Dr. Yelin Kim

Yelin Kim

Computational human behavior and interaction analysis, human-centered and affective computing, multimodal signal processing, machine learning, computer vision

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Yelin Kim
Assistant Professor
 

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address:
LI 090B
Phone:
518-442-5081
Personal Pages: http://yelinkim.com

 

Introduction

Dr. Yelin Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and a director of the Inspire lab (Backronym: Interaction Sensing and Perception in Real Environment). 

Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering: Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2016


MS, Electrical Engineering: Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013

BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2011

Research Interests

Dr. Kim’s research is in the area of human-centered and affective computing, developing systems and devices for automatic sensing, quantification, and interpretation of affective and social signals during interactive communication. Her research builds upon techniques from diverse areas, including machine learning, multimodal (speech and video) signal processing, computer vision, and behavioral science.

For more information about Professor Kim's research: http://yelinkim.com.

Publications

Selected Publications:  

Yelin Kim and Emily Mower Provost. "Emotion Recognition During Speech Using Dynamics of Multiple Regions of the Face." ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM TOMM), Special Issue on Extended Best Papers from ACM Multimedia, October, 2015, pp.25:1--25:23. Invited Journal. 

Yelin Kim, Jixu Chen, Ming-Ching Chang, Xin Wang, Emily Mower Provost, and Siwei Lyu. "Modeling Transition Patterns Between Events for Temporal Human Action Segmentation and Classification." IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), Ljubljana, Slovenia, May, 2015, pp. 1-8. [patent filed; U.S. Serial No. 14/702,229] (Acceptance rate: 12%) 

Yelin Kim and Emily Mower Provost. "Say Cheese vs. Smile: Reducing Speech-Related Variability for Facial Emotion Recognition." Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM). Florida, USA, November, 2014, pp. 27-36. (Acceptance rate: 19%) Best Student Paper Award

Yelin Kim, Honglak Lee, and Emily Mower Provost. "Deep Learning for Robust Feature Generation in Audio-Visual Emotion Recognition." IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. May, 2013, pp. 3687-3691.  

Yelin Kim and Emily Mower Provost. "Emotion Classification via Utterance-Level Dynamics: A Pattern-Based Approach to Characterizing Affective Expressions." IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. May, 2013, pp.3677-3681.

Awards and Honors

Professor Kim is a recipient of several awards and scholarships, including the Best Student Paper at ACM Multimedia 2014, the Korean Government Scholarship for Study Abroad, the Qualcomm Scholarship, the Korea National Science Scholarship, and the Temasek Foundation-Singapore Management University Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking Scholarship.