Younghee Park

Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering Department
San Jose State University
Email:
Office Phone: 408-924-7853
Department Office Phone: 408-924-4150

Short Bio

Dr. Younghee Park joined Computer Engineering at San Jose State University in August 2013. Before joining this department, she was a post-doctoral researcher in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 and at Columbia University in New York City in 2011. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2010. She worked in National Security Research Institute at ETRI in Korea in 2003. Since 2016, she has served as Center Executive at the Center of STCCS at SJSU, a multidisciplinary research center in the area of the Smart City. She obtained an award of excellence as a distinguished faculty mentor for the SJSU Student Research Competition in 2017. She selected Kordestani Endowed Chair in the College of Engineering in 2016 and 2017. She also received Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship in College of Engineering at SJSU in 2018. She is a coordinator for the Cybersecurity Certificates program supported by the NIETP at SJSU. Her primary research interests are in network and system security. Her research has been funded by many industries and National Science Foundation (NSF).


Research Interests

  • Security in Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Security in Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Security in Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security in Mobile Computing, Cloud Computing, and Big Data
  • Security in Biosensors and Embedded Devices
  • Malware Detection and Botnets

  • Project Fund

  • PI, "i-Care: An Intelligent Real-time Health Monitoring System for Firefighters, " funded by Red Line Safety, 11/2018 - current.
  • Lead PI, “SaTC: Enhancing Security Education through Transiting Research on Security in Emerging Network Technologies,” funded by NSF, NSF DGE Award #1723804, ($300,000 – My portion is $120,832), 09/2017 – 08/2019.
  • Co-PI, “EAGER: Creating a Community Infrastructure for Interoperable Emergency Connectivity”, NSF Award ID: 1637371” ($199,921), 08/15/16-12/31/18
  • IoT Security Education Project, supported by College of Engineering at SJSU, 09/2018 – 08/2020
  • Kordestani Endowed Chair (Research Professor), supported by College of Engineering at SJSU, 01/2016 – 12/2017
  • Senior Personnel, U.S. Army Research Office Summer Grant for High School Research Apprenticeship Program (HSAP), Summer 2017
  • PI, “SDN/NFV Security,” supported by Arista Networks, Inc. in CA ($100,000), 01/2016-12/2017
  • PI, “Software-defined Storage,” supported by Nexenta Systems, Inc. in CA ($50,000), 01/2016 – 12/2016
  • PI, “Data Privacy Protection in Internet of Things (IoT),” granted by GKeS Inc., 01/2016 – 12/2016
  • Faculty Mini Grant ($10,000) from College of Engineering at SJSU, 01/2016 – 12/2016
  • Faculty mentor, Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarship (Supported by NSF Award ID: 1458794, Serve as a mentor.), 02/2015 – 01/2019
  • SJSU RSCA(Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity) for Undergraduate Research, 07/2014 – 06/2017
  • Research Grant from TCL Lab. ($100,000), 02/2014 – 05/2015
  • California State University RSCA(Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity) Grant ($10,000 in total), 2014, 2015
  • Amazon Education Grant, USA ($6,000), Fall 2013

  • Publications

    Peer-reviewed Journal Papers (*This author is a corresponding author.)

