Myeong Lee

Mason IST assistant professor Myeong Lee
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Assistant Professor / Tenure-track

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-3666
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 5304

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Myeong Lee is an Assistant Professor of Information Science and the Director of the Community Informatics Lab at the George Mason University. His research interests are in understanding the dynamics of local communities, technology-enabled local groups, and information inequality. He also designs and implements computing systems that demonstrate geographically embedded structures of information and associated issues. Through research, he aims to help reduce information inequality and contribute to civic engagement, policy-making, socio-technical systems theories, and information access.

He received Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Summer Fellowships at the University of Washington in 2016 and Georgia Tech in 2017. In addition, he attended the Consortium for the Science of Socio-technical Systems (CSST). He also was a Data Science and technology Fellow at The Center for Open Data Enterprise, a non-profit based in Washington D.C., where he led the Open Data Impact Map development and advised the SDG National Reporting Initiative on technological strategy. He is a recipient of the Best Paper Award in ICIS 2016, an Honorable Mention Award in ACM CHI 2021, Lee Dirk Best Paper Award Runner-Up in iConference 2015, and the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Maryland in 2018.


  • PhD, Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Master of Information Management, Information Science, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Master of Science in Engineering, Software Engineering, Seoul National University
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University¬†