I'm an incoming Associate at Bulger Partners, a consulting firm in Boston that
specializes in software and tech and works with companies and private equity
I'm one of the founding members of HSA Dev, a seed-funded software development
agency run entirely by students. I'm working on business development and product
management, and I've had a blast learning about building a business and I'm
excited for these next few months as the company begins to take off!
I worked as a product manager at Ambi, a social network startup.
I worked with a small team of developers to build out some of the website's
core features, and it was an interesting journey learning how to work
with the massive existing codebase and set up a project management workflow.
My senior thesis was a guitar amplifier that provides musicians with a mid-range
price combined with varying degrees of flexibility. I worked with Rob Wood
and Jim MacArthur at Harvard SEAS on this project.
During the summer of 2016, I interned at Microsoft as a program manager intern
on the Instrumentation, Diagnostics, and Telemetry team and worked on enterprise
and privacy tooling.
During the 2016 Microsoft //oneweek hackathon, my friends and I created a
HoloLens minigolfing game in Unity. It was an intense three days, not to mention
the several weeks of planning that went into it to prepare for the hackathon.
Using Cadence and Verilog, I created and simulated a 16-bit processor that
incorporated datapath, control, register file, and I/O for my VHDL class. It
came with 6 assembly-level instructions.
Using Arduino, I experimented with designing very simple interfaces that still
provided users with a lot of power. One was a single-button Morse keyboard and
the other a customizable macro keypad.
Nichrome Icicle Cutter
From September - December 2016, my friends and I developed an icicle cutting
machine that ended up in international news and on Discovery Channel Canada. Our
startup made it into the Harvard Innovation Lab.
Over the summmer of 2015, I developed a versatile product with Seth Donoughe
from the Extavour lab at Harvard. One of its uses allows many miniscule samples
to be imaged at once.
Experimental Cochlear Implants
During the summer of 2014, I worked on a tool for experimental fully implantable
cochlear implants with researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and
NYU Langone Medical Center.
Cochlear Implant Simulations
I made a cochlear implant impulse simulator during the summer of 2013 with
researchers from the House Research Institute that simulated experimental
stimulation patterns before trying them on current cochlear implant users.
Acoustic Triangulation System
Using 3 microphones and MATLAB, I created for my physics E&M class a device that
would pinpoint the location of any object that created a noise within its
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
During the summer of 2012, I had the privilege of being an employee at the Jet
Propulsion Lab where I created a radiation model for the magnetic atmosphere of
My name is Chiyoung Kim.
I'm a strange-instrument-playing and tap-dancing technology geek,
and a general mishmash of my various passions in science, technology,
and the arts. I enjoy designing and making fun things and side projects
in my spare time.
I am a senior at Harvard College studying Electrical Engineering
with a secondary in East Asian Studies. As probably shown above,
I enjoy teaching myself a ton of random things and learning how
to code fun and weird things in my free time.
Fun fact: with the amount of time I have spent in machine shops
and maker spaces in the past few years, I am probably known to
the State of California to cause cancer.