Daeun Kim 

e-mail: daeunk AT usc DOT edu

    I am a post-doctoral scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California, working under the guidance of Professor Justin P. Haldar and Richard M. Leahy at the Biomedical Imaging Group.  My research interests include multidimensional signal processing, constrained signal processing, inverse problems, experiment design, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and biomedical data processing.

    • University of Southern California
      • Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering (Aug. 2019)
        • Dissertation: High-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Microstructure
    • Ewha Womans University, South Korea 
      • Integrated Bachelor's and Master's program (3.5 + 1.5 years)
      • M.S. in electronic and electrical engineering (Feb. 2010)
        • Thesis: Parametric blind deconvolution of bi-level images with unknown intensities
      • B.S. in electronic and electrical engineering (Aug. 2008)
        • Magna Cum Laude

    Professional experiences
    • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Biomedical Imaging Group, Signal and Image Processing Institute, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, Oct. 2019 - present
      • Advisors: Professor Justin P. Haldar and Professor Richard M. Leahy
    • Graduate Research Assistant, Biomedical Imaging Group, Signal and Image Processing Institute, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, Sept. 2013 - Aug. 2019
      • Advisor: Professor Justin P. Haldar 
    • Research Assistant, MRI physics group, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, May 2012 - July 2013
      • Advisor: Professor Jongho Lee
    • Researcher, Advanced MRI team, Neuroscience Research Institute, South Korea, Oct. 2010 - Mar. 2012
      • Advisors: Dr. Zhang-Hee Cho and Dr. Seiji Ogawa
    • Assistant Engineer, Digital Appliance, Samsung Electronics, Suwon, South Korea, Feb. 2010 - Oct. 2010
    • Graduate Research Assistant, Digital Signal Processing Lab., Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Ewha Womans University, South Korea, Sept. 2008 - Feb. 2010
      • Advisor: Professor Jeongtae Kim
      Selected awards and honors (since 2013)
      • Summa Cum Laude Merit Award, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2018.
      • Alfred E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Doctoral Fellowship, USC Alfred E. Mann Institute, 2017-2018. (link)
      • Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Merit Award for Current Doctoral StudentsUSC WiSE, 2017-2018. (link)
      • 1st Place Award for Best Abstract Presentation, ISMRM Quantitative MR Study Group, 2017. 
      • Magna Cum Laude Merit Award, ISMRM 2017.      
      • One of the top ten most popular abstracts, ISMRM 2016. (link) 
        • Best Poster Award, USC Electrical Engineering Research Festival, 2016.  
        • Magna Cum Laude Merit Award, ISMRM 2014. 
        • Honorable Mention for a Technical Poster (2nd Place Award), International workshop on MRI phase contrast and Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM) 2013. 
        • ISMRM Educational Stipend, 2014(declined), 2016, 2017 and 2018.
        • QSM Travel Award, 2013.