J. Lyle Kim

J. Lyle Kim

Ph.D. student in Computer Science

Rice University


My legal name is Junhyung Kim (김준형), but I usually go by Lyle. I am a fourth year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Rice University, advised by Prof. Anastasios Kyrillidis. I also work closely with Prof. César A. Uribe.

Before joining Rice, I was a research professional at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business supervised by Prof. Panos Toulis.

I received bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Chicago in 2017. During my senior year at the college, I also worked with Prof. Mikael Kuusela under the supervision of Prof. Michael L. Stein.

In summer 2022, I worked at Meta (Fundamental AI Research) as a research intern under the supervision of Dr. Aaron Defazio.

Here is my CV.


  • Optimization
  • Distributed optimization
  • Machine learning
  • Quantum computing


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2019 - present

    Rice University

  • B.A. in Mathematics; B.A. in Statistics, 2017

    University of Chicago