Yelin Kim

Researcher aims to develop AI systems that can better understand and analyze human behaviors, especially emotion

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Yelin Kim

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Human-centered speech and video processing; affective computing; multimodal signal processing; machine learning

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Yelin Kim is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She completing her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Kim’s research involves systems that can sense and interpret social signals, and she is a director of the INSPIRE lab, which stands for Interaction Sensing and Perception in Real Environment.

She is studying automatic emotion recognition, a technology that can provide emotional intelligence to AI systems. Her work focuses on developing statistical and algorithmic approaches that can quantify and analyze nonverbal human behaviors in multimodal (audio-visual) data, particularly emotion expressions during interactions. This research builds upon multimodal signal processing, machine learning, and behavioral science.

In 2018, Kim was selected for a highly competitive Google Faculty Research Award for her work in automatic emotion recognition.