Bio

I am an Assistant Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, I was a Research Assistant Professor at Information and Electronics Research Institute of KAIST, working with Prof. Changho Suh. Before that, I was a postdoctoral scholar at the same institute. I received my PhD in May 2016 from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at UC Berkeley and my Master of Science degree from the same department in December 2012, both under the supervision of Prof. Kannan Ramchandran. I was a member of Berkeley Laboratory of Information and System Sciences (BLISS, aka Wireless Foundation) and BASiCS Group. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in May 2010.

Research Interests

machine learning, deep learning, information theory and coding

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, UW Madison, 2019.08 –

  • Research Assistant Professor, KAIST, 2018.10 – 2019.06

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, KAIST, 2016.06 – 2018.09

  • Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley, 2010.08 – 2016.05

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of California, Berkeley, 2010.08 - 2016.5
    Major : Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Advisor : Prof. Kannan Ramchandran
    Thesis : Speeding up distributed storage and computing systems using codes

  • Master of Science (MS), University of California, Berkeley, 2010.08 - 2012.12
    Major : Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Advisor : Prof. Kannan Ramchandran
    Thesis : An Optimized Distributed Video-on-Demand Streaming System: Theory and Design

Awards and Honors

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, ECECSME 532 Matrix Methods in Machine Learning at UW Madison, Fall 2019.

  • Head GSI (The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award), EECS 126 Probability and Random Processes at UC Berkeley, Fall 2015. webpage

  • Head GSI, EECS 126 Probability and Random Processes at UC Berkeley, Fall 2014. webpage

Work Experience

Extracurricular Activities

  • Invited Mentor, Dream Concert (hosted by SisaIn), 2019, 2015, 2014