Chiyoung Kim wants to be the very best, like no one ever was. He graduated from North Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, California. He is a sophomore in Adams House and studies Bioengineering on the SB track with a focus in electrical systems.
Chiyoung has done exploratory research in cochlear implants. At the now-defunct House Ear Institute, he created a system that would simulate different stimulation patterns of cochlear implant electrodes and output an animation that would show what patterns would arise as the pattern moved through the electrode array. Chiyoung has also done research on fully implantable cochlear implants at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, creating a tool to send customized inputs from user-designated sources. This would allow researchers to test the output of experimental devices such as the fully implantable implants.
In the Extavour Lab, Chiyoung is working on creating useful new tools for use in live imaging of crickets. His research is supported by the Harvard College Research Program.