Dr. Miryung Kim is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
She received her B.S. in Computer Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 2001 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington under the supervision of David Notkin in 2003 and 2008 respectively.
Professor Kim's research focuses on software engineering, specifically on software evolution. Her research group, Software Evolution and Analysis Laboratory (SEAL), develops innovative program analysis algorithms and software development tools to make it easier to develop and maintain large scale software systems. SEAL's mission is to improve programmer productivity and program correctness. She studies software development practices through user studies with professional software engineers and through rigorous empirical analysis of open source project data. She is a recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, a Microsoft Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF) Award in 2011, an IBM Jazz Innovation Award in 2009, and an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award (ASE 2010). She also spent time as a visiting researcher at the Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) group at Microsoft Research during the summer of 2011. She ranked No. 1 among all engineering and science students in KAIST in 2001 and received the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology Award, the highest honor given to an undergraduate student in Korea in 2001.