Yeawon Yoo is a postdoctoral fellow at the SNF Agora Institute and the department of applied mathematics & statistics at Johns Hopkins University. Yoo received her PhD in industrial engineering from Arizona State University in 2021 and her BS in industrial and management engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, in 2016.
Yoo’s research interests lie in a broad and dynamic set of problems related to group decision-making, crowdsourcing, political science, and society. Yeawon is especially passionate about making a better society by leveraging data science and mathematical modeling. For her doctoral dissertation titled “Computational Social Choice Extensions for Highly Distributed Decision Making”, Yoo developed a mathematical framework to aggregate high-dimensional and heterogeneous ordered lists and investigated how multimodal input elicitation and aggregation methods can affect crowd wisdom.
Yoo has been awarded the Grace Hopper Scholarship, the Bayer Women in Operations Research Scholarship, and ASU CIDSE Doctoral Fellowship. Yoo has previously worked as an intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a research assistant at ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions.