I am a second-year PhD student in computer science at Georgia Tech. My research aims to help people easily understand and interact with data. My advisor is Prof. Polo Chau.
I did my master's at Seoul National University in Korea, and worked on entity search and recommendation in databases.
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Room 1305
266 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
kahng at gatech.edu
I am interested in organizing multidimensional and graph-structured data with the goal of helping users easily find, understand, and interact with information. My research spans several related areas, including databases, data mining, information visualization, and information retrieval.
- Ph.D. Student in Computer Science
at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2013--.
- Advisor: Polo Chau
- M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering at Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2011.
- B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
at Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2009.
- Graduated with Cum Laude
GLO-STIX: Graph-Level Operations for Specifying Techniques and Interactive eXploration
Charles D. Stolper, Minsuk Kahng, Zhiyuan Lin, Florian Foerster, Aakash Goel, John Stasko, and Duen Horng (Polo) Chau.
In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (InfoVis 2014). IEEE, 2014.
Exploring Clinical Care Processes Using Visual and Data Analytics: Challenges and Opportunities
Vikas Kumar, Hyunwoo Park, Rahul C. Basole, Mark Braunstein, Minsuk Kahng, Duen Horng (Polo) Chau, Acar Tamersoy, Daniel A. Hirsh, Nicoleta Serban, James Bost, Burton Lesnick, Beth Schissel, Michael Thompson.
In KDD Workshop on Data Science for Social Good (in conjunction with KDD 2014). 2014.
GLOs: Graph-Level Operations for Exploratory Network Visualization
Charles D. Stolper, Florian Foerster, Minsuk Kahng, Zhiyuan Lin, Aakash Goel, John Stasko, and Duen Horng (Polo) Chau.
In Proceedings of the 32nd ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014 Extended Abstracts) (Works-in-progress), pp. 1375-1380. ACM, 2014.
Retrieval of Graph-Structured Data
Exploiting Paths for Entity Search in RDF Graphs
Minsuk Kahng and Sang-goo Lee.
In Proceedings of the 35th ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2012) (poster), pp. 1027-1028. ACM, 2012.
PathRank: A Novel Node Ranking Measure on a Heterogeneous Graph for Recommender Systems
Sangkeun Lee, Sungchan Park, Minsuk Kahng, and Sang-goo Lee.
In Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2012) (short paper), pp. 1637-1641. ACM, 2012.
An extended version was published in Expert Systems with Applications, 40(2). [doi]
Ranking Objects by Following Paths in Entity-Relationship Graphs
(Best Paper Award)
Minsuk Kahng, Sangkeun Lee, and Sang-goo Lee.
In Proceedings of the 4th ACM Workshop for Ph.D. Students in Information and Knowledge Management (Ph.D. Workshop at CIKM 2011), pp. 11-18. ACM, 2011.
Multidimensional (Context-Aware) Recommendation
Ranking in Context-Aware Recommender Systems
Minsuk Kahng, Sangkeun Lee, and Sang-goo Lee.
In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web (WWW 2011) (poster), pp. 65-66. ACM, 2011.
Random Walk based Entity Ranking on Graph for Multidimensional Recommendation
Sangkeun Lee, Sang-il Song, Minsuk Kahng, Dongjoo Lee, and Sang-goo Lee.
In Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2011), pp. 93-100. ACM, 2011.
Si-Fi: Interactive Similar Item Finder
Inbeom Hwang, Minsuk Kahng, Sung Eun park, Jinwook Seo, and Sang-goo Lee.
In Proceedings of the 33rd ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2010) (demo), p. 704. ACM, 2010.
- Graduate Research Assistant Aug 2013 - current
Polo Club of Data Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
I am working on several research projects with the goal of helping people to interactively explore and understand large graph-structured data.
- Researcher Mar 2011 - Feb 2013
Institute of Computer Technology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
After receiving my master’s degree, I researched retrieval of graph-structured data as a part of a funded research project on graph data processing.
- Research Assistant Jan 2009 - Dec 2010
Intelligent Data Systems Laboratory, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
As a master's student, I participated in several research projects related to enabling intelligence from databases. Topics included recommender systems, information retrieval, data mining, and the Semantic Web.
- Instructor Sept 2012 - Dec 2012
Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, Korea
Course: Databases for Statistics
Taught an introductory database course to undergraduate students in the Department of Statistics.
Topics included relational model, SQL, entity-relationship model, data mining, and R programming.
- Guest Lecturer May 2-7, 2012
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Title: State-of-the-Art Methods and Trends in Information Retrieval for Database Researchers
Lectured about information retrieval for one week in the graduate-level course entitled "Topics in Databases."
Topics included BM25, language models, evaluation, learning-to-rank, topic models, and structured documents.
- SNULife (Web Portal for University Students) Apr 2006 - Dec 2008
President and Developer
Developed and administered a website that offers university-related information. As president, I administered the operations of the organization from Mar 2007 to Dec 2008.
Honors and Awards
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Apr 2014
- Best Paper Award, Ph.D. Workshop at CIKM Conference Oct 2011
- National Scholarship for Science and Engineering, Korea Student Aid Foundation Mar 2005 – Feb 2009
Full tuition support for all four undergraduate years
- Discovering Semantics in Heterogeneous Data Graphs
May 18, 2012
Data Science Meetup in Seoul, NexR, Seoul, Korea
Gave a talk about recommendation using heterogeneous graph data.
- KDD 2014,
- SDM 2014,
- CHI 2014,
- SIGMOD 2013 (Demo),
- DASFAA 2011,
- SAC 2011,
- CEC 2010
- CHI 2014 in Toronto, Canada,
- WWW 2014 in Seoul, Korea,
- VIS 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA,
- KDD 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, USA,
- SIGIR 2012 in Portland, Oregon, USA,
- CIKM 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK,
- WWW 2011 in Hyderabad, India,
- SIGIR 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland
Last updated: August 3, 2014