About Me

Jin Young Kim

I am a Ph.D student in UMass Amherst Computer Science, working in CIIR with my advisor W. Bruce Croft on the intersection of information retrieval (IR) and human-computer interaction (HCI) research.

I am planning to graduate from UMass with Ph.D degree next summer, and on the market for both academic and industry positions now. You can email me at jykim at cs dot umass dot edu, read my CV, research statement and teaching statement.


  • 2012/08 I successfully defended my thesis! (slides / thesis).

  • 2012/06 I accepted an applied researcher position from Microsoft Bing!

  • 2012/02 The slides for my talk at IBM Research is now available here (pptx / pdf).

  • 2011/01 I'm organizing Evaluating Personal Search Workshop in ECIR'11.

Selected Publications

Understanding the Book Search on the Web [paper] [slide]
Jin Young Kim and Henry Feild and Marc Cartright (To Appear) In Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Maui, Hawaii, 2012.

A Field Relevance Model for Structured Document Retrieval [paper] [slide]
Jin Young Kim and W. Bruce Croft, (To Appear) In Proceedings of the 34th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), Barcelona, Spain, 2012.

Characterizing Web Content, User Interests, and Search Behavior by Reading Level and Topic [paper] [slide]
Jin Young Kim, Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Paul N. Bennett, Susan T. Dumais. To Appear in Proceedings of WSDM'12, Seattle, WA, USA, 2012.

Ranking using Multiple Document Types in Desktop Search [paper] [slide]
Jin Young Kim and W. Bruce Croft, Proceedings the 33rd annual international ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Geneva, Switzerland, Jul. 19-23, 2010, pp. 50-57.

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