Soeun Kim, Ph.D.

Program Director, M.S. in Applied Statistics and Analytics
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2600
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Soeun Kim, Ph.D., is program director of APU’s Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics and teaches various courses in applied statistics. Kim obtained her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and after graduation, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She also has experience teaching abroad in the U.K. and in Korea, and has research experience in statistical methodology and clinical applications.

Kim’s research experience incorporates the development of statistical methodology and extensive collaborative work with experts in diverse fields. Her expertise lies in statistical methodology research focused on statistical methods for incomplete data, which is useful in all disciplines including biostatistics, business analytics, education, psychology, as well as clinical research. Kim is passionate about mentoring students, actively involving students in research, and advising graduate students on master’s projects and doctoral dissertations. She enjoys having good conversations with students and also enjoys playing the violin.


  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.S., Seoul National University
  • M.A., University of Cambridge
  • B.A. Honours, University of Cambridge

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

Courses Taught

  • STAT 501 - Introduction to Modeling with Probability
  • STAT 502 - Mathematical Statistics
  • STAT 542 - Applied Logistic Regression
  • STAT 543 - Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • STAT 598 - Culminating Project

Office Hours

Monday and Thursday 4:00 - 6:00 PM