The hardest work is to go idle.


I’m a Ph.D student in the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (MLAI) lab at KAIST, under the supervision of Prof. Sung Ju Hwang. I finished my B.A. degree in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and master degree in Computer Science at UNIST in 2018.

Work Address:  Daehak-ro 291, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

PhD program in Computer Science

Advisor: Prof. Sung ju Hwang

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)

Master of Science in Computer Science

Advisor: Prof. Sung ju Hwang & Prof. Tsz-Chiu Au

University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Psychology

Daejeon, South Korea


Ulsan, South Korea

graduated in 2018

Austin, Texas

 graduated in 2014


Explainable Artificial Intelligence (Explainable AI) – Next Generation Artificial Intelligence         

Funded by: Institution for Information & Communications & Technology Promotion (IITP)

Uncertainty Modeling and Calibration for Safe AI

Funded by: KAIST

Deep Learning Based AI for Learning and Inference in Drone Technology

Funded by: National Research Foundation

Active Learning for Explainable Artificial Intelligence

Funded by: SIA

Deep-Learning Based Survivor Detection System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Funded by: National Research Foundation

Multitask Deep Learning Models for Disease Prediction from Electronic Health Records

Funded by: AITRICS


Cost-Effective Interactive Neural Attention Learning with Neural Attention Processes 

International Conference on Machine Learning 2020 (ICML 2020)

Jay Heo, Junhyeon Park, Hyewon Jeong, Kwang Joon Kim, Juho Lee, Eunho Yang, Sung Ju Hwang

[paper][source code]

Uncertainty-Aware Attention for Reliable Interpretation and Prediction 

Neural Information Processing Systems 2018 (NeurIPS 2018)

Jay Heo*, Hae Beom Lee*, Saehoon Kim, Juho Lee, Kwang Joon Kim, Eunho Yang, Sung Ju Hwang

(*:equal contribution)

[paper] [source code]

Work Experience

University of Texas at Austin

Research Assistant

  • Clinical Psychology: Personality & Clinical Lab 

    • Advisor: Prof. Raymond C Hawkins II

    • Worked as a role to analyze individual differences in the trend of the relationship between eating, sleeping patterns, and personality and to address them in a neuroscience-based approach.

  • Social & Development Psychology Lab

    • Advisor: Prof. Catharine H Echols

    • Worked in the social & developmental psychology project, focusing on the relationship of moral-decision and social behavior in adolescents and children. Performed 7 types of social studies and clinical tests under various socially-arranged scenarios. 

Austin, Texas


Austin, Texas



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