Suji Kim

Master Student, Computer Science at USC

Los Angeles, CA 90007

I am a graduate student in Computer Science at the University of Southern California. I received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Seoul Women’s University.

Currently, I am working with Prof. Xiang Ren as part of his Intelligence and Knowledge Discovery(INK) Research Lab which focuses on machine learning and natural language processing.

I love to participate hackathons and complete various projects to explore new interests.

Email: sujikim [at]


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  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    • Master of Science, Computer Science, June 2019 - May 2021
    • Advisor: Prof. Xiang Ren
  • Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea
    • Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Mar 2015 - Feb 2019
    • Overall GPA: 4.26/4.5, Major GPA: 4.4/4.5
Work Experience
  • Intelligence and knowledge Discovery Research Lab, USC, Los Angeles, CA (December 2019 - May 2021)
    • Research Assistant
  • USC Iovine and Young Academy, Los Angeles, CA (June 2019 - Sept 2019)
    • iOS Developer
  • AhnLab Inc., Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (Dec 2018 – May 2019)
    • R&D Innovation Team Intern
Awards and Scholarships
  • HackSC2021, Los Angeles, California (Feb 2021)
  • LA Hacks2020, Los Angeles, California (Mar 2020)
  • Academic Scholarships, Seoul Women’s University
    • Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
    • Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement (Senior Scholarship): awarded 3 times
    • Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Junior Scholarship): awarded 4 times
  • Unithon 7th, UNIT & NEXTERS:IT Unithon, Seoul, South Korea (July 2018)
    • Grand Prize (1st Place)
  • International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems(ICCAS), Jeju-do, South Korea (Oct 2017)
    • Best Presentation Winners Award for Interactive Poster Sessions
  • Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea (July 2017)
    • Grand Prize (2nd Place, Member of Programming GURU2 Hackathon)
Technical Skills
  • Programming Languages:
    • Proficient: Python, Swift
    • Basic: C++, C, Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Version Control: Git, SVN
  • Database, Tools: MySQL, AWS(MySQL, S3)