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Kyung Sun (Melissa) Rhee

Ph.D. Candidate

Academic Department: Information Systems & Operations Management

Area of Specialization: Information Systems


MS, University of Washington (2016)
MS, Seoul National University (2014)
BA, Seoul National University (2012)

Research Interests

Sharing Economy, Transportation Networks, Social Media, Economics of Information Systems

Working Papers

- “Technology Restriction and Demand Shifts in Transportation Dynamics: Empirical Study” with Yong Tan, Jinyang Zheng and Youwei Wang
- “Social hiring: The Right LinkedIn Connection that Helps You Land a Job” with Yong Tan and Elina Hwang
- Recommend Pick-Up Location: The Cure for Driver Retention in On-Demand Ride-Sharing Services? with Yong Tan, Jinyang Zheng and Fei Ren (Drafting)

Teaching Experience

- Database Management
- Introduction to Information Systems
- Business Data Analytics
- Systems Analysis and Design
- Fundamentals of Application Programming


- Selected for Finalist Top Ten of 3-MT Thesis Competition, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2017
- Nominated for Best Student Conference Paper, Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST)
- Runner-Up Winner, Structural Modeling (SMART) Workshop Challenge, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015
- PhD Program Fellowship, Foster Business School, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014-Present
- Scholarship for a Teaching Assistant, International Summer Institute, Seoul National University, 2013
- Scholarship for an Academic Performance, Nonghyup Foundation, 2013
- Graduate Scholarship, Business Administration, Seoul National University, 2012
- Scholarship for a Project Assistant, R&DB Foundation, Seoul National University, 2008, 2013