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Hye-Chung Kum is a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). She received her M.S. (1997) and Ph.D. (2004) in Computer Science from UNC-CH. While completing her doctoral degree, she also completed her M.S.W. (1998) from UNC-CH. She has done extensive research on sequential pattern mining, data mining, digital government, computational social science, and the use of KDD technology on administrative data from social welfare for program evaluation and policy analysis.

Dr. Kum’s research findings—in both computer science and social work—have been published in international journals, including Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Data and Knowledge Engineering, Information Sciences, Government Information Quarterly, and Child Maltreatment, and have been presented at international conferences such as SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, PAKDD, ACM International Conference on Digital Government Research, Foundations of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, National Child Welfare Data and Technology Conference, and the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics Conference. She is a member of the program committee for the ACM International Conference on Digital Government Research and a regular reviewer for international journals such as the Data and Knowledge Engineering, Knowledge and Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and Information Sciences.