Dr Yunhyong Kim, 2019-20 DCI fellow

2019-20 DCI fellow: Dr Yunhyong Kim, University of Glasgow

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Yunhyong Kim, this year’s Digital Curation Institute fellow, in Toronto. A lecturer at the School of Humanities, University of Glasgow, Yuhnyong works across multiple topics related to information management and analysis, gravitating towards areas that bring together artificial intelligence, digital curation, and forensics in the arts and sciences. She has diverse publications in these areas, and is currently leading research in “data forensics and exploration for film archiving and research” as part of the AHRC co-funded project “The Legacies of Stephen Dwoskin’s Personal Cinema”. She is currently supervising PhD projects, for example, addressing, the use of artificial intelligence in the archives, and the role of data analysis for understanding medieval Welsh legal texts, as well as, the broader impact of media and technology in literature and biological sciences. Yunhyong is keenly motivated by multidisciplinary collaborative work, across research, learning, design, and/or even playing music, for example, on the saxophone. She has been awarded a Ph.D in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc. in Speech and Language Processing from the University of Edinburgh.

In the context of her fellowship this year, Yunhyong conducts research on Digital curation in data intensive research to support dementia. The study fosters collaborative development of a programme comprising digital preservation, personal archiving and intelligence systems to alleviate issues of memory management (e.g. related to dementia). There are three strands to be explored:

  • Sustainable design of sociotechnical systems for digital curation in creative culture (e.g. art, poetry and music) that reflects different types of memory (e.g. episodic, semantic, procedural) to facilitate uses in interventions for people with dementia.
  • Creative content that captures personal history/events, for example, by situating personal archives and/or lifelogging in the broader context of archives of creative culture.
  • Intelligent information retrieval responsive to social environment, cognizant of the fact that individuals with dementia cannot proactively navigate and/or interact with curated information.

During her stay in Toronto, Yunhyong will offer her insights in a DCI Conversation, will present a research talk and will participate in discussions and meetings with interested faculty and research students. Further information to appear in the DCI website.