Jinwoo Shin

Associate Professor
KAIST Endowed Chair Professor
Kim Jaechul Graduate School of AI & School of Electrical Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Biography

Jinwoo Shin is currently an associate professor (jointly affiliated) in Kim Jaechul Graduate School of AI and the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST. He is also a KAIST endowed chair professor. 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. Dr. Shin's early works are mostly on applied probability and theoretical computer science. After he joined KAIST in Fall 2013, he started to work on the algorithmic foundations of machine learning. 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.

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

  • KAIST Endowed Chair Professor 2020 (for the continued contributions of ‘‘faculty in their 40s’’)

  • KAIST Technology Innovation Award 2015 & 2019 (for outstanding achievements in technology innovation and academic research)

  • ACM SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award 2019 (for an influential paper whose impact is still felt 10-12 years after its initial publication)

  • ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Award 2015 (for the best researcher within 7 years of having PhD)

  • Bloomberg Scientific Research Award 2015 (for high-quality computer science research, the first-ever recipient of the grant program)

  • Best Publication Award from INFORMS Applied Probability Society 2013 (for an outstanding paper to the field of Applied Probability during the years 2010–2013)

  • Best Paper Award at ACM MOBIHOC 2013

  • George M. Sprowls Award from MIT EECS Department 2010 (for the best doctoral theses in MIT CS)

  • Kenneth C. Sevcik Award at ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance 2009 (for the best student paper)

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

Selected Service

  • Journal Associate Editor

  • Senior Program Committee

    • Area Chair, AAAI 2022

    • Program Committee Board Member, IJCAI 2022-2024

    • Area Chair, ICLR 2022

    • Area Chair, NeurIPS 2021

    • Senior Program Committee, IJCAI 2021

    • Senior Program Committee, AAAI 2021

    • Area Chair, ICLR 2021

    • Area Chair, NeurIPS 2020

    • Senior Program Committee, IJCAI 2020

    • Area Chair, ICLR 2020

    • Rising Star Award Committee Chair, SIGMETRICS 2020

    • Area Chair, ICLR 2019

Contact

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