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Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Miryung Kim

Miryung Kim
Associate Professor, UCLA


Miryung Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at UCLA as well as the cofounder of MK.Collective. Miryung builds automated software tools, such as debuggers, testing tools, refactoring engines, and code analytics, for improving data scientist productivity and efficiency in developing big data analytics. She also conducts empirical studies of professional software engineers and data scientists in the wild and uses the resulting insights to design novel software engineering tools. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and a visiting researcher at the Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) group at Microsoft Research. Miryung’s honors include an NSF CAREER award, a Microsoft Software Engineering Innovation Foundation Award, an IBM Jazz Innovation Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, an Okawa Foundation Research Grant Award, and an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award. She also received the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology Award, the highest honor given to an undergraduate student in Korea. Miryung holds a BS in computer science from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and an MS and PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of Washington.


11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Miryung Kim (UCLA), Muhammad Gulzar (UCLA)
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Even though we know that there are more data scientists in the workforce today, neither what those data scientists actually do nor what we even mean by data scientists has been studied quantitatively. Miryung Kim and Muhammad Gulzar share the results of a large-scale survey with 793 professional data scientists and detail several trends about data scientists in the software engineering context. Read more.
2:40pm3:20pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Meet the Experts
Location: Table A (Expo Hall)
Miryung Kim (UCLA)
Are you building a data team? Meet Miryung to discuss: different sub cluster characteristics of data scientists, what skill sets, best practices, and tool usage to look for, as well as debugging /testing/workflow tools for data scientists. Read more.