By: J.D. Ross
School of Information Studies (iSchool) doctoral degree recipient Youngseek Kim's (G‘13) thesis was recently chosen as a “Highly Commended Award Winner” of the 2014 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Information Science category.
Kim's dissertation, “Institutional and Individual Influences on Scientists’ Data Sharing Behaviors,” was completed under the advisement of iSchool professor Ping Zhang.
Entries in Emerald's competition are judged for their significance for theory and practice; originality and innovation; appropriateness and application of the methodology; and quality of the data and research.
Kim is currently an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky's School of Library and Information Science. His research areas include scientific data sharing and reuse; eScience technology adoption and use; and curriculum development for information professionals.