Kyung-Ah Sohn (손경아), Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Software and Computer Engineering
College of of Information Technology, Ajou University
206 Worldcup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, 16499, Korea  
Email: kasohn a-t gmail | ajou.ac.kr

* I'm looking for motivated students with interest in data mining/machine learning and biomedical informatics. If you are interested in joining my group, please send me an email with your CV. Applications at both the PhD and MS level are welcome. Undergraduate internship positions are also available (local students only). 

Research Interest 
  • Machine Learning: probabilistic graphical model, Bayesian model, deep learning, multi-view learning, structured prediction
  • Biomedical Informatics: multi-omics data, computational genomics, network-based analysis, digital healthcare
  • Social media data mining: multi-modal data analysis, image/text mining   
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    • Ph.D in Computer Science,                                      December 2011
      • Advised by Professor Eric P. Xing
      • Thesis title: Learning ancestral genetic processes using non-parametric Bayesian models 
  • Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    • M.S. in Computer Science,                                       February 2003
      • Advised by Professor Myung-Soo Kim
      • Thesis title: Computing distances between surfaces using line geometry
    • Graduate Student in Mathematics,                        March 2000 - August 2000
    • B.S. in Mathematics,                                                February 2000
      • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Associate Professor,       March  2017 – present
  • Assistant Professor,       March  2013 – Feb 2017
    •  Department of Software and Computer Engineering, Ajou University, South Korea
  • Research Assistant Professor,       April 2012 – February 2013
    • College of Medicine / Systems Biomedical Informatics Research Center, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow,                          January 2012 – February 2012  
    • Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Full time researcher,                           February 2003 - May 2005
    • Human-Computer-Interaction/Computing lab, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, South Korea