Joo Young Kim, Ph.D.

Joo Young Kim

Title: Engineer
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Kirkland, Washington, United States

Joo Young Kim, Ph.D., Engineer at Microsoft Corporation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in research and engineering.

Dr. Kim has been interested in computer technology from an adolescent age, as he always wanted to learn about how computers worked. Taking apart his own personal computer at home and tinkering with its internal systems, he was fascinated by the technology that arose out of seemingly simple components. As a young adult, Dr. Kim attended the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 2005. He remained at the institute, where he received a Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science in 2007, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in electrical engineering in 2010.

Since 2014, Dr. Kim has been employed as a senior research hardware design engineer with Microsoft Corporation’s New Experiences and Technologies Organization, where he has continuously worked on increasing the output speed of computer data. His research interests also include high performance and energy efficient computer architectures for compute-intensive applications, including machine learning, data compression and augmented reality. At the present moment, he is working in the cloud computing industry, where he strives to amplify the speed of cloud data processing. In addition, he is working on a project called “Catapult,” which aims to use a fabric of FPGAs at scale to accelerate cloud services in the datacenter.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the industry, Dr. Kim’s work was named Innovation of the Year by GeekWire in 2017. Looking toward the future, he hopes to continue working on the production of accelerators and optimization of computer systems.

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