Dr Ken Chung

B.Com, B.Sc (Honours 1st class), PhD (Sydney)
Lecturer, Project Management Program
School of Civil Engineering

J05 - J05 Civil Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 7517
Fax +61 2 9351 8642

Website Project Management

Biographical details

Dr Kenneth Chung is a lecturer in the Project Management Programme. He worked as lecturer at the School of Information Systems and Technology (SISAT) at the University of Wollongong from February 2010 - June 2011. He was awarded a Ph.D in 2009 from the School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney, where his Ph.D research received the RailCorp Prize for "Addressing Society's Needs in Research Project Work" at the 2005 Research Conversaziones. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree with first class Honours in Information Systems and a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Information Systems.

Prior to commencing his doctoral candidature, Dr Chung worked as a Systems Integrator at Protocom Technologies and the Telstra Messaging (Text & SMS) Group during 2002-2004. Whilst at Telstra, he was involved in several multi-million dollar large-scale IT projects relating to development and implementation of short-message-service (SMS) software on dedicated Unix servers involving integrating message routing software applications written in the C programming language into Telstra's Messaging Access Intelligent Network System (MAINS). From 1999-2002, he was an online advertisement campaign coordinator for DoubleClick Australia (now acquired by Google) and PostClick.

Research interests

If someone told you that you're more likely to get a job through someone you barely know than through a close friend, you'd probably be surprised. But Dr Kenneth Chung's research into network models shows that these 'weak' social ties, and where we are positioned within our networks of them, are extremely influential, and under certain circumstances can mean the difference between life and death.

"Network models have very real applications. For example, when a person is diagnosed with cancer, this is generally very distressing news that evokes a strong emotional response. At the same time, they're being given a lot of information regarding available specialists and treatments. In trying to navigate the healthcare system, they can often get lost.

"At this point they are usually 'at the mercy' of their GP. This means that their GP's particular professional and other networks will determine who that patient will be referred to, and how advanced that specialist's knowledge will be. There have been instances where the specialist that a patient's GP has initially referred them to has given an incorrect diagnosis, and by the time that patient has come in contact with another specialist with more advanced knowledge who has correctly diagnosed the problem, it has been too late to treat it effectively.

"Another patient might go through a similar experience but happen to have a GP - or some other contact, such as a family member or friend - who has some connection to a good specialist in the particular type of cancer they have, so their outcome might be very different.

"The networks within which we exist - and how we make use of them - can affect outcomes in a very real way, and my ultimate aim is to disseminate this idea by studying complex social networks not just within academia but among future knowledge professionals, policymakers, project managers and so on. We really are living in a connected world, where a change at one point affects the whole, with sometimes life-altering consequences."

Teaching and supervision

ENGG1850 - Introduction to Project Management

PMGT5887 - Computer Applications in PM

Professional Service

Editorial Board/Invited Referee/Review Panel

  • Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM), 2009 - 2011.
  • Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Project Organisation and Management (IJPOM), 2009 - 2011.
  • Invited Paper Reviewer for European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2011, Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland, June 9-11, 2011 (www.ecis2011.fi)
  • Invited Paper Review for International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2011, Shanghai, December 4-7, 2011 (icis2011.aisnet.org)
  • Invited Paper Reviewer for the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research (JTAER) 2010 - special issue on "Trust and Trust Management"
  • Invited Book Chapter Reviewer for "Social Network Mining, Analysis and Research Trends: Techniques and Applications" 2011, IGI Global Publishers
  • Invited Paper Reviewer for the International Journal on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) 2009 - special issue on "Data Management and Mining for Social Networks and Social Media" published jointly by Springer-Verlag and ACM.
  • Paper Reviewer for the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS) 2008, Paris, France, December 14-17, 2008 (www.icis2008.org)
  • Paper Reviewer for European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS) 2008, J.E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, June 9-11, 2008 (www.ecis2008.ie)
  • Paper Reviewer for Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2008, Suzhou, People's Republic of China, July 3-7, 2008 (www.pacis2008.org)
  • Referee for European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) Special Issue on "Healthcare Information Systems Research, Revelations and Visions", May 2007.
  • Referee for Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI) 2006 Social Science Methodology Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, December 10-13, 2006.

