Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Software Engineering
Minkyu Kim is a Research Software Engineer at Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Minkyu holds a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University with concentration in natural language processing and software engineering. His main interest in research and development lies in bringing machine learning and language processing into field of political science to help better understand crowd feedback, filter out noise and empower decision makers, enhancing democratic participation.
AI techniques developed in academia and industry are often employed for unstructured text datasets after the fact, by trained analysts, and are rarely integrated into the decision making process. Minkyu is working with Dr. Jerry Kaplan to develop a platform to study such representations of opinion landscapes that could enable governments, advocacy groups and citizens to lead a healthier communication ecosystem.
Before coming to CDDRL, he was a research software engineer at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology under supervision of Dr. Jun Ho Oh, working on object detection and classification in bi-pedal robots. In 2016, he has worked with Dr. James Landay at Stanford Human-Computer Interaction in developing platform for enhancing smart driving experience by using pilot chair embedded with electrical actuators.