Doctoral Student

BA & MA, Sociology, Yonsei University

BS, Computer Science, Yonsei University


Junsol is interested in how algorithms, human cognition, and social networks lead to (or prevent) the emergence of various social outcomes (e.g., diffusion of information, small-worldness, filter bubble, political polarization). Before coming to the University of Chicago, he received B.A & M.A. in Sociology and B.S. in Computer Science at Yonsei University. He also worked as a machine learning engineer at Kakao Corp.


Youm, Yoosik, Junsol Kim, Seyul Kwak, and Jeanyung Chey. "Neural and social correlates of attitudinal brokerage: using the complete social networks of two entire villages." Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288, no. 1944 (2021): 20202866.

Youm, Yoosik, Byungkyu Lee, and Junsol Kim. "A measure of centrality in cyclic diffusion processes: Walk-betweenness." PloS one 16, no. 1 (2021): e0245476.