(last updated: Oct 2019)
### Teaching & Mentorship

### General

### Research

### Miscellany

I am a fifth-year graduate student at MIT pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, currently advised by Bonnie Berger. My mathematical interests lie at the intersection of Combinatorics and Statistics. In particular, I find probabilistic models and theoretical questions inspired by applications (i.e. biology) attractive. Currently, I am collaborating with Gibson Lab to develop various methods for analyzing microbiome data.

My first name is pronounced "Young Hoon", without the g. My colleagues simply call me "Youn".

- Recitation Instructor, 18.650 (Statistics) - Spring 2020
- Recitation Instructor, 18.600 (Probability) - Fall 2019
- Recitation Instructor, 6.431x (Probability, edX Micromasters Program in Statistics and Data Science)
- TA, 18.6501x (Fundamentals of Statistics, edX Micromasters Program in Statistics and Data Science)
- Grader, 18.404 (Theory of Computation, Prof. Sipser)
- TA, 18.085 (Computational Science and Engineering, Prof. Gil Strang)
- TA, 18.418 (Topics in Computational Bio, Prof. Bonnie Berger)

I've also worked as a mentor for MIT PRIMES, RSI, Directed Reading Program (DRP) and √Mathroots.

I received a Bachelor of Science degree in May 2016 from Brown University in Mathematics and Computer Science. During my time there, I was fortunate enough to be in the company of Professors Sorin Istrail and Ben Raphael.

Prior to finishing undergrad, I was employed by Orbis Systems in Jersey City, NJ as a programmer from 2009 to 2013.

- Kim Y, Acharya S, Alfonsetti D, Gerber G, Berger B, Gibson T.
*Strain Tracking from Time-Series Data*. (Workshop poster, ICML Compbio 2020) - Kim Y, Mossel E, Ramnarayan G, Turner P.
*Efficient Reconstruction of Stochastic Pedigrees*. [arxiv] - Kim Y, Koehler F, Moitra A, Mossel E, Ramnarayan G.
*How Many Subpopulations is Too Many? Exponential Lower Bounds for Inferring Population Histories*. RECOMB 2019, Journal of Computational Biology Special Issue. [arxiv] [journal] - Leiserson MD, Vandin F, Wu HT, Dobson JR, Eldridge JV, Thomas JL, Papoutsaki A, Kim Y, Niu B, McLellan M, Lawrence MS.
*Pan-cancer network analysis identifies combinations of rare somatic mutations across pathways and protein complexes.*Nature genetics 2015. [article]

- I was an organizer for the
**MIT Simple Person's Applied Math Seminar (SPAMS)**for 2018 ~ 2019. Graduate students give talks that are roughly thirty-minutes long, zero-pressure and are meant for fun and expository (applied) mathematics to be presented to a curious audience. We've hosted people from various departments, not just mathematics. Please attend or give a talk!

The best way to get in touch is by e-mail: younhun (at) mit (dot) edu.

Department of Mathematics, Room 2-341C

Massachusetts Institute of Technology