Hyeji Kim is an assistant professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Prior to joining UT Austin in 2020, she spent two years at the Samsung AI Research Cambridge UK as a machine learning researcher. She received her PhD from the department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 2016, under the supervision of Abbas El Gamal. Following her PhD, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hosted by Pramod Viswanath and Sewoong Oh.
Hyeji’s research interests are in information theory, machine learning, deep learning, and wireless communications, including inventing communication algorithms via deep learning, understanding the behavior of deep learning via information theory, and developing methodologies for designing lightweight high-accuracy neural network models.