Keun Soo YIM is an experimental computer scientist who is trying to bridge the gap between industry and academia. He currently solves challenging practical problems at Google LLC. His current research interests are software engineering productivity and quality. He can be contacted at his lastname (at) google (dot) com.

 Name in other languages:
  任根洙 (本貫: 長興)




University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Illinois, USA

- Ph.D. in Computer Science
- Thesis title: From Experiment To Design: Fault Characterization and Detection in Parallel Computer Systems Using Computational Accelerators

- Thesis defended at Sep. 7, 2012.

- Degree conferred at May 12, 2013.


Seoul National University,
Seoul, Korea

- M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- Thesis title: Studies on Compressed Memory Architectures and Decentralized Communication Systems for Ubiquitous Computing


Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

- B.Sc. in Computer Science and Industrial System Engineering
- B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Completed a Program for Informatics Specialist

 Research and Development Experience


Senior Software Engineer, Tools and Infrastructure (current rank), Google, Inc., Mountain View, California, USA
- Project: Cloud Infrastructure for Android and Mobile Apps (2015/02-)
- Project: Engineering Productivity of Advertisement Spam Detection Systems (2012-2015/01)


RA, Information Trust Institute, UIUC, Illinois, USA
- Project: Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIP & TCIPG)


Research Intern, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, USA
- Project: Productive, Easy-to-use, Reliable Computing System (PERCS)


Software Engineering Intern, Google, Inc., Chicago, USA


R&D Staff Member / Project Leader (final rank), Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Yongin, Korea


Research Intern, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT), Yokosuka, Japan


RA & TA, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


Software Engineer (Freelancer), venture companies, Seoul, Korea

 Major Research Areas

 - Software Engineering for Big Data and Open Source Software

 - Experimental System Security for Cloud and Mobile Computing

 - Co-designed Failure Detection for CPU-GPU Hybrid Computers

 - Flash Memory Based Storage System Optimization

 - Embedded Real-Time Operating Systems

 - Low-Power Wireless Sensor Network Protocols