[New Faculty] Taehwan Kim

Taehwan Kim is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence and the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). Prior to joining UNIST, he was an applied scientist at Amazon Alexa AI from 2020 to 2021 and a lead research scientist at a start-up company, ObEN, Inc. from 2017 to 2019. Before then, he was a postdoctoral scholar in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences department at the California Institute of Technology working with Prof. Yisong Yue from 2016 to 2017. He completed his PhD in 2016 at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, a philanthropically endowed academic computer science institute located on the University of Chicago campus, and his advisor was Prof. Karen Livescu. He did his master in Computer Science at USC and bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering and Mathematics at POSTECH. His main research interests span various problems related to the fields of Machine Learning and applications to Computer Vision and Language Processing. Specifically, he is interested in Deep Learning, Generative Models, Multimodal Learning, Transfer Learning, and Spatial-Temporal Data Analysis.