Workshop Papers and Presentation:

  • Chung, K. S. K., Komashie, A. & Yorke-Smith, N. (2013). Envisioning Complexity in Healthcare Systems using Discrete Event Simulation and Social Network Analysis. Exhibit at ASONAM 2013 (Advances in Social Networks and Mining), August 25-28, 2013, Toronto, Canada.
  • Chung, K. S. K. (2012, 19 June). On Complex Systems and Social Networks. MIA Lab, Graduate School of Culture Technology, KAIST, Korea.
  • Chung, K. S. K. (2012, 12 Oct). Social Network Theories & Approaches in Healthcare Management: An Overview. Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Glebe, NSW, Australia.
  • Chung, K. S. K. (2012, 7 Oct). The PM of the Future. AIPM (Australian Institute of Project Management) National Conference 2012, Crown Promenade, Melbourne, Australia.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Chung, K. (2011). Understanding Attitudes to Performance in Knowledge-Intensive Work: The Influence of Social Networks and Information and Communication Technology Use. Germany: LAP - LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Chung, K. (2012). A Social Network Model for Understanding Technology Use for Knowledge-Intensive Workers. In I-Hsien Ting,Tzung-Pei Hong, Leon Shyue-Liang Wang (Eds.), Social Network Mining, Analysis and Research Trends: Techniques and Applications, (pp. 250-269). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Journals

  • Piraveenan, M., Thedchanamoorthy, G., Uddin, M., Chung, K. (2013). Quantifying topological robustness of networks under sustained targeted attacks. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 3(4), 939-952. [More Information]
  • Abbasi, A., Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2012). Egocentric Analysis of Co-Authorship Network Structure, Position and Performance. Information Processing and Management, 48, 671-679. [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Chatfield, A. (2011). An empirical analysis of Online Social Network Structure to understand Citizen Engagement in Public Policy and Community Building. International Journal of Electronic Governance, 4(1/2), 85-103. [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2010). Towards a social network model for understanding information and communication technology use for general practitioners in rural Australia. Computers in Human Behavior, 26(4), 562-571. [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2009). Measuring performance of knowledge-intensive workgroups through social networks. Project Management Journal, 40(2), 34-58.

