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Yongdae Kim (김용대)

Director, KAIST Cyber Security Research Center
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Professor, Graduate School of Information Security
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Lab Homepage: SysSec (System Security) Lab

Postal address: EE department, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea
Office Location: 201 (N-26 Building)
email: yongdaek(at)kaist.ac.kr, yongdaek(at)gmail.com  office phone: +82-42-350-7430
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I am a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at KAIST and hold an affiliated faculty position at the Graduate School of Information Security at KAIST. I also direct Cyber Security Research Center at KAIST. I received PhD degree from the computer science department at the University of Southern California under the guidance of Gene Tsudik. I received my MS and BS degrees in Mathematics from Yonsei University in 1993 and 1991. Between 2002 and 2012, I was an associate/assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.  Before joining U of Minnesota, I worked as a research staff for two years in Sconce Group in UC Irvine. Before coming to the US, I worked 6 years in ETRI for securing Korean cyberinfrastructure. I served as a KAIST Chair Professor between 2013 and 2016, and received NSF career award on storage security and McKnight Land-Grant Professorship Award from University of Minnesota in 2005. Currently, I am serving as a steering committee member of NDSS (Network and Distributed System Security Symposium) and as an associate editor for ACM TOPS. My current research interests include security issues for various systems such as Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Cellular Networks, P2P systems, Medical Devices, Mobile/Ad hoc/Sensor Networks, and Anonymous Communication Systems.

Advertisement: I am looking for graduate and undergraduate students as well as posdoctoral staffs, who are interested in working on security issues for various systems. I am *NOT* looking for international students at this point.

Research Interests and Publication by Area

I am interested in security of emerging and current systems. My research (almost always) involves design/implementation of attacks, design/implementation/analysis of secure systems. Over the past 15 years as a faculty member, I've been working on security of various systems, which are going to expand more in the future. List below was impossible without many bright and hardworking students.

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