Jinwoo Shin


Jinwoo Shin is currently an associate professor at the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST, Korea. His current major research interest is on algorithmic questions for machine learning and networking. He obtained the Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 with George M. Sprowls (Best MIT CS PhD Thesis) Award and B.S. degrees (in Math and CS) from Seoul National University in 2001. After spending two years (2010-2012) at Algorithms & Randomness Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, one year (2012-2013) at Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences Department, IBM T. J. Watson Research, he joined KAIST EE in Fall 2013. He received Kenneth C. Sevcik Award at ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance 2009, Best Publication Award from INFORMS Applied Probability Society 2013, Best Paper Award at ACM MOBIHOC 2013, Bloomberg Scientific Research Award 2015 and ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Award 2015. He has served TPCs at AAAI, ICC, ICML, INFOCOM, INFORMS, MOBIHOC, NIPS, SIGMETRICS, UAI, WIOPT and AEs at IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, ACM Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems.

Erdos number 2: Paul Erdos - Prasad Tetali - Jinwoo Shin


  • PhD in Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010 (advisor: Devavrat Shah)

  • BS in Mathematics and Computer Science (double majors), Seoul National University, 2001


During/After PhD


  • NIPS, ICML, UAI, AISTATS Traveling Awards/Scholarships

  • Qualcomm Fellowship Award, 2016

  • MSRA Fellowship Nomination Award, 2015

  • Bronze Prize at the 21th Samsung Humantech Thesis Prize Awards, 2015

  • Gold Prize at the 20th Samsung Humantech Thesis Prize Awards, 2014

  • Qualcomm Fellowship Award, 2013

Before PhD

  • MIT Applied Mathematics Fellowship, 2005 - 2006

  • Second Place in the 17th Korean Undergraduate Mathematics Competition, 1998

  • Science Olympiad Scholarship, 1997 - 2001

  • Rank 1st in the 8th Seoul Mathematical Olympiad from Korean Mathematical Society, 1996

  • Silver Medal in the 9th Korean Mathematical Olympiad from Korean Mathematical Society, 1995

  • Silver Medal in the 36th International Mathematical Olympiad in Toronto, Canada, 1995

  • Bronze Medal in the 7th Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad, 1995

  • Silver Medal in the 8th Korean Mathematical Olympiad from Korean Mathematical Society, 1994



Email: jinwoos@kaist.ac.kr
Phone: 82-42-350-7432
Office: N1-914

Administrator: Insuk Woo
Email: iswoo@kaist.ac.kr
Phone: 82-42-350-7531
Office: N1-815