Welcome New Department of Computer Science Faculty!

Oct. 17, 2018

Meet Kwang-Sung Jun

“I am currently a postdoc with Francesco Orabona at Boston University. In Fall 2019, I will join Computer Science Department at the University of Arizona as an assistant professor. I do machine learning. My research focuses on sequential decision-making in feedback loops (i.e., the multi-armed bandit problem). I also work on online optimization and some active learning problems. In the past, I had fun with a few collaborations with psychologists. I was previously a postdoc with Robert Nowak, Rebecca Willett, and Stephen Wright at UW-Madison Wisconsin Institute for Discovery under optimization theme. I received my PhD in 2015 at University of Wisconsin-Madison, advised by Xiaojin (Jerry) Zhu. I obtained a B.S. in computer science with a minor in mathematics from School of Computing, Soongsil University, South Korea.”

-Kwang-Sung Jun

 

Meet Tyler Conklin

Tyler has loved teaching from an early age but starting teaching computer science as a section leader at Stanford University. After spending two years as a firmware engineer, he returned to Stanford where he managed the section leading program while obtaining his master's degree. The past two summers he has taught introductory computer science classes to hundreds of students in Istanbul, Turkey and Prague, Czechia. He is excited to return to his home state to teach wildcats.