Note for prospective students and postdoc researchers

  • For current¬†UBC students (Ph.D., Master, Undergraduate): For exceptional cases, there could be research opportunities. But students should have a working knowledge of Python programming and Linux environment. I recommend interested students to take these online courses: Data Science, Machine Learning, Linux, SQL, and NoSQL. In case you want to contact me, please read my papers, then describe the specific research topics you want to pursue.
  • For non-UBC students (Ph.D. and Master’s program applicants): Thank you for your interest in working with me. Unfortunately, I don’t have the capacity to work with non-UBC students. For possible collaboration, you first need to go through the formal admission process for UBC and Sauder School of Business before I can consider you as a potential collaborator. You do not need to have a commitment from an advisor prior to admission. Please check the related information on the Ph.D. program and the¬†M.Sc. program. Also, please note that admission decisions are collectively made by Sauder school, not by individual faculty members.
  • Regarding postdoc positions or visiting students: Thank you for your interest in working with me as a postdoc or a visiting student. Unfortunately, I don’t have the capacity to host more researchers at the moment. You can find UBC faculty who are taking visiting scholars at
  • Regarding the Visiting Associate Program at Centre for Korean Research, Institute of Asian Research: