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Dr. Youngmoo Kim Wins Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching

May 8, 2012

Youngmoo KimDr. Youngmoo Kim , associate professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and assistant dean of media technologies, was awarded the 2011- 2012 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. This honor recognizes Kim’s demonstrated excellence in teaching students and his commitment to both technological and pedagogical innovation in the classroom.

The Drexel College of Engineering has long been a leader in engineering education, establishing a tradition of excellence and innovation. Other recent Lindback awardees from the College include Dr. Timothy Kurzweg (2009) and Dr. P. Mohana Shankar (2006), both in the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Drexel will host a Faculty Recognition Dinner on May 30 in Behrakis Grand Hall for University awardees where Kim will be presented with this award. Kim will also receive acknowledgement at the University’s Commencement on June 15.

Kim received his doctorate from the MIT Media Lab. He holds master’s degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Music (Vocal Performance Practice) from Stanford University as well as bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and Music from Swarthmore College. His research group, the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab) pursues machine understanding of sound, interfaces and robotics for expressive interaction and K-12 outreach for engineering education.

He co-chaired the 2008 International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, hosted at Drexel and was invited by the National Academy of Engineering to co-organize the “Engineering and Music” session for the 2010 Frontiers of Engineering conference. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation, including an NSF CAREER award in 2007 and the Knight Foundation. Kim is a former member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and he has appeared in productions at American Musical Theater of San Jose and SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston.