Juhee joined LIRNEasia as a six-month graduate research associate in 2011. She is a PhD student of the Department of Telecommunications, Information Studies, and Media at Michigan State University, USA. Her research foci are ICTs for development and telecommunications policy in emerging Asia. Previously, she was a junior researcher on special services at the ITU Asia Pacific Office, and a market analyst at Samsung Electronics Research Institute, UK, specialized in the European mobile device and service market. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Yonsei University, South Korea, and a master’s degree in International Communications and Development from City University, London, UK. At LIRNEasia she was involved in the Teleuse@BOP4project and universal service policy research.
Juhee Kang, PhD, is a research specialist at the United Nations Asian Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (UN-APCICT). Her research interests focus on utilizing information communication technologies for international development (ICTD). She examines how socioeconomically disadvantaged people in developing countries use mobile phones and their associated behavioral changes. In parallel, she explores the relationship between ICT use and development and how effective policies can strengthen the link between ICT innovation and pro-poor development.
Juhee has various research experiences with academic, industry and non-profit partners including Samsung Electronics Research Institute, International Telecommunications Union, LIRNEasia, Korean Internet and Security Agency (KISA), etc. She holds a B.A. in Public Administration from Yonsei University (Korea), a M.A. in International Communications and Development from City University London (UK) and a Ph.D. in Media and Information Studies in Michigan State University (USA).