Jinwoo Shin


Jinwoo Shin is currently an associate professor (jointly affiliated) in the Graduate School of AI and the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST He obtained B.S. degrees (in Math and CS) from Seoul National University in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree (in Math) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 with George M. Sprowls Award (for best MIT CS PhD theses). He was a postdoctoral researcher at Algorithms & Randomness Center, Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010-2012 and Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences Department, IBM T. J. Watson Research in 2012-2013. He joined KAIST in Fall 2013.

Dr. Shin has worked on developing advanced algorithms for machine learning and stochastic networks, under a mixture of flavors including applied probability and theoretical computer science. He received the Rising Star Award in 2015 from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group for the computer systems performance evaluation community (SIGMETRICS). He also 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 Test of Time Award 2019.

He has published papers at top conferences of various disciplines: NIPS/NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, UAI, AISTATS (machine/deep learning), CVPR, ICCV (computer vision), SIGMETRICS, INFOCOM, MOBIHOC (networks), FOCS (theoretical computer science), ISIT (information theory), OSDI (operating system), S&P (security), SenSys (mobile computing) and CDC (control). He is currently an associate editor at IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and ACM Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems. He has served as a technical program committee (or reviewer) for numerous conferences including AAAI, ICLR (area chair), ICML, INFOCOM, MOBIHOC, NIPS, SIGMETRICS and UAI, and a technical advisor on machine learning for numerous companies including AITRICS, AIZEN, I-SENS, QISENS and XBRAIN.

Erdös number 2 (Paul Erdös - Prasad Tetali - Jinwoo Shin) and Einstein number 4 (Albert Einstein - Ernst Gabor Straus - Béla Bollobás - David Gamarnik - Jinwoo Shin)

Ph.D. Thesis

Efficient Distributed Medium Access Algorithm

Jinwoo Shin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics, 2010
George M. Sprowls Award (for best doctoral theses in MIT CS)
Advisor: Devavrat Shah, Department of EECS, MIT

Selected Honor

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Email: jinwoos@kaist.ac.kr
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