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"As a senior, Dr. Kim has been the only professor that I have had in a big class setting that I have enjoyed. He loves the subject and enjoys teaching it even more. He is very flexible and caters to the class's needs without sacrificing the difficulty of the material. Dr. Kim has quickly become one of my favorite professors at Virginia Tech for his enthusiasm and love for his classroom and material."

Student Testimonials, Fall-2022

Generative AI Applications for Social Science

GEOG 4984/5984 SS (Fall 2024)

This course will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn and explore various applications of generative AI tools, including innovative applications of generative AI for social science research and critical challenges, including biases, ethical considerations, and responsible use. Be prepared for this emerging technology by taking this new course! (M/W 5:30-6:45 PM)

Teaching

Virginia Tech

  • Instructor, GEOG 5034: Analysis of Spatial Data (Spring-2023, Spring-2024)

  • Instructor, GEOG 4314: Analysis in GIS (Spring-2024)

  • Instructor, GEOG 4984 (Special Study): Geospatial Analysis of Mobility (Spring-2024)

  • Instructor, GEOG 5984 (Special Study): Advanced Geospatial Analysis of Mobility (Spring-2024)

  • Instructor, GEOG 4984 (Special Study): Quantitative Methods in GIS (Spring-2023)

  • Instructor, GEOG 5064: Elements of GIS (Fall-2022, Fall-2023)

  • Instructor, GEOG 2084: Principles of GIS (Fall-2022, Fall-2023)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Teaching Assistant, GEOG/BADM 440: Business Applications of GIS (Spring-2019) - Awarded the Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students with Outstanding Rating (Top 10% in Campus)

  • Teaching Assistant, GEOG/ESE 379: Introduction to GIS (Fall-2018) - Awarded the Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students with Outstanding Rating (Top 10% in Campus) 

  • Teaching Assistant, UP 430/CEE 417: Urban Transportation Planning (Spring-2018) - Awarded the Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students with Outstanding Rating (Top 10% in Campus) 

  • Teaching Assistant, UP 503: Physical Planning (Fall-2017) - Awarded the Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students with Outstanding Rating (Top 10% in Campus) 

Invited
Lectures

2023

  • Invited Keynote Speech, Virginia Tech Course Design Clinic, "Classroom management strategies to promote positive learning environments: PEEC Model" Virginia Tech, Dec. 18.  

  • Invited Panelist, Digital Twins Webinar Series 6: Ethics, "Digital Twins for Understudied Cities: Small- and Medium-sized Cities in the U.S." Dec. 18. Online.

  • Invited Panelist, GISalon International webinar, "Recruiting and Mentoring Grad Students in GIScience and Cartography" Dec. 11. Online.

  • Invited Lecture, Data Science for Planners (UP 517), Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Nov. 14. Online.

  • Department Colloquium, Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Sep. 29. 

  • Invited Lecture, Universal Design (RED 4664), Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, Virginia Tech, Apr. 25. 

  • Invited Lecture, Practicing Sustainability (GEOG 4444), Department of Geography, Virginia Tech, Feb. 20. 

2022

  • Departmental Colloquium, Department of Geography & Sustainability, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Nov. 3.

  • Smart City & Data Science International Research Webinar, Department of Urban Planning and Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea, Oct. 26. Online.

  • Research Seminar, The Korean Geographical Society, South Korea, May. 19. Online. 

  • Research Seminar, Department of Geography, Kyung Hee University, South Korea, Apr. 18. Online. 

2021

  • Csillag Seminar, Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Oct. 27. Online.

  • Departmental Colloquium, Department of Geography & GIS, University of Cincinnati, Oct. 1, Online. 

  • GIScience and Geoprivacy Issues, Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University, Jun. 4,  Online.

  • Introduction to 4-step traffic demand modeling, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mar. 4. Online.

  • Urban Data Analysis Seminar, Department of Geography and Environment, Western University, Canada, Feb. 9. Online.

Mentoring

Master's Thesis Committee

  • Fabiha Rahman (MS Geography, Ongoing, Chair)

  • Abdul-Azeez Demola Lawal (MS Geography, Ongoing, Chair)

  • Zach Sherman (MS Geography, Ongoing, Chair)

  • Geoffrey Otieno (MS Geography, Ongoing)

  • Sophiya Gyanwali (MS Geography, Ongoing)

  • Jack Tolar (MS Geography, Ongoing)

PhD Dissertation Committee

  • Sarah Juster (PhD, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Ongoing)

  • Alice Werner (PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ongoing)

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