Conferences

  • Chung, K., Piraveenan, M., Levula, A., Uddin, M. (2013). Assessing Online Community-Building through Assortativity, Density and Centralization in Social Networks. 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-46), Los Alamitos, California: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Abbasi, A., Chung, K. (2013). Collaborative Innovative Networks: Influence and Performance. 14th International Society of Scientometircs and Informetrics Conference (ISSI 2013), Vienna: Austrian Institute of Technology.
  • Levula, A., Chung, K., Young, J., White, K. (2013). Envisioning complexity in healthcare systems through social networks. 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013), New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Komashie, A., Yorke-Smith, N. (2013). Envisioning complexity in healthcare systems using discrete event simulation and social network analysis. 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013), New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Rebehy, S., Chung, K. (2013). Measuring performance & interrelatedness in social networks of knowledge workers. 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013), New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Piraveenan, M., Uddin, M., Chung, K., Kasthurirathna, D. (2013). Quantifying encircling behaviour in complex networks. 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2013), USA: IEEE. [More Information]
  • Uddin, M., Piraveenan, M., Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2013). Topological Analysis of Longitudinal Networks. 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-46), Los Alamitos, California: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Young, J., White, K. (2013). Towards a networks-enabled complexity profile for examining responsibility for decision-making by healthcare professionals. 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013), New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Piraveenan, M., Chung, K., Uddin, M. (2012). Assortativity of links in directed networks. International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science (FCS 2012), Las Vegas: CSREA Press.
  • Uddin, M., Chung, K., Piraveenan, M. (2012). Capturing Actor-level Dynamics of Longitudinal Networks. 2012 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012), Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society. [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Piraveenan, M., Uddin, M. (2012). Community Evolution and Engagement through Assortative Mixing in Online Social Networks. 2012 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012), Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society.
  • Kim-Chung, Y., Hossain, L., Chung, K. (2012). Expertise Access and Sharing through Social Networks for Complex Disaster Coordination. 9th conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis, Zurich: University of Zurich.
  • Piraveenan, M., Uddin, M., Chung, K. (2012). Measuring topological robustness of networks under sustained targeted attacks. 2012 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012), Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society. [More Information]
  • Rebehy, S., Chung, K. (2012). Modeling Complex Social Behaviour and Performance in Knowledge Intensive Work. 9th conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis, Zurich: University of Zurich.
  • Paredes, W., Chung, K. (2012). Modelling learning & performance: A social networks perspective. 2nd International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2012, New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library.
  • Chung, K. (2011). Community Building through Online Social Networks: Evolution and Engagement. 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Identifying the Information Systems Discipline (ACIS 2011), Sydney, Australia: AIS Electronic Library (AISeL).
  • Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2008). Network structure, ICT use and performance attitudes of knowledge workers. 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2008, Galway, Ireland: Association of Information Systems.
  • Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2008). Network Structure, Position, Ties and ICT Use in Distributed Knowledge-Intensive Work. 2008 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Hossain, L., Chung, K., Hasan-Murshed, S. (2007). Exploring Temporal Communication Through Social Networks. The 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2007), Germany: Springer.
  • Chung, K., Hossain, L., Davis, J. (2007). Individual Performance in Knowledge Intensive Work through Social Networks. 45th Annual COmputer Personnel Research Conference (ACM SIGMIS-CPR 2007), USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2007). The effect of ICT enabled social networks on performance. Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2007), Portugal: Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC).
  • Hossain, L., Wu, A., Chung, K. (2006). Actor Centrality Correlates to Project Based Coordination. Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2006, 20th Anniversary), USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Chung, K. (2006). Network Measures & Simulation for Knowledge Intensive Work Performance. ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2006, Sydney, Australia: ACSPRI: Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Ind.
  • Chung, K., Hossain, L., Davis, J. (2005). Exploring Sociocentric and Egocentric Approaches for Social Network Analysis. Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific (KMAP) 2005 :Building a Knowledge Society: Linking Government, Business, Academia and the Community, New Zealand: University of Wellington.
  • Chung, K., Hossain, L., Davis, J. (2005). Social Networks and ICT use correlates to Individual Performance. Applications of Social Network Analysis 2005, NA, Online proceedings: NA, Online proceedings.

2013

  • Chung, K., Piraveenan, M., Levula, A., Uddin, M. (2013). Assessing Online Community-Building through Assortativity, Density and Centralization in Social Networks. 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-46), Los Alamitos, California: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Abbasi, A., Chung, K. (2013). Collaborative Innovative Networks: Influence and Performance. 14th International Society of Scientometircs and Informetrics Conference (ISSI 2013), Vienna: Austrian Institute of Technology.
  • Levula, A., Chung, K., Young, J., White, K. (2013). Envisioning complexity in healthcare systems through social networks. 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013), New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Komashie, A., Yorke-Smith, N. (2013). Envisioning complexity in healthcare systems using discrete event simulation and social network analysis. 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013), New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Rebehy, S., Chung, K. (2013). Measuring performance & interrelatedness in social networks of knowledge workers. 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013), New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Piraveenan, M., Uddin, M., Chung, K., Kasthurirathna, D. (2013). Quantifying encircling behaviour in complex networks. 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2013), USA: IEEE. [More Information]
  • Piraveenan, M., Thedchanamoorthy, G., Uddin, M., Chung, K. (2013). Quantifying topological robustness of networks under sustained targeted attacks. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 3(4), 939-952. [More Information]
  • Uddin, M., Piraveenan, M., Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2013). Topological Analysis of Longitudinal Networks. 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-46), Los Alamitos, California: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Young, J., White, K. (2013). Towards a networks-enabled complexity profile for examining responsibility for decision-making by healthcare professionals. 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013), New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]