  • Sang-Yoon Chang, Sristi L. S. Kumar, Yih-Chun Hu, Younghee Park, "Power-Positive Networking: Wireless-Charging-Based Networking to Protect Energy Against Battery DoS Attacks," accepted for ACM Transaction on Sensor Networks.
  • Sang-Yoon Chang, Younghee Park*, Bhavana Babu Ashok Babu, "Fast IP Hopping Randomization to Secure Hop-by-Hop Access in SDN," IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, December 27, 2018. (Impact factor: 3.286) PDF
  • Sang-Yoon Chang, Sristi L. S. Kumar, Yih-Chun Hu, Younghee Park, "Power-Positive Networking: Wireless-Charging-Based Networking to Protect Energy Against Battery DoS Attacks. accepted for ACM Transaction on Sensor Networks 2019.
  • Shikha Verma, Younghee Park, Mihui Kim, “Predicting Flu-Rate Using Big Data Analytics Based on Social Data and Weather Conditions,” Advanced Science Letters (ISSN 1936-6612), Volume 23, Number 12, December, 2017.
  • Kunal Goswami, Younghee Park*, Chungsik Song, “Impact of Reviewer Social Interaction on Online Consumer Review Fraud Detection,” Journal of Big Data (Springer), May, 2017.
  • Mihui Kim, Younghee Park*, Rohit Kotalwar, “Robust and Agile System against Fault and Anomaly Traffic in Software Defined Networks,” Journal of Applied Sciences, March 2017. (Impact factor: 1.855)
  • Mason Itkin, Mihui Kim, Younghee Park*, “Development of Cloud-based UAV Monitoring and Management System,” in Journal of Sensors, November 2016. (SCIE, Impact factor: 2.4753)
  • Jerry Gao, Chungsik Song, Younghee Park, “Mobile Clouds Empowering Future Healthcare Services using Big Data,” International Journal of Enhanced Research in Medicines and Dental Care (IJERMDC), ISSSN 2349-1590, 2016. (Impact factor: 1.102)
  • Sayali Deshpande, Younghee Park, Mark Stamp, “Eigenvalue Analysis for Metamorphic Detection,” in Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques, Feb. 2014.
  • Younghee Park*, Douglas Reeves, Mark Stamp, “Deriving Common Malware Behavior through Graph Clustering, " The International Journal of Computer and Security, Elsevier, volume 39 November, 2013. (Impact Factor:2.6508).
  • Young June Pyun, Younghee Park*, Douglas S. Reeves, Peng Ning, Xinyan Wang, “Interval-based watermarking for tracing interactive traffic," in the International Journal of Computer Networks, Vol. 56, Pages 1646-1665, Elsevier. Feb. 2012. (*This author is a corresponding author.)(SCIE. Impact Factor:2.522)
  • Young Hee Park, Byungchun Chung, et al., “Scalable Hierarchical Group Key Establishment using Die-Hellman Key Exchange", in Korea Institute of Information Security and Cryptology (KIISC) Journal , December, 2003.
  • Peer-reviewed Conference Papers. (*This author is a corresponding author.)

