Miryung KimFull Professor
University of California, Los Angeles
Computer Science Department
Engineering VI, Room 474
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Ms. Edna Todd
My research focuses on software engineering.
I am a Director of Software
Engineering and Analysis Laboratory at UCLA. My
research focuses on software engineering support for big
data analytics and understanding how data
scientists work in software development.
Research: I am an expert on software
evolution, and I am known for my research on code
clones--code duplication detection, management, and
removal solutions. I have taken a leadership role in
creating and defining the emerging area of Software
Engineering for Data Analytics (SE4DA
I have conducted the
largest scale study of data scientists in industry
and developed automated
testing and debugging for Apache Spark, a
widely-used big data system. Several companies
tech-transferred my research on code clones and big data
Services & Organization: I gave a Keynote Talk at
ASE 2019. I am a Program
Co-Chair of ESEC/FSE 2022, the 30th ACM Joint
European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on
the Foundations of Software Engineering. I gave Distinguished
Lectures at UIUC, UMN, and UC Irvine. I am the
co-organizer of a Dagstuhl Seminar on SE4ML---Software
Engineering for AI-ML based Systems. I am a Program
Co-Chair of ICSME
2019, the 35th IEEE International Conference on
Software Evolution and Maintenance. I am an Associate
Editor of IEEE
Transactions on Software Engineering. I served as an
legislative assembly representative at UCLA.
Funding: My research is supported by grants from National Science Foundation, Air Force Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Okawa Foundation, and Samsung.
History: I ranked No. 1
among all engineering and science students in KAIST
in 2001 and received the Korean Ministry
of Education, Science, and Technology Award, the
highest honor given to an undergraduate student in Korea
BiographyMiryung Kim is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her B.S. in Computer Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2001 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington under the supervision of Dr. David Notkin in 2003 and 2008 respectively. She received an NSF CAREER award in 2011, a Microsoft Software Engineering Innovation Foundation Award in 2011, an IBM Jazz Innovation Award in 2009, a Google Faculty Research Award in 2014, and an Okawa Foundation Research Grant Award in 2015. She is a winner of an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, and 10 Year Most Influence Paper Award from ICSME 2020. Between January 2009 and August 2014, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She joined UCLA as an Associate Professor with Tenure in 2014, and she was promoted to Full Professor in 2019. She is a Humboldt Foundation Fellow from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She also spent time as a visiting researcher at the Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) group at Microsoft Research during the summer of 2011 and 2014. As a side activity, I am passionate about improving diversity in computing and have created Mommy Computer Science Camp, which is designed to teach the basic concepts of Computer Science to 4 to 6 year old children using hands-on activities without using computers. Its story was featured in PC Magazine.
News (more here).
My former PhD student Tianyi Zhang is
joining Purdue University as a tenure track faculty member
in Fall 2021. Congratulations, Tianyi! (News)