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Tech Lead and Research Staff Member
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, NY USA



Short Description

Younghun Kim a technical lead and a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. His current work focuses on big data analytics with the primary focus on predictive analytics  and utility customer analytics for Smart Grids and Energy Research. He finished his Ph.D. in 2010, the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. He worked in the Networked and Embedded Systems Lab. and in the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing as a Graduate Student Researcher since 2007.


Research Interest

[Field of Study]: Cyber-physical systems, Numerical optimization, Optimal control, Machine learning, Ubiquitous computing

[Application]: Fine-grained natural resource monitoring and management in buildings, Infrastructure sensing, Personal resource management, Automatic calibration of distributed wireless sensors, Compact representation of multi-dimensional data


Technical Program Committee

  • IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) 2012
  • ACM workshop on Power-Aware Computing Systems (HotPower) 2012
  • ACM Workshop on Embedded Sensing Systems for Energy-Efficiency in Buildings 2011, 2012


  • 2010: ACM SenSys, ACM BuildSys, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, IEEE ICC, IEEE IS, EURASIP JWCN
  • 2009: IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, IEEE JSAC WSN, IEEE/ACM ACCNSW
  • 2008: IEEE JSAC BAN 2008

Awards and Honors

  • ACM CHI 2013 Best Paper Award
  • The 2013 Computational Sustainability Award by CCC (The Computing Community Consortium)
  • ACM SenSys 2008 Best Paper Award
  • ACM SenSys 2008 NSF Travel Grant
  • Seoul National University Graduate Student Fellowship (2005)
  • Seoul National University Scholarship (1998, 2002-2004)
  • Susuk Foundation Fellowship (1997)