Tue, Oct 20, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Jangwon Kim, Amazon
Talk Title: What do you mean by open minded and well prepared for a new opportunity?
Abstract: Jangwon is passionate about enabling natural and complex human-machine interactions. He is also interested in solving problems in the \'broken\' healthcare system today. In this talk, he will share his personal experiences focusing on how he pursued his passion and followed interests while under real-life constraints, as well as lessons he gained from his experiences. This talk is not about fast promotion and career growth, but taking new opportunities aligned with one\'s passion and interests, failing fast, and learning in new environments, like a kid playing in a jungle gym.
Dr. Kim believes that being open-minded and well prepared helped him grab new and rare opportunities. He will share what they mean to him and how they helped him over the past 10 years.
Biography: Jangwon is a research/applied scientist in multimodal signal processing, speech processing and language processing. His interests include robust Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), affective computing, human-computer interface, computational paralinguistics, healthcare, security, and defense. He finished his PhD at USC in 2015 and worked as a speech scientist at Cobalt Speech and Language for a year. From 2017 to March 2019, he worked as VP of Research at Canary Speech, where he developed machine learning and speech processing technology for healthcare applications. He is now an applied scientist at Amazon, working on ASR, NLP and NLU for Alexa and Amazon Care.
Host: Mihailo Jovanovic
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Benjamin Paul