Hi there!

I'm Brian Kihoon Lee (한글: 이기훈; 漢字: 李基薰).

I want to understand the world, in the broadest possible sense. I enjoy thinking about math, physical sciences, computer science, economics, dynamical systems, but also about classical music, aesthetics, and philosophy. I write.

I'm currently a senior research engineer at Google Brain.

Stuff I've worked on

  • (2019) I'm TL of a chemistry and machine learning research team investigating olfactory percption [1][2][3][4][Press].
  • (2018) I helped launch AutoGraph, a Python to TensorFlow compiler featured in TensorFlow 2. As a byproduct of my pre-alpha experience with AutoGraph / TensorFlow 2, I wrote Effective TF 2 and the official tf.function guide.
  • (2017) I co-created (with Andrew Jackson) MiniGo (a replication of AlphaGoZero) based on work I'd done in MuGo.
  • (2016) I created MuGo, a partial replication of AlphaGo, as a starter project in machine learning.
  • (2013) I mastered/dropped out of Harvard's Chemistry & Chemical Biology department.
  • (2012) I started the Collegiate Go League, a competitive league for college Go clubs.
  • (2012) I created ChemWOOT, an online training program to prepare students for the USNCO and IChO, in conjunction with Art of Problem Solving Inc.
  • (2011) I graduated from MIT with a degree in Chemistry.
  • (2010-12) I mentored students at the USNCO Study Camp in 2010-2012
  • (2007) I won a silver medal at the 2007 IChO in Moscow, Russia.
  • (2005-07) I was math team captain at Bergen County Academies and competed twice in the USAMO.

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