WNCG Welcomes Two New Faculty

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

WNCG welcomes two new faculty for the fall semester: Kyeji Kim and Atlas Wang.

Photo of Prof. Hyeji Kim

Hyeji Kim comes to WNCG having joined Texas ECE as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020.

Previously she served as a researcher at Samsung AI Research Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Before she joined Samsung AI Research, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2016 and 2013, respectively, and her B.S. degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from KAIST in 2011.

Her research interests include information theory, machine learning, and wireless communications. She is a recipient of the Stanford Graduate Fellowship and participant of the Rising Stars in EECS Workshop in 2015.

 

Photo of Prof. Atlas Wang Atlas Wang also joined Texas ECE as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020.

He was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, at Texas A&M University, from 2017 to 2020. He received his Ph.D. degree in ECE from UIUC in 2016, advised by Professor Thomas S. Huang; and his bachelor's degree in EEIS from USTC in 2012. Prof. Wang is broadly interested in the fields of machine learning, computer vision, optimization, and their interdisciplinary applications. His latest interests focus on automated machine learning (AutoML), learning-based optimization, machine learning robustness, and efficient deep learning. His research is gratefully supported by NSF, DARPA, ARL/ARO, as well as a few more industry and university grants.

He has received many research awards and scholarships, including most recently an ARO Young Investigator award, an IBM faculty research award, an Amazon research award, a Young Faculty Fellow of TAMU, and four research competition prizes from CVPR/ICCV/ECCV.