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research scientist at AI2
affiliate faculty, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington





I am co-organizing ICML 2016 Worshop on Human Interpretability in Machine Learning (WHI).

I am interested in designing high-performance machine learning methods that make sense to humans, and can make sense of humans.

This includes building interpretable latent variable models ( featured at Talking Machines) and creating structured Bayesian models of human decisions .
I have applied these ideas to data from various domains: computer programming education, autism spectrum discorder data, recipes, disease data, 15 years of crime data from the city of Cambridge, human dialogue data from the AMI meeting corpus, and text-based chat data during disaster response.

I graduated with a PhD from CSAIL, MIT (worked with Prof. Julie Shah and Prof. Cynthia Rudin).
Previously, I worked as a developer of MATLAB, and built robots for collaborative navigation.

I am a board member of Women in Machine Learning.


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Publications

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Examples are not Enough, Learn to Criticize! Criticism for Interpretable Machine Learning

Been Kim, Sanmi Koyejo and Rajiv Khanna
Neural Information Processing Systems 2016 (Oral presentation)
[TBD]



2

Diff-clustering: Interpretable embedding example-based clustering

Been Kim, Peter Turney and Peter Clark
under review
[TBD]



2

Mind the Gap: A Generative Approach to Interpretable Feature Selection and Extraction

Been Kim, Finale Doshi-Velez and Julie Shah
Neural Information Processing Systems 2015
[pdf] [variational inference in gory detail] [bibtex]



2

iBCM: Interactive Bayesian Case Model Empowering Humans via Intuitive Interaction

Been Kim, Elena Glassman, Brittney Johnson and Julie Shah
coming soon (see my thesis for details).
[video]


2

Bayesian Case Model:
A Generative Approach for Case-Based Reasoning and Prototype Classification

Been Kim, Cynthia Rudin and Julie Shah
Neural Information Processing Systems 2014
[pdf] [poster] [bibtex]

This work was featured on MIT news and MIT front page spotlight.

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Scalable and interpretable data representation for
high-dimensional complex data

Been Kim, Kayur Patel, Afshin Rostamizadeh and Julie Shah
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2015
[pdf] [bibtex]


2

A Bayesian Generative Modeling with Logic-Based Prior

Been Kim, Caleb Chacha and Julie Shah
Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research 2014
[pdf] [bibtex]


5

Learning about Meetings

Been Kim and Cynthia Rudin
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Journal 2014

[arxiv] [pdf] [bibtex]

This work was featured in Wall Street Journal.



6

Inferring Robot Task Plans from Human Team Meetings:
A Generative Modeling Approach with Logic-Based Prior

Been Kim, Caleb Chacha and Julie Shah
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2013
[pdf] [bibtex] [video]

This work was featured in:
"Introduction to AI" course at Harvard (COMPSCI180: Computer science 182) by Barbara J. Grosz.
[Course website]
"Human in the loop planning and decision support" tutorial at AAAI15 by Kartik Talamadupula and Subbarao Kambhampati.
[slides From the tutorial]

7

Multiple Relative Pose Graphs for Robust Cooperative Mapping

Been Kim, Michael Kaess, Luke Fletcher, John Leonard, Abraham Bachrach, Nicholas Roy, and Seth Teller
International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2010
[pdf] [bibtex] [video]

7

Human-inspired Techniques for Human-Machine Team Planning

Julie Shah, Been Kim and Stefanos Nikolaidis
AAAI Technical Report - Human Control of Bioinspired Swarms 2013
[pdf] [bibtex]





Thesis

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Interactive and Interpretable Machine Learning Models for Human Machine Collaboration

Been Kim
PhD Thesis 2015
[pdf] [bibtex] [slides]