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LEE Wonjae
LEE Wonjae Associate Professor
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Social Exchange Theory
  • Economic Sociology
  • Data Science
  • 이메일

    wnjlee (at)

  • 연구실

    Bldg. N25, Room 3233

  • 전화번호

    +82 42 350 2912

  • Degree
    • B.A. & M.A. in Sociology, Yonsei University
    • Ph.D. in Sociology, The University of Chicago (2009)
  • Professor biography

    Wonjae Lee is a professor at GSCT, KAIST. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining GSCT, he was a senior researcher at sociology department, Seoul National University, and a research associate at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. His research focuses on the social mechanisms behind human action, with which he has analyzed formula 1 racing, Fluxus artists, EDM DJs, Seoul's public transportations, and so on.

  • Lecture subject
    • GCT576 Social Computing
    • GCT 996 Seminar (Master's)
    • GCT986 Seminar (Ph. D.'s)
    • MIP801 Special Lecture
  • Representative research

    The Matthew effect as an unjust competitive advantage: Implications for competition near status boundaries, Why do people move? Enhancing human mobility prediction using local functions based on public records and SNS data, What Data on Formula One Crashes Suggests About Workplace Rivalries, Stars inside have reached outside: The effects of electronic dance music DJs’ social standing and musical identity on track success, What is Social Status and How Does it Impact the Generation of Novel Ideas?

  • Record
    • Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Culture Technology, KAIST(2011. April - present) Researcher
    • The Insitute for Social Development and Policy Research, Seoul National University(Feb 2010 - Mar 2011)
    • Research Associate, Graduate School of Business, The University of Chicago(Aug 2009 - Jan 2010)
    • Research Assistant, NORC, The University of Chicago(Sept. 2001 - Jul. 2009)