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Joseph Kim

PhD Candidate @ CSAIL, MIT

Stata Center, Room 32-271
32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139


Hi there!  I am a second year PhD candidate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I am a member of the Interactive Robotics Group in CSAIL advised by Prof. Julie Shah. My research lies in the field of human-aware AI and intelligent decision support, with a vision of creating AI systems that can interact naturally and intuitively with human users to solve complex planning and decision-making problems. To develop such systems, I utilize techniques from automated planning, machine learning, natural language processing, and insights from human factors.

I completed by Masters thesis at MIT, where I developed an intelligent agent that can monitor human team planning and infer whether there is consensus [THMS'16].  I received my Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where under the supervision of Prof. Aditya Paranjape and Prof. Soon-Jo Chung, I designed micro aerial vehicles that can autonomously perch onto a human hand [T-RO'13].  I have also worked as research intern at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, exploring design concepts for supervisory control of multiple aerial vehicles.

Along with research, I am passionate about teaching and have been involved with a number of educational outreach and mentoring activities. I hope you enjoy this webpage and please feel free to contact me!