji worked as a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Collective Intelligence of the MIT Sloan School of Management. She has won several top paper awards for her research from the International Communication Association, as well as a university-wide teaching award while at USC.