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Affiliated Department or Office
BS Kyonggi University 2005
MS Sungkyunkwan University 2007
PhD Texas A&M University 2013

Dr. Lee’s research interests are in information retrieval, natural language processing, social computing, machine learning, and cybersecurity over large-scale networked information systems like the Web and social media. He focuses on threats to these systems and design methods to mitigate negative behaviors (e.g., misinformation, hate speech), and looks for positive opportunities to mine and analyze these systems for developing next generation algorithms and architectures (e.g., recommender system, natural language understanding). He also focuses on AI for social good (e.g., disrupting wildlife trafficking networks).

Scholarly Work

Professional Highlights & Honors
Google Faculty Research Award, 2013

ACM IUI Best Paper Nominee, 2014

NSF CAREER Award, 2016

AAAI ICWSM Best Reviewer, 2019

ACM CIKM Test of Time Award, 2020

Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellow, 2022

ACM SIGIR Test of Time Award - Honorable Mention, 2022

Worcester Business Journal
WPI researcher targets fake news with $516K federal grant
  • Assistant professor of computer science Kyumin Lee, assistant professor of computer science  has developed algorithms that have proven highly accurate in detecting fake “likes” and followers across various platforms like Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter. His work is funded by a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.