Eric Kim, MS

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About Me

My name is Eric Kim. I am a full-stack back-end computer vision engineer on the Visual Search team at Pinterest. I primarily work on object detection and DNN serving infrastructure to improve product features based on visual retrieval.

In 2016, I completed my MS in computer science at UCLA, where I focused in computer vision and machine learning. In 2011, I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in computer science.

My interests are: computer vision, machine learning, teaching, and the intersection of computer science and music.

I developed a novel face verification system within a multilinear framework for my MS thesis. (Link to PDF coming soon)

Here is a recent copy of my CV and resume (Updated September 2020).


  • Software
    • FourVoices: An automatic music generator for four-part harmonies (Python).
    • Automatic Digit Classification: An automatic digit classifier that applies adaptive spline models to recognize handwritten characters (Matlab).
    • L1-norm Approximation: A custom primal-dual interior point solver for the L1-norm approximation problem (Matlab).
  • Writing
    • Blog Posts: A collection of technical and non-technical articles that I've written.
    • Music: My collection of music that I've written and recorded.
    • Teaching: Learn more about my teaching experience.


  • January 2017
    • Accepted a software engineer position at Pinterest!
  • June 2016
    • Completed my MS at UCLA!
  • Aug. 13th, 2013
    • I went to EVT/WOTE 2013 at Washington DC, and gave a talk about the OpenCount system, titled: "Improved Support for Machine-Assisted Ballot-Level Audits".
  • Feb. 28th, 2013
    • OpenCount Poster created and presented at NIST Future of Voting Systems Symposium! Poster PDF
  • Jan. 9th, 2013



  • July 2012, "Saving throw: securing democracy with stats, spreadsheets, and 10-sided dice." (Link)
    • A neat Ars-Technica news article highlighting the research work that our group and Professor Philip Stark is doing with the OpenCount project.


  • E-mail
    • eric (DOT) kim (DOT) cs (AT) gmail (DOT) com