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Kwonsang Lee

Department of Statistics
Seoul National University
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul, Korea 08826

kwonsanglee (at) snu (dot) ac (dot) kr

About me 

I'm an Assistant Professor in Department of Statistics, Seoul National University.

During 2017-2020, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate in Department of Biostatistics,  Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, mentored by Francesca Dominici. I received my Ph. D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 under the supervision of Dylan S. Small. My primary interest is developing statistical methods for causal inference. 


Ph.D., Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (emphasis in Statistics),            University of Pennsylvania, 2017 

A.M., Statistics, University of Pennsylvania, 2016

B.S., Mathematics and Economics, Seoul National University, 2010

Research Interests

Broadly speaking, I'm interested in developing statistical methods for causal inference. More specifically, I focus on developing nonparametric methods for instrumental variable models and discovering effect modification in observational studies. I'm also interested in applying the methods I developed to areas such as epidemiology, public health and medicine to answer practical real-world questions. 

Awards and Honors

Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) Young Investigator Award (2018)

Awarded by the American Statistical Association's Section on Statistics in Epidemiology for the paper "A powerful approach to the study of moderate effect modification in observational studies."

Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship Award (2016-2017)

Awarded by the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center to support research in decision making under risk  and uncertainty. 

GAPSA Research Travel Grant Award (2015)

Awarded by Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, University of Pennsylvania

Departmental Good Teaching Award (2014)

Awarded by the Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania for excellence in teaching. 

Benjamin Franklin Fellowship (2012-2017)

Awarded by School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania.

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