Jinwoo Shin Wins 2015 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Research Award

ACM SIGMETRICS is pleased to announce the selection of Prof. Jinwoo Shin of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) as the recipient of the 2015 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Research Award for fundamental contributions to design and analysis of distributed, high-performance algorithms for stochastic queueing networks and graphical models.

Jinwoo Shin is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He received his PhD in Mathematics from MIT in 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Devavrat Shah, for which he received the George M. Sprowls Award given for the best doctoral thesis in computer science at MIT. He graduated from Seoul National University in Computer Science and Mathematics (double majors). His research interests are in machine learning, algorithms, communication, and networks, with a particular focus on probabilistic graphical models, large-scale optimization, combinatorial resource allocation, and distributed scheduling. The research accomplishments of Dr. Jinwoo Shin have led to fundamental advances in distributed algorithm design and analysis for resource allocation in stochastic processing networks and inference in graphical models.

He received the Scientific Research Award from Bloomberg L.P. in 2015, the Best Publication Award from the INFORMS Applied Probability Society in 2013 for his work on optimal distributed scheduling in wireless networks, the Best Paper Award at the ACM MobiHoc Conference in 2013, and the Kenneth C. Sevcik (Best Student Paper) Award at ACM Sigmetrics/Performance in 2009.

For more information about Dr. Jinwoo Shin, please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/mijirim/.

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