Kim is an Engineering Education Strategist in the Research School of Engineering. Kim has been a leader of innovation in higher education and an early adopter of technology to improve teaching and learning. Kim has conducted research and published in education innovation, mobile ad hoc networks and machine learning. As an academic in the Research School of Engineering, Kim has taught Signals and Systems, Communications Technologies and Modelling and Optimisation, contributed to the higher degree research student mentoring, and managed student project based learning. Kim founded the Educational Development Group for the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science and was a leader of the Engineering Hubs and Spokes project, which included sharing design, development and delivery of courses with the University of South Australia.
Kim has been Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Canberra where she led a whole-of-institutional curriculum review program and managed the education quality, innovation, and technology functions of the university, as well as the library and careers services. Kim has also been Convener of the Digital Learning Project in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP), which created the world's first bilingual MOOC and enabled technology-enhancement of on-campus courses and the creation of online Masters programs and language courses.
Kim has also worked as a Research Scientist at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, conducting research in Document Image Processing and Anomalous Change Detection in Communication Networks.