2012

  • Chung, K. (2012). A Social Network Model for Understanding Technology Use for Knowledge-Intensive Workers. In I-Hsien Ting,Tzung-Pei Hong, Leon Shyue-Liang Wang (Eds.), Social Network Mining, Analysis and Research Trends: Techniques and Applications, (pp. 250-269). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Piraveenan, M., Chung, K., Uddin, M. (2012). Assortativity of links in directed networks. International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science (FCS 2012), Las Vegas: CSREA Press.
  • Uddin, M., Chung, K., Piraveenan, M. (2012). Capturing Actor-level Dynamics of Longitudinal Networks. 2012 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012), Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society. [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Piraveenan, M., Uddin, M. (2012). Community Evolution and Engagement through Assortative Mixing in Online Social Networks. 2012 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012), Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society.
  • Abbasi, A., Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2012). Egocentric Analysis of Co-Authorship Network Structure, Position and Performance. Information Processing and Management, 48, 671-679. [More Information]
  • Kim-Chung, Y., Hossain, L., Chung, K. (2012). Expertise Access and Sharing through Social Networks for Complex Disaster Coordination. 9th conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis, Zurich: University of Zurich.
  • Piraveenan, M., Uddin, M., Chung, K. (2012). Measuring topological robustness of networks under sustained targeted attacks. 2012 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012), Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society. [More Information]
  • Rebehy, S., Chung, K. (2012). Modeling Complex Social Behaviour and Performance in Knowledge Intensive Work. 9th conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis, Zurich: University of Zurich.
  • Paredes, W., Chung, K. (2012). Modelling learning & performance: A social networks perspective. 2nd International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2012, New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library.

2011

  • Chung, K., Chatfield, A. (2011). An empirical analysis of Online Social Network Structure to understand Citizen Engagement in Public Policy and Community Building. International Journal of Electronic Governance, 4(1/2), 85-103. [More Information]
  • Chung, K. (2011). Community Building through Online Social Networks: Evolution and Engagement. 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Identifying the Information Systems Discipline (ACIS 2011), Sydney, Australia: AIS Electronic Library (AISeL).
  • Chung, K. (2011). Understanding Attitudes to Performance in Knowledge-Intensive Work: The Influence of Social Networks and Information and Communication Technology Use. Germany: LAP - LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

2010

  • Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2010). Towards a social network model for understanding information and communication technology use for general practitioners in rural Australia. Computers in Human Behavior, 26(4), 562-571. [More Information]

2009

  • Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2009). Measuring performance of knowledge-intensive workgroups through social networks. Project Management Journal, 40(2), 34-58.

2008

  • Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2008). Network structure, ICT use and performance attitudes of knowledge workers. 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2008, Galway, Ireland: Association of Information Systems.
  • Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2008). Network Structure, Position, Ties and ICT Use in Distributed Knowledge-Intensive Work. 2008 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

2007

  • Hossain, L., Chung, K., Hasan-Murshed, S. (2007). Exploring Temporal Communication Through Social Networks. The 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2007), Germany: Springer.
  • Chung, K., Hossain, L., Davis, J. (2007). Individual Performance in Knowledge Intensive Work through Social Networks. 45th Annual COmputer Personnel Research Conference (ACM SIGMIS-CPR 2007), USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Chung, K., Hossain, L. (2007). The effect of ICT enabled social networks on performance. Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2007), Portugal: Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC).

2006

  • Hossain, L., Wu, A., Chung, K. (2006). Actor Centrality Correlates to Project Based Coordination. Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2006, 20th Anniversary), USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Chung, K. (2006). Network Measures & Simulation for Knowledge Intensive Work Performance. ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2006, Sydney, Australia: ACSPRI: Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Ind.

2005

  • Chung, K., Hossain, L., Davis, J. (2005). Exploring Sociocentric and Egocentric Approaches for Social Network Analysis. Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific (KMAP) 2005 :Building a Knowledge Society: Linking Government, Business, Academia and the Community, New Zealand: University of Wellington.
  • Chung, K., Hossain, L., Davis, J. (2005). Social Networks and ICT use correlates to Individual Performance. Applications of Social Network Analysis 2005, NA, Online proceedings: NA, Online proceedings.

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