Kevin Hyekang Joo

I am a graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I work as a research assistant on projects primarily concerning computer vision and machine learning with Advisor David W. Jacobs.

Previously, I conducted research on Data Science and Data Visualization with Dr. Leilani Battle at UWash Interactive Data Lab (formerly UMD Battle Data Lab) and on Detection and Tracking with Dr. Mohammad Nayeem Teli at the University of Maryland. In addition, I have conducted research on Temporal Action Proposal Generation and 3D Reconstruction as an affiliate research assistant under Dr. Ngan Le at the AICV Lab based in the University of Arkansas.

I received a B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park, in May 2021, where I majored in Computer Science with specialization in Machine Learning and minored in Technology Entrepreneurship.

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  • 10/21: A paper [2] accepted at BMVC 2021 for oral presentation
  • 9/21: Joins the Education Committee at the University of Maryland
  • 8/21: Receives Graduate Research Assistantship as a Research Assistant for Fall 2021
  • 7/21: Selected as one of 12 receipients of $10,000 Google Scholarship in the year of 2021
  • 6/21: Starts Research Internship with Dr. Leilani Battle at the University of Maryland through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
  • 5/21: Graduates from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Computer Science (Machine Learning Track)
  • 6/20: Starts Software Engineering Internship at Amazon
  • 6/19: Starts Software Engineering Internship at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Herndon, VA
[2] AEI: Actors-Environment Interaction with Adaptive Attention for Temporal Action Proposals Generation new
Khoa Vo, Hyekang Joo*, Kashu Yamazaki*, Sang Truong, Kris Kitani, Minh-Triet Tran, Ngan Le
The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), 2021 (Oral Presentation)
computer vision
BMVC '21 statistics: 40 (3.33%) oral / 437 (36.23%) accept / 1206 submissions
tags: temporal action proposal generation, activitynet
project page / pdf / bibtex / [To be released by early-November]

The human perceives the establishment of an action in a video through the interaction between an actor and the surrounding environment. We borrow the idea in producing the proposed Actor-Environment Interaction network.
[1] Guided Hyperparameter Tuning Through Visualization and Inference
Hyekang Joo*, Calvin Bao*, Ishan Sen, Furong Huang, Leilani Battle
arXiv, 2021
machine learning hci
tags: hyperparameter tuning, AutoML
pdf / bibtex

We create an AutoML tool and run evaluations on machine translation and image classification through user studies.

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ALD Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
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Teaching Assistant Experience
UMDCS Computer Science TA
Object-Oriented Programming I (CMSC131)
Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Business TA
Marketing High-Technology Products and Innovations (ENES462)
Spring 2021
Leading and Financing the Technology Venture (ENES466)
Spring 2021

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