  • Paul Merrill, Thomas H. Austin, Jenil Thakker, Younghee Park, Justin Rietz, "Lock and Load: A Model for Free Blockchain Transactions through Token Locking," IEEE International Conference on Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures (DAPPCON), San Fransico USA, April 4-9, 2019.
  • Younghee Park*, Nikhil Vijayakumar Kengalahalli, Sang-Yoon Chang, “Distributed Security Network Functions against Botnet Attacks in Software-defined Networks,” IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (NFV-SDN), Verona Italy in November 2018.
  • Rakesh Datta, Sean Choi, Anurag Chowdhary, Younghee Park*, “P4Guard: Designing P4 Based Firewall,” IEEE Military Communications(MILCOM), LA, CA USA October 29-31, 2018.
  • Younghee Park*, Hongxin Hu, Xiaohong Yuan and Hongda Li, “Enhancing Security Education Through Designing SDN Security Labs in CloudLab,” In Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2018), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, February 21-24, 2018. (Best Paper Award)
  • Nikhil Vijayakumar Kengalahalli, Suhas Janardhan, Younghee Park, “Implementing Lightweight Intrusion Detection Systems Based on Network Function Virtualization,” in the 22nd Colloquium for Information System Security Education (CISSE), New Orleans, USA June 11-13, 2018.
  • Younghee Park*, Chungsik Song, Keyur Golani, Youngsoo Kim, Kalgi Bhatt, Kunal Goswami, “Machine-learning based Threat-aware System in Software Defined Networks,” The 26th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2017), July 31-August 3, 2017, Vancouver, Canada. (Acceptance rate: 25%)
  • Sang-Yoon Chang, Sristi Lakshmi Sravana Kumar, Bao Anh N. Tran, Sreejaya Viswanathan, Younghee Park, and Yih-Chun Hu, “Power-Positive Networking Using Wireless Charging: Protecting Energy Against Battery Exhaustion Attacks,” In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), 2017, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Meenu Ganesh, Priyanka Pednekar, Pooja Prabhuswamy, Divyashri Sreedharan Nair, Younghee Park, Hyeran Jeon, “CNN-based Android Malware Detection,” The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Software Security and Assurance (ICSSA), Altoona, PA, Jul 2017.
  • Chungsik Song, Kunal Goswami, Younghee Park*, Sang-Yoon Chang, Euijin Choo, “Graphic Model Analysis of Frauds in Online Consumer Reviews,” Second International Conference on Internet of Things Data, and Cloud Computing (ICC), March 2017
  • Younghee Park*, Shruti Daftari, Pratik Inamdar, Snehal Salavi, Aniket Savanand, Youngsoo Kim, “IoTGuard: Scalable and Agile Safeguards for Internet of Things,” IEEE MILCOM, November 2016.
  • Younghee Park*, Hitesh Padekar, Hongxin Hu, Sang-Yoon Chang, “Enabling Dynamic Access Control for Controller Applications in Software-Defined Networks,” the 21st ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT), June, 2016. (*This author is a corresponding author.) (Best Paper Honorable Award)
  • Debasis Dash1, Juthika Dash, Younghee Park*, Jerry Gao, “Integrated Data Management System for Datacenter,” in the 28th international conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IEEE SEKE), July, 2016.
  • Sang-Yoon Chang, Younghee Park, Akshaya Muralidharan, “Fast Address Hopping at the Switches: Securing Access for Packet Forwarding in SDN,” IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), Turkey, April, 2016.
  • Younghee Park, Sang-Yoon Chang, Lavanya M. Krishnamurthy, “Watermarking for Detection Freeloader Misbehavior in Software-Defined Networks,” IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, Hawaii, USA, February 2016.
  • Juan Deng, Hongxin Hu, Hongda Li, Zhizhong Pan, Kuang-Ching Wang, Gail-Joon Ahn, Jun Bi, Younghee Park, “VNGuard: An NFV/SDN Combination Framework for Provisioning and Managing Virtual Firewalls,” IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization & Software Defined Networks (NFV-SDN), San Francisco, USA November 2015.
  • Sanket Desai, Younghee Park*, Jerry Gao, Sang-Yoon Chang, Chungsik Song, “Improving Encryption Performance using MapReduce,” The IEEE International Symposium on Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSecurity), New York, USA August 2015. (*This author is a corresponding author.)
  • Chungsik Song, Younghee Park*, Jerry Gao and Sri Kinnera Nanduri, “Favored Encryption Techniques and Evaluation for Big Data in a Cloud”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Big Data Computing Service and Applications, San Francisco, USA, April 2015. (*This author is a corresponding author.).
  • Shuyu Li, Jerry Gao, and Younghee Park, “A Sticky Policy Framework for Big Data Security”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Big Data Computing Service and Applications, San Francisco, USA, April 2015.
  • Younghee Park, Akshay Wattal, Manish Mandlik, Xiao Su, “SOMA: Self-resilient Switches against Denial-of-Service Attacks,” In the International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Networks (CECNet), December, 2014.
  • Younghee Park, David M. Nicol, et. al. “Prevention of Malware Propagation in AMI ", in the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Vancouver, Canada, October 2013.
  • Younghee Park, David M. Nicol, “Design of Policy Engine to Prevent Malware Propagation in AMI", in the conference of Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology(TRUST), Washington DC, USA, October 2013.
  • Younghee Park, Salvatore J. Stolfo, “Software Decoys for Insider Threat ", in the 7th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security(ASIACCS), Seoul, South Korea, May 2012.
  • Younghee Park, Douglas Reeves, “Deriving common malware behavior through graph clustering ", Proceedings of the 6th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security(ASIACCS), Hong Kong, China, March 2011.
  • Younghee Park, Qinghua Zhang, Douglas Reeves, Vikram Mulukutla, “AntiBot: Clustering Common Semantic Patterns for Bot Detection ", Proceedings of 34th Annual IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), Seoul, South Korea, July 2010. (Acceptance ratio: 20%(25/193 for Full Papers))
  • Younghee Park, Douglas R. Reeves, “Identication