Hello, I'm

Seongmin Lee


I'm a CS PhD student at Georgia Tech, advised by Professor Polo Chau. My research aims to provide explanations and interpretations for various machine learning techniques. I received my B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Seoul National University in February 2021. During my undergraduate, I was supported by the Presidential Science Scholarship.

  • Our paper "Explaining Website Reliability by Visualizing Hyperlink Connectivity" got accepted to IEEE VIS 2022! [pdf] [demo]


Georgia Institute of Technology

Ph.D. in Computer Science
August 2021 - Present

Seoul National University

B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduated with honor (Summa Cum Laude)
March 2016 - February 2021

Korea Science Academy of KAIST

Math and Science Specialized High School
One year early entrance, Graduated with distinction in GPA
February 2013 - February 2016


Research Experiences

Cisco Systems, Inc.

PhD Intern
Mentor: Ali Payani
May 2022 - Jul 2022

Polo Club of Data Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

Graduate Research Assistant
Advisor: Prof. Duen Horng (Polo) Chau
August 2021 - Present

Data Mining Lab, Seoul National University

Undergraduate Research Internship
Advisor: Prof. U Kang
January 2020 - February 2021

Communication and Machine Learning Laboratory, Seoul National University

Undergraduate Research Internship and Bachelor's Thesis
Advisor: Prof. Jungwoo Lee
September 2019 - April 2020

Biomedical Precision Laboratory, The University of Tokyo

Research Internship
Advisor: Dr. Keiichi Nakagawa, Dr. Ayumu Ishijima. Selected as a participant of ESEP-G(Engineering Summer Education Program).
July 2018 - August 2018

Teaching Experiences

  • GT Data and Visual Analytics (CSE6242), Graduate teaching assistant, Fall 2022
  • Deep Learning Course for LG Chem, Lab session lecturer, January 2021
  • Deep Learning Course for SK Hynix, Lab session lecturer, November 2020
  • Introduction to Algorithm, SNU, Undergraduate student tutor, Fall 2020, Fall 2019
  • Introduction to Physics I, SNU, Undergraduate student tutor, Spring 2017




  • Pruning Method for Attention Head in Transformer Neural Networks for Regularization and Apparatus Thereof
    Seongmin Lee, Hyun Dong Lee, and U Kang
    10-2020-0162397, 2020


  • I Got to Wish to Go Engineering School
    SNU Engineering Honor Society, STEM
    Wrote Part 3 "Life as a Lab Intern"

Honors and Awards

The Presidential Science Scholarship

Korea Science Aid Foundation
Full tuition and stipend of $5,000 per year. Around 150 students are selected nationally.
March 2016 - December 2019

SNU Engineering Honor Society (STEM)

College of Engineering, SNU
Used to be vice president, currently honorary member of STEM.
March 2018 - December 2019

Voluntary Service Award

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, SNU
Awarded for greatly contributing to the department and conducting a lot of volunteer activities.
December 2018, December 2017

Extracurricular Activities

GTKSA (Georgia Tech Korean Student Association)

Organize social events for Korean students in Georgia Tech. Serving as a treasury and web administrator.
August 2021 - Present

SNU Buddy

Buddy program for the international exchange students
September 2020 - December 2020

Vision Mentoring

Organized and gave lecture on engineering for high school students (More than 700 students attended)
July 2019

Dream Camp Mentoring

Conducted mentoring program about "how to materialize one's dream" for high school students in countryside
February 2019, February 2018

Student Vice President

Elected as a vice president of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, SNU
November 2017 - October 2018

Student Reporter

Published brochures about the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering every semester. [Brochures]
September 2017 - February 2021

Talent Sharing Volunteer Camp

Conducted self-planned mentoring for elementary school students in underprivileged areas in Korea
January 2017, August 2016

Miscellanies and Fun

  • 🏝 Enthusiastic traveller
  • 🍽 Little eating foodie and amateur cook
I presented our work on MisVis at VIS 2022 😊
I presented our work on MisVis at CHI 2022 😊
My CS7001 poster got an honorable mention 🔥
In Las Vegas, Nevada 🎰
In Orlando, Florida 🎄
In Tampa, Florida 🌇
SNU Buddy Group Photo 🤎
SNU STEM Vision Mentoring 🧡
SNU STEM Vision Mentoring 🔥
ESEP final presentation 🦠
Talent Sharing Volunteer Camp, 2017 ✨
Recently started sports climbing! 🧗