Najoung Kim

[nɑːd͡​ʒʌŋ kʰɪm]

Department of Linguistics
& CS (affiliated),
Boston University


Office 808, 665 Comm. Ave,
Boston, MA




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I’m an Assistant Professor at the Department of Linguistics and an Affiliated Faculty at the Department of Computer Science at Boston University. I am also a Visiting Faculty Researcher at Google. Previously, I was a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Data Science at New York University. Even before that, I was a PhD student in the Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University, advised by Dr. Paul Smolensky and Dr. Kyle Rawlins. My interests, broadly, are meaning and generalization in human and machine learners. I use computational and experimental linguistic methodologies to explore these areas. Please refer to the Publications section to find out more.

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Education / Professional experience

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Linguistics
Affiliated faculty, Dept. of Computer Science
Faculty Fellow, Center for Data Science
at Boston University

Visiting Faculty Researcher, Google

Faculty Fellow, Center for Data Science, New York University

Ph.D., Dept. of Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University

May-Nov 2020
Research Intern, Google
Student Researcher, Google

Summer 2019
Research Intern, IBM research

Visiting researcher, NLP*CL Lab, School of Computing, KAIST

M.St. General Linguistics & Comparative Philology
University of Oxford (Ertegun scholar)

Intern developer
Knowledge Extraction/NLP Team, NAVER Corporation

B.A. English Linguistics & Literature
B.A. Linguistics with minor in Computer Science & Engineering
Seoul National University