Kim Receives 2013 Sloan Research Fellowship
One of Four Carnegie Mellon Faculty Members Honored
Seyoung Kim, assistant professor in the Lane Center for Computational Biology, is one of four Carnegie Mellon University faculty members awarded a prestigious 2013 Sloan Research Fellowship. They are among 126 scientists and scholars so honored this year by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The Fellowships, which include an award of $50,000 for two years, seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.
Kim's research focuses on computational genomics, population genetics, and statistical machine learning. She is interested in developing statistical machine learning tools for analyzing large-scale genomic data and investigating biological systems of various organisms and disease processes using these tools. She was a recipient last year of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
She received her bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Seoul National University in Korea and her Ph.D. in computer science at the University of California, Irvine. She was a post-doctoral fellow in CMU's Machine Learning Department before joining the Lane Center faculty in 2011.
Other recipients at CMU are David Brumley, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering who earned his Ph.D. in computer science at CMU in 2008; Gautam Iyer, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, and Rachel Mandelbaum, assistant professor of physics.
In addition to Brumley, four other SCS alumni also are new Fellows: Derek Hoiem of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ryan Williams of Stanford University, Bianca Schroeder of the University of Toronto, Caitlin Kelleher of the University of Washington in St. Louis, and Jason Ernst of UCLA.