Jihyun K. Hur

Jihyun K. Hur

Research Technician

Yale University

About me

Jihyun is a research technician in the Rutledge Lab directed by Dr. Robb Rutledge at Yale University. In August 2021, she received a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Computational Clinical Scinece Lab directed by Dr. Woo-Young Ahn. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with the Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (Honors in Management), she started to wonder the essence of mental health, human decision-making processes and emotions.

Jihyun is particularly interested in 1) understanding the latent decision-making processes of depression and anxiety using computational modeling, 2) developing individualized intervention plans to prevent suicidal attempts, and 3) delving into the complex relationship between emotions and decision-making. She has been mainly utilizing neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI, fNIRS), computational modeling and natural language processing.

She pursues to be a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at an university based in the United States.

Outside the lab, she is a rock climber, pianist, and (occasionally) k-pop dancer 💃😄

  • Depression
  • Happiness
  • Decision-Making
  • Computational Psychiatry
  • Neuroimaging
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • MA in Clinical Psychology, 2021

    Seoul National University

  • BS in Business Administration, 2018

    Washington University in St. Louis




Research Technician
Sep 2021 – Present New Haven, CT
Counselor (Team Leader)
Center for Campus Life and Culture at Seoul National University
Jan 2021 – Aug 2021 Seoul, Korea
Teaching Assistant
Seoul Natinonal University
Sep 2020 – Dec 2020 Seoul, Korea
Course: Advanced data analysis for brain and cognitive sciences: Data collection and statistical analysis for functional MRI
Master’s Student
Sep 2019 – Aug 2021 Seoul, Korea

Responsibilities include:

  • Led two neuroimaging projects using fMRI and fNIRS
  • Managed three IRB documents for behavioral and neuroimaging studies
  • Reviewed manuscripts under supervision of the PI (Dr. Woo-Young Ahn)
Research Assistant
Jan 2019 – Aug 2019 Seoul, Korea


Poster Accepted at Computational Psychiatry Course 2022

Research title: Linguistic Markers of Momentary Mood Dynamics During Risky Decision-Making

Authors: Jihyun K. Hur, Jutta Joormann, Robb B. Rutledge

Poster Presented at Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Virtual Meeting 2021

Research title: Elevated state anxiety disturbs model-based decision-making under monetary loss

Authors: Jihyun K. Hur, Woo-Young Ahn

Paper Accepted to NeurIPS 2020 BabyMind Workshop

Research title: Mapping fNIRS to fMRI with Neural Data Augmentation and Machine Learning Models

Authors: Jihyun K. Hur, Jaeyeong Yang, Hoyoung Doh, Woo-Young Ahn

Scholarship for Summer 2020 Study Abroad Program

Received 3,800,000 won ($3,200 in US dollar) for the Summer 2020 Study Abroad Program

  • Course: The Psychology of Emotional, Behavioral, and Motivational Self-Regulation
  • Institution: Harvard University
  • Professor: Richard N. McNally
SNU Social Science Graduate Research Grant
Received 3,000,000 won ($2,530 in US dollar) for the SNU Social Science Research Grant
Python for Everybody by University of Michigan
Completed 6 online courses for Python
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