Yuna Huh Wong is a policy researcher who works on a number of defense and national security topics. She has lead and co-lead projects on:
- Implications of artificial intelligence an autonomous systems within militaries for deterrence and escalation.
- Wargaming methods, tools, best practices, and recommendations for developing U.S. Marine Corps wargaming capabilities.
- Development of the wargame that supported the 2018 National Defense Strategy.
- Development of the game that stress tested the first ever NATO Military Strategy in 2019.
- Recommendations for wargaming operations in the information environment.
- Options for human-machine teaming in a littoral enviorment.
Other project work includes facilitating a tabletop exercise to examined defense support to civil agencies in a cyberattack; support to the DHS Quandrennial Homeland Security Review; and support to U.S. Coast Guard gaming.
She holds a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, where her dissertation was on non-combatants in urban operations and in military models and simulations. She has a M.A. in political science from Columbia University and a B.S. in economics and a B.S. political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Yuna Huh Wong, John M. Yurchak, Robert W. Button, Aaron Frank, Burgess Laird, Osonde A. Osoba, Randall Steeb, Benjamin N. Harris, Sebastian Joon Bae, Deterrence in the Age of Thinking Machines, RAND Corporation (RR-2797-RC), 2020
Yuna Huh Wong, Sebastian Joon Bae, Elizabeth M. Bartels, Benjamin Smith, Next-Generation Wargaming for the U.S. Marine Corps: Recommended Courses of Action, RAND Corporation (RR-2227-USMC), 2019
David T. Orletsky, Yuna Huh Wong, Brien Alkire, Steven Berner, David R. Frelinger, Forrest E. Morgan, Karl P. Mueller, Marek N. Posard, Richard Silberglitt, William Young, Evaluating Future Trends in Support of the Air Force Strategic Environment Assessment, Rand Corporation (RR-1701-AF), 2019