In May 2014, Minji was awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Student Fellowship
Minji Kim is a PhD Candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. She received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics (Honors with Distinction) from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) in 2011. Her research interests are DNA compression, metagenomics, and gene prioritization. She is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Gordon Scholarship, UCSD Undergraduate Research Conference Award, Jacobs School of Engineering Outstanding Leadership Award. She is a member of Tau Beta Pi and the IEEE.