Boyeong Hong is an Associate Research Scholar in the Civic Analytics Program at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management. Her research interests focus on how to apply urban informatics to real world problems in urban planning and operations. Boyeong’s current work deals with predictive city analytics using Big Data and Machine Learning techniques to deliver better city services allocation in partnership with various city agencies. Additionally, she is working on the human mobility project associated with the disaster management and the urban resilience planning. Boyeong is currently an affiliated adjunct faculty at Columbia University, the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, teaching a course entitled Exploring Urban Data with Machine Learning.
Boyeong earned a Ph.D. in Civil and Urban Engineering, majoring in Urban Informatics from New York University, and she holds a M.S. in Applied Urban Science and Informatics from NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). Previously, she worked at the Pratt Center for Community Development translating geospatial data into problem solving insight through GIS mapping and analysis. Prior to coming to the United States, She participated in various research projects related to urban planning and data analytics in Seoul, South Korea. She holds a B.Arch from Yonsei University and a Master of City Planning degree from Seoul National University.