Email : 's'ykim (replace the 's' with 'sss') at acm.org
Research interests: My main research interests lie in developing statistical machine learning techniques to address significant methodological problems in computational genomics. Recent advances in genome-wide profiling technology have allowed researchers to probe various aspects of biological systems on a system-wide scale, such as the transcriptome, proteome, metabolome, and epigenome. In addition, it is expected that in the future, genome sequencing will become a routine process that can be applied to a large number of individuals. Given the high-dimensional nature of genome-scale data in which many entities interact with each other in a complex manner, I'm interested in developing statistical machine learning techniques for understanding the genetic basis of diseases and disease-related biological processes with the ultimate goal of personalized medicine.
Bio: I received my B.S. in computer engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, and Ph.D. in from the University of California, Irvine. I was a postdoctoral fellow in Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University. I was an Assistant and Associate Professor in Computational Biology Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University until 2023. I was on parental leave during 2015 spring and 2016-2018 academic years for my two children. I received an NSF Career Award and Sloan Research Fellowship.
Courses taught at CMU:
02-710 - Computational Genomics (Spring 2023, Spring 2022, Spring 2016)
02-680 - Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Scientists (Fall 2022, Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019)
02-620 - Machine Learning for Scientists (Spring 2021, Spring 2020)
02-715 - Advanced Topics in Computational Genomics (Spring 2019, Spring 2013)
02-701 - Journal Club (Fall 2018)
10-601B - Machine Learning (Fall 2015)
02-223 - Personalized Medicine: Understanding Your Own Genome (Fall 2014)
10-601B - Machine Learning (Spring 2014)
02-223 - How to Analyze Your Own Genome (Fall 2013)
02-715 - Advanced Topics in Computational Genomics
02-223 - How to Analyze Your Own Genome (Fall 2012)
02-710 - Computational Genomics (Spring 2012)