Minsuk Kahng 강민석

Hi, I'm a Senior Research Scientist at Google DeepMind in the People + AI Research (PAIR) team.

My research aims to empower researchers and practitioners to gain insights from interactive data visualization, enabling them to responsibly develop AI systems. To achieve this goal, I build novel visual analytics tools that help these people explore large datasets for AI.

At Google, the tools I created have been successfully deployed in people's workflows to develop large language models (LLMs). They have been used to evaluate models, discover bias and errors in data, and interpret model behaviors. One such tool, LLM Comparator, was featured at Google I/O on Gemini open models and Responsible AI Toolkit.

Before joining Google, I was an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University. I received my Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, advised by Polo Chau, and was recognized by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a Google PhD Fellowship, and a Georgia Tech Dissertation Award.

Areas of expertise: Data Visualization, Visual Analytics, Responsible AI, Explainable AI, Human-Computer Interaction

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Minsuk Kahng is a Senior Research Scientist at Google in the People + AI Research (PAIR) team. His research aims to empower researchers and practitioners to gain insights from interactive data visualization, enabling them to responsibly develop AI systems. To achieve this goal, he builds novel visual analytics tools that help these people interpret model behavior and explore large datasets. Kahng publishes papers at the top venue in the field of data visualization (IEEE VIS), as well as at premier conferences in the field of AI, Human-Computer Interaction, Data Science, and Responsible Computing. His research has led to deployed technologies (e.g., LLM Comparator for Google, ActiVis for Facebook) and open-sourced tools (e.g., GAN Lab, FairVis), and his work has been recognized by prestigious awards, including Google PhD Fellowship and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and supported by NSF, DARPA, Google, and NAVER. Prior to Google, he was an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University. He received his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech with a Dissertation Award and received his Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Seoul National University in South Korea.

Website: https://minsuk.com
CV: https://minsuk.com/minsuk-kahng-cv.pdf