UC Berkeley - PhD in Statistics & Robotics
Harvard University Class of 2018
"ML does ML"
E-mail: michaelhlim (at) berkeley (dot) edu
Office: 307 Cory Hall, UC Berkeley
I received 4th year combined master's degree in Statistics, and Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors for bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics at Harvard University. Currently, I am a PhD student in Statistics with a focus on robotics at UC Berkeley.
I am a PhD student in Statistics with a focus on robotics at UC Berkeley, grateful to be advised by Prof. Claire J. Tomlin and Prof. Zachary N. Sunberg (CU Boulder). I am interested in research opportunities spanning control theory, sequential decision making, and machine learning, with applications in robotics. I am grateful to be supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
During my time at Harvard University, I received 4th year combined master's degree in Statistics, and Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors for bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics.
I had been advised by Prof. Samuel Kou for my statistics research (2016-2018) and Prof. Amir Yacoby for my physics research (2015), and received a lot of help and inspiration from Prof. Joseph Blitzstein for studying statistics and pursuing joint AB/AM, Prof. Donhee Ham for studying and pursuing physics, and Prof. Subir Sachdev for physics concentration advising.
Outside of school work and research, I love photographing, playing electric guitar, composing music, choreographing (urban dance, hip hop), snowboarding, and designing. You can check out some of my works here.
I had been involved in many urban & hip hop dance teams and groups since college years:
- Main Stacks Dance Team - UC Berkeley (2018, Summer Stacks 2019): 1st place - Complex Dance Competition 2019
- Harvard Breakers - Harvard University (2015-2018, Freestyle Chair 2015-2016)
- Asian American Dance Troupe (AADT) - Harvard University (2015-2018, Choreographer 2016-2018)
- Asian Dance Team (ADT) - MIT (2017-2018)
Back in high school, I used to be a varsity springboard diver (1 meter - 11 dives), placing 4th (2014) and 5th (2013) in the PSAL city league for New York City. I also used to play fencing (foil, sabre), and design hoodies and logos for my swimming and diving team.