• Associate Professor, Texas A&M School of Public Health (Courtesy Appointment)
Hye-Chung Kum

Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH)- August 2004
  • M.S.W., UNC-CH, School of Social Work (Master of Social Work)- December 1998
  • Master of Science, UNC-CH, Department of Computer Science- May 1997
  • Bachelor of Science, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Department of Computer Science- August 1995

Research Interests

    • Using Abundance of Existing Digital Data (e.g. government administrative data, electronic health records) to Support Accurate Evidence Based Decisions for Policy, Management, Legislation, Evaluation, and Research
    • Data Science of Using Massive Secondary Datasets
    • Building Efficient and Effective Human Computer Hybrid Systems to Clean, Integrate, and Extract Valuable Information from Raw Chaotic Data

Selected Publications

  • Stewart, C.J., Kum, H.-C., Barth, R.P., Duncan, D.F. Former foster youth: Employment outcomes up to age 30. Children and Youth Services Review, 2014. 36(0): p. 220-229.
  • Kum, H.-C., Krishnamurthy, A., Machanavajjhala, A., and Ahalt, S. Population Informatics: Tapping the Social Genome to Advance Society: A Vision for Putting Big Data to Work for Population Informatics, Editors. 2013. p. 56-63.
  • Kum, H.-C., Krishnamurthy, A., Machanavajjhala, A., Reiter, M., and Ahalt, S. Privacy preserving interactive record linkage (PPIRL). J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2013.
  • Kum, H.-C., and Ahalt, S. Privacy-by-Design: Understanding Data Access Models for Secondary Data. AMIA Summits Transl Sci Proc, 2013. 2013: p. 126-30.
  • Kum, H.-C., et al. Secure Decoupled Linkage (SDLink) system for building a social genome. in Big Data, 2013 IEEE International Conference on. 2013.