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Kwon, Yonghwi

Kwon, Yonghwi

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
UMIACS
4224 Iribe Center

BRIEF BIO

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2), and UMIACS). Previously, I was an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. My research interests include software security, software engineering, and cyber forensics. I have been honored with NSF CAREER Award, NSF CRII Award, ACM SIGPLAN Distinguished Paper Award, Maurice H. Halstead Memorial Award, ASE Best Paper Award, ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award.

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Software Security
  • Systems Security (CPS Security, Autonomous Vehicle Security)
  • Cyber Forensics/Reverse-engineering (Disassembly, Decompilation)
  • Binary Analysis (Malware analysis, Binary patching)

AWARDS

  • NSF CAREER AWARD, 2022
  • 1st Place in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC), Faculty Advisor, 2020
  • ACM SIGPLAN Distinguished Paper Award, 2019
  • 1st Place in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC), Faculty Advisor, 2019
  • NSF CISE CRII (Research Initiation Initiative) Award, 2019
  • Maurice H. Halstead Memorial Award, 2017
  • ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award, 2013
  • ASE (IEEE/ACM Intl. Conf. on Automated Software Engineering) Best Paper Award, 2013

 

I am looking for motivated students, if you are interested in, please see this page.

Software Systems Security

  • Automated Program Analysis/Testing Vulnerability Discovery (both with and without source code)
  • Resource (or Input) Reconstruction for Security Testing

Systems Security

  • Cyber-Physical Systems (e.g., Autonomous Driving Cars, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (or Drones)) Security.
  • Distributed Systems Security

Cyber Forensics

  • Reverse Engineering Techniques (e.g., Decompiler and Advanced Disassembler)
  • Binary Analysis (e.g., Malware Analysis and Testing, Developing Anti-malware Techniques)

Web Security

  • Web Server and Client Program Analysis (for finding vulnerabilities)
  • Web Attack Prevention/Mitigation

See http://yongkwon.info for the complete list of publications.

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