Hak J. Kim
Hak J. Kim is an associate professor of information technology and quantitative methods and director of the Computer Lab in the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. He earned a Ph.D. in information systems from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to beginning his academic career, he worked for six years as a research engineer at SK Telecom, which is a world-class wireless network carrier.
His research interests include mobile location-based services with mobile app, big data analytics in social media, cyber security in cloud computing, and digital forensics. He is currently building a real-time location tracking and positioning system using wireless networking and mobile apps. This system can be integrated into a hospital management system and will provide relevant information across the hospital to support effective decision making for patient care and hospital administration, in a seamless flow.
Another project is to build the big data analytic system as a business intelligent system to support better decision making. He recognizes that more than 80 percent of data in the world is unstructured data (i.e., social media data). He believes that current data analysis methods and tools will be transformed into business analytics tools for analyzing big data. For empirical testing, he will attempt to analyze big data that is created from social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
Dr. Kim has a strong interest in pre-college (K-12) education. In summer 2013 he will conduct a mobile app workshop for students to learn how to program mobile apps and games on their smartphones and tablets. In addition, he teaches in the Cisco Networking Academy Program at Hofstra, which provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in computer networking technology leading to Cisco certification. Dr. Kim enjoys playing baseball, camping, reading books, and watching movies; he also enjoys finding new and interesting places to eat with his family.