Seon Ho Kim – USC Faculty Instructor

Seon Ho Kim, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Integrated Media Systems Center at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

He also teaches Data Informatics in the Data Program at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

He received his BS degree in Electronic Engineering from the Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 1986. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 1994 and 1999 respectively. Between 1999 and 2010, he worked as a faculty member at University of Denver, Colorado, and University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC.

Dr. Kim’s current research interest is on spatial database, Big Data, IoT and Smart City, multimedia systems, and image machine learning. He has been leading MediaQ project which is a social media data collection and management platform, and recently TVDP project which focuses on a translational visual data platform for urban geo-tagged visual data collection, processing, and analysis. Dr. Kim’s projects have been funded by US federal and local government, industries such as Google, Northrop Grumman Corp., Microsoft, Oracle, and Intel. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM. He worked as the president of KSEA-SC (Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association Southern California Chapter) and the president of KOCSEA (Korean Computer Scientists and Engineers in America).

Dr. Kim is also the founder and president of SoDAVi (Social Data Analysis and Visulization) Group, a non-profit organization which aims for providing data collection and analysis service to Korean-American community in Southern California.

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