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Hyoeun Kim

Doctoral student
342 Wallace Hall, Virginia Tech
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Hyoeun Kim is a Ph.D. student in the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Virginia Tech. Her research interests include an application of data analytics methodologies and technological issues in the hospitality and tourism areas.

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Research Area

  • Tourism - Intelligence System
  • User-Generated Content

Research Methods

  • Data Analytics
  • Web Mining


  • R
  • SAS
  • Python

Publications that best represent my research

  • Shin, Y., Kim, H., and Song, H. (2018). A study of behavioral intention to seek out eating-out information from social media: focused on the extracted model of goal-directed behavior, The Korea Academic Society of Tourism and Leisure, 30(12), 285-306.

Teaching Assistant Roles

  • HTM 2314 Intro International Business, instructor Stuart Feigenbaum
  • HTM 3484 Socio-Cult Impacts of Tourism, instructor Kristin Lamoureux, PhD

Education and Certification

  • MS, Business Analytics, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST), Korea, 2017
  • BA, Hotel Management, Kyung Hee University, Korea, 2014

Industry experience

  • Research Assistant, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Seoul, Korea, 2017-2018
  • Research Assistant, Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, Seoul, Korea, 2015-2016

Honors and awards 

  • 3rd Prize, Tourism Bigdata Analysis Competition, Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, 2015
  • 3rd Prize, Global Datathon, UN Pulse & Korea Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, 2015
  • Excellent Academic Research Paper - Hotel & Resort Concept Design, Kyung Hee University, 2011


  • Jeju Island, Korea - beautiful scenes of nature.

Food & Drink

  • Naeng-Myeon (Korean cold noodles), representative summer-seasonal menu in Korea