Graduate Research Assistant

Jay studies theoretical and empirical IR (International Relations) phenomena, particularly within cyberspace. Her work requires interdisciplinary experience, data analysis techniques, and a deep knowledge of the latest developments in network analysis.

  • M.A. Political Science, Ajou University, Korea, March, 2016
  • Bachelor of Science and International Studies, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, 2012
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New types of problems require new tools. This is my belief in studying cyber politics in International Relations. During my undergraduate study, I realized that technology and world politics both have profound effects on each other. It invoked in me a strong interest in International Studies and led me to take Chinese politics as my second major. I analyzed Chinese political documents by through the development of my own computer linguistic model for my master’s thesis. With the model, I earned the 1st Prize at the Academic Competition in Security Field among Graduate-level Students held by Korea National Defense University in 2015 with the unanimous consent of the referees for the first time in history of the competition.

Also, I have created a framework on how to create an AI assistant by studying on how to connect so many documents utilize them. This allows you to look at the core contents of the system from a variety of angles and find hidden patterns so that it can act as an artificial intelligence assistant that provides useful information for strategic problem solving and analysis. This algorithm is currently pending patent applications in South Korea. For my research, I intend to use this algorithm as a methodological framework to support the network world politics as a theoretical framework. In particular, by applying aspects of game theory, I want to see how the strategies and resources of non-state actors change over time, and how these changes affect cyberspace as a whole. The goal of my study is to determine the role of technology, time, and space driving forces of the dynamics of international political change. I have additionally, already shared my aspirations with the Fulbright Foundation and have become one of their nominees for graduate scholarship in 2019.

Additionally, I was invited by the Taiwan government to study US-China relations as a young talent for summer workshop held by National Zhengzhi University in 2015. Furthermore, the invitation by U.S. Congress and the Department of State to attend the U.S. Congress – Korean National Assembly Exchange Program in 2014 inspired me to pursue my doctoral degree in the U.S.

Research Interests

International Relations Theory, Cyber Politics, Chinese Politics, AI-based Methodology for IR