Jinseok Kim

Contact: jinseok.kim at postech.ac.kr

Hello, I'm Jinseok Kim, currently a PhD Candidate at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, advised by Professor Jae-Joon Kim in Device and Integrated Circuit Engineering (DICE) Lab.

Research Interests

My research interests range from algorithm development to chip design, and I have been working on designing efficient digital neuromorphic hardware and deep learning hardware accelerator.

Some examples of my research topics include:

  • FPGA- and ASIC-level development and demonstration (link) of Spiking Neural Network acceleration hardware (named as FireFly)
  • Developing environments and applications for crossbar-based neuromorphic hardware
  • SRAM-based in-memory Binary Neural Network hardware design



  • Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea
    • Ph.D. Candidate in Creative IT Engineering (CiTE)
      • Advisor: Prof. Jae-Joon Kim

Mar. 2015 - Current

    • B.S. in Creative IT Engineering (CiTE)
      • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, GPA: 4.08/4.3

Mar. 2012 - Feb. 2015

  • State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, USA
    • Exchange Student
      • GPA: 4.0/4.0

Sep. 2012 - Dec. 2012

  • Korea Science Academy (KSA) of KAIST, Korea

Mar. 2009 - Feb. 2012


  • Research Intern, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
    • Mentor: Dongsoo Lee, Manager: Pong-Fei Lu
    • Reduced precision deep neural network training

Jun. 2016 - Sep. 2016



  • NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) Global Ph.D. Fellowship Program
    • "Reconfigurable Neuromorphic Hardware with On-chip Learning Capability for Deep Spiking Neural Networks"

Jul. 2016 - Current

  • POSTECH-SUNY Korea IT Consilience Creative Program (ITCCP)

Mar. 2012 - Current


  • Silver Prize (2nd place) in 21st Annual Samsung HumanTech Paper Award in Computer Science & Engineering Division
    • "Resistance Drift Tolerant Data Coding for 4-Level-Cell Phase-Change Memory"

Feb. 2015

  • The best student of the year in ICT Consilience Creative Program
    • MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning), Korea

Aug. 2014