Dae Wook (Wooky) Kim

Department of Computer Science

Eastern Kentucky University

521 Lancaster Avenue

Richmond, KY 40475 USA

Office: Memorial Science 161

Phone: (859) 622-3492

E-mail: daewook.kim[AT]eku.edu

About Me

I am a tenure-track assistant professor in the department of Computer Science at Eastern Kentucky University. I got the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Wright State University at Dayton, OH. My adviser is Prof. Junjie Zhang at Wright State. Here is my CV.

To EKU students: I am looking for highly motivated students for independent studies. If you are interested, please e-mail me at daewook 'DOT' kim 'AT' eku 'DOT' edu with your CV and transcripts.

What's New? (Last updated: 8/29/2019)

  • I will give a presentation entitled "Effective Feature Engineering and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity" at the 12th Annual NKU Cybersecurity Symposium on October 11, 2019.
  • Corey Robinson will join as an associate consultant to Sogeti Group, Mason Ohio. Congratulations, Corey!
  • Congratulations for your Spring 2019 graduation! Corey Robinson, Dominic Holt, and Jamie Weiss!
  • Alex Dixon's 2019 Summer NSF-REU cybersecurity research program award is on the EKU Stories and local magazine, The Lane Report, May 5, 2019. Congratulations, Alex!
  • Alex Dixon has been selected by the NSF-REU program committee at the Wright State University, Dayton, OH as one of the two students for the 2019 Summer Cyber Security Research! It is worth noting that it was extremely competitive since only two students were awarded for this summer. Congratulations, Alex Dixon!
  • Corey Robinson successfully had a poster presentation (MapReduce Design and Implementation of DNS Fingerprints for Transient User Identification) at the University Presentation Showcase of Scholars Week, EKU, Richmond, April 12. Great job, Corey!
  • David Cannon, Ethen Holzapfel, and Alex Dixon gave a talk about the project: 'Kickstarter Open-Source Predictive Application Using R Shiny' at the 1st EKU Computing Symposium, EKU, Richmond, April 11. Great job, David, Ethen, and Alex!
  • Two cybersecurity experts, Dr. Adam Bryant, Design Knowledge (Reverse Engineering for Security Assurance and Trust) and David Sutherin, Sogeti Group (Demystifying Cybersecurity: A Look Inside the Infosec Industry) gave a talk at the 1st EKU Computing Symposium, EKU, Richmond, April 11. Thank you, Dr. Bryant and David!
  • Alex Dixon successfully had a honor thesis defense. His project entitled 'Efficient Clustering for User’s Brand Sentiments Analysis on Online Social Media' has been accepted for the poster presentation at the 54th NCHC Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 6-10, 2019. Congratulations, Alex Dixon!

Research Interests

  • Network Security
  • Data Science

Education

  • Ph.D., Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Wright State University, 2017.
  • M.S., Department of Computer Science, Syracuse University, 2007.
  • B.S., Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, 2003.

Publications

  • Alex Dixon, Dae Wook Kim and Eun Hee Ko, "Efficient Clustering for User’s Brand Sentiments Analysis on Online Social Media" to appear at the 54th NCHC Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 6-10, 2019. [poster]
  • Alex Dixon and Dae Wook Kim, "Machine Learning-based Predictive Analytics of University Enrollment" at the Poster-at-the-Capitol program, Kentucky State Capitol, Frankfort, February 21, 2019. [poster]
  • Yu Li, Xiaotian Wang, Dae Wook Kim, Junjie Zhang, and Rui Dai, "Designing Self-Destructing Wireless Sensors With Security and Performance Assurance", Computer Networks (2018) (IF: 2.522).
  • Yu Li, Dae Wook Kim, Junjie Zhang, Derek Doran, "Detecting Suspicious Members in An Online Emotional Support Service", SecureComm 2018, August 8-10, 2018, Singapore, Singapore. (Acceptance rate: 30.5%)
  • Eun Hee Ko, Douglas Bowman, Sierra Chugg, Dae Wook Kim, "A Study of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Tenure with Competitive Sorting Model", ACM Southeast Conference, Richmond, KY, March 29-31, 2018. [poster]
  • Dae Wook Kim, Junjie Zhang, "Deriving and Measuring DNS-Based Fingerprints", Journal of Information Security and Applications 36 (2017): 32-42, 2017.
  • Mingxuan Sun, Guangyue Xu, Junjie Zhang, Dae Wook Kim, "Tracking You Through DNS Traffic: Linking User Sessions By Clustering With Dirichlet Mixture Model", the 20th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM), Nov. 21st-25th, 2017, Miami Beach, USA (Acceptance rate: 27%).
  • Yadong Zhou, Dae Wook Kim, Junjie Zhang, Lili Liu, Huan Jin, Hongbo Jin, and Ting Liu, "ProGuard: Detecting Malicious Accounts in Social-Network-Based Online Promotions", IEEE Access 5 (2017): 1990-1999 (IF: 3.557).
  • Dae Wook Kim and Junjie Zhang, "You Are How You Query: Deriving Behavioral Fingerprints from DNS Traffic." Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. Springer International Publishing, 2015. 348-366. (Acceptance rate: 30/108= 27.7%).
  • Dae Wook Kim, Peiying Yan, and Junjie Zhang, "Detecting fake anti-virus software distribution webpages." Computers & Security 49 (2015): 95-106 (IF: 2.650).
  • Dae Wook Kim and Mehmet M. Dalkilic, "Analysis of Proximity Networks from Multiple Mobile Sensor Data." International Journal of Future Computer and Communication 2.3 (2013): 134-139.

Research

  • EKUMiner: Machine Learning-based Predictive Analytics of University Enrollment, October 2017- December 2018.

Teaching

  • CSC 581/781 Machine Learning, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Spring 2019.
  • CSC 547/747 Network Forensics and Investigation, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Fall 2018, Fall 2017.
  • CSC 546/746 Artificial Intelligence, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Fall 2018.
  • CSC 520/720 Multimedia System and Forensics, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Spring 2019, Spring 2018.
  • CSC 310 Data Structures, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
  • INF 104 Computer Literacy with Software Applications, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Spring 2018, Fall 2017.

Grants/Awards

  • EKU COS Junior Faculty Summer Research Award ($4,500), March 2018.
  • EKU Faculty Mini-Grant (PI: Dae Wook Kim; $2,886), December 2017.
  • EKU Faculty Development Grant, October 2018, 2017.
  • NVIDIA GPU Grant program, August 2017.
  • The AWS Cloud Credits for Research 2016 recipient.
  • Professional Development Grant, Wright State University GSA, Fall 2015.

Professional Services & Associations

  • Session Chair: ACMSE 2018
  • Program Committee: ICDIS 2018
  • Reviewer: COSE (2019, 2018), PyOhio 2019, EKU CS 2019, IEEE Access 2018, JISA 2017
  • Subreviewer: NCS 2018, ACMSE 2018
  • External Reviewer: SecureComm 2016, COSE 2016, IJNM 2016, IPCCC 2015, KNOSYS 2014, IET-IFS 2014, TDSC 2014, TIFS 2014
  • Poster Judge:
    • 16th Annual Kentucky Science & Engineering Fair, Richmond, KY 2018.
    • 1st Annual Commonwealth Computational Summit at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 2017.
  • Member:
    • Association for Computing Machinery, 2017-.
    • IEEE Computer Society, 2017-.
    • Kentucky Cyber Threat Working Group, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, 2017-.
    • Kentucky High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), 2017-.
    • Budget Committee, EKU Computer Science Dept., 2018-2020
    • Representative, Research and Faculty Development Committee, EKU Computer Science Dept., 2019-2020
    • Alternative, Research and Faculty Development Committee, EKU Computer Science Dept., 2018-2019
    • Coordinator, Artificial Intelligence in Data Science Concentration, EKU Computer Science Dept., 2018-
    • Organizer, EKU Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team, Computer Science Dept., October 1, 2018-.
    • Kentucky Academy of Science, November, 2018-.
    • ACM UPE, April, 2019-.

Students (MLDL Lab)

  • Current Undergraduate students
    • Alex Dixon, Computer Science, Eastern Kentucky University, October 2017-.
    • Ethen Holzapfel, Computer Science, Eastern Kentucky University, Feb. 2019-.
    • David Doyle, Computer Science, Eastern Kentucky University, Feb. 2019-.
    • Trevor Rice, Computer Science, Eastern Kentucky University, Feb. 2019-.
    • Allen Roberts, Computer Science, Eastern Kentucky University, Feb. 2019-.
    • Aaron Helton, Computer Science, Eastern Kentucky University, May. 2019-.
    • Timothy Davis, Computer Science, Eastern Kentucky University, Sept. 2019-.
    • Jessica Haeckler, Computer Science, Eastern Kentucky University, Oct. 2019-.
  • Current Graduate students
    • David Cannon, Computer Science, Eastern Kentucky University, Feb. 2019-.
  • Alumni
    • Corey Robinson (BS, 2019), First Employer: Associate Consultant, Sogeti Group.
      • CSC 495 Independent Work - MapReduce Design and Implementation of DNS Fingerprints for Transient User Identification, Spring 2019.
    • Dominic Holt (BS, 2019)
      • CSC 495 Independent Work - Using Semi-supervised Learning in Twitter for Labeling Security-related Tweets, Spring 2019.
    • Jamie Weiss (BS, 2019)
      • 2018 Summer NSF-REU SITE: Cyber Security Research Program
        • Information Leakage Detection in Javascript Browser Extensions (advised by Dr. Junjie Zhang, Computer Science Department, Wright State University).
    • Sierra Chugg (BS, 2018), First Employer: Technology Consultant, Wendell Wilson Consulting.
      • CSC 495 Independent Work - EKUMiner: Machine Learning-based Predictive Analytics of University Enrollment, Spring 2018.
      • A Study of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Tenure with Competitive Sorting Model (Co-advised by Eun Hee Ko, Business School, Emory University).


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