Kyungim Baek

Assistant Professor
Department of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Pacific Ocean Science and Technology (POST) Building, Room #317
1680 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822

Office: POST 314F
Phone: (808) 956-8560
Fax: (808) 956-3548
E-mail: kyungim(AT)

I am an Assistant Professor in the Information and Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. I am a co-PI of the Bioinformatics Laboratory (BiL) in ICS department and an Associate Director of the Bioinformatics Core of COBRE, Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research. Prior to my current appointment, I was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Laboratory for Intelligent Imaging and Neural Computing (LIINC) at Columbia University between 2002 and 2005. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University in 2002, my M.Sc. in Computer Science, and B.Sc. in Mathematics from Sogang University in 1996 and 1994 respectively.

My research interests are in the following areas: More information on my research in Bioinformatics can be found on the BiL website.

All publications are listed in my publications page.

Student Advising

Current Students Alumni
  • Michael Claveria (M.S., 2010) - Analyzing Traffic Density in Low Resolution Images
  • Siyuan Chen (B.S. Honors Thesis, 2008) - Saving Hawai`i's Native Plants: Vision Detection to Recognize Invasive Species

Teaching at UH
  • ICS 101: Tools for the Information Age (S10, S11, S12, S13, S14)
  • ICS 141: Discrete Mathematics for CS I (F07, F08, S10, (F10), S11, F12, S13, F13, F14)
  • ICS 241: Discrete Mathematics for CS II (F06, F09, F11, S12, S14)
  • ICS 476: Bioinformatics Algorithms and Tool Development (F12)
  • ICS 483: Introduction to Computer Vision (S07)
  • ICS 663: Pattern Recognition (F06 (OC & ALN), S08 (OC & ALN), F09, F11)
  • ICS 683: Advanced Computer Vision (S09, F13)
  • ICS 691: Computer Vision and Applications (F07)
  • ICS 691: Advanced Computer Vision (F08)

  • ICS 499: Computer Projects - Independent Study (F05)
  • ICS 699: Directed Reading/Research (S08, F09 ~ F13, F14)
  • HON 496: Senior Honors Project (Adviser) (S08, SUM08)