Yelin (Lynn) Kim is an assistant professor in the University at Albany, State University of New York since September 2016. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering-Systems from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea. Her Ph.D. thesis was entitled “Automatic Emotion Recognition: Quantifying Dynamics and Structure in Human Behavior.” She is the recipient of several awards, including the Google Faculty Research Award (2018), SUNY-A Faculty Research Award (2017), and the Best Student Paper Award from ACM Multimedia (2014). Her main research interests are in human-centered and affective computing, multimodal sensing, and computational behavior analysis. Her research builds upon techniques from multimodal (speech and video) signal processing and machine learning. The long-term research goal is to understand human interactions, by using data-driven AI approaches on audio-video recordings of the interactions.

Albany Faculty Profile

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Professional Activities

Conference Organizer

ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2018: Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair

IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG) 2018: Publicity Co-Chair

IEEE Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) 2017: Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair (received NSF Award IIS:1743034)

Workshop Organizer

IEEE FG 2018 First Workshop on Large-scale Emotion Recognition and Analysis (LERA) : Co-Chair

NSF Proposal Review Panelist

Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), 2017, 2018

Program Committee (PC)

Senior PC Member, ACM ICMI, 2018

PC Member, PETRA, 2017

Review Services
IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (TAC)
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security
Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR)
Speech Communication – Elsevier
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)
Computer Speech and Language
ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM)
ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
Society for Affective Science (SAS)


ABET Accreditation and Steering Committee, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University at Albany, SUNY, 2016–Present

Chair Search Committee, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany, SUNY, 2017

Curriculum Development Committee, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University at Albany, SUNY, 2016

Vice President, Korean Student Association Graduate, University of Michigan, 2013-2014

Advisory Committee, College of Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee, University of Michigan, 2013-2014

Outreach and Mentoring
Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), University at Albany, SUNY
Beyond the Master’s Mentoring Program, University of Michigan
Ensemble of Computer Science and Engineering Ladies, University of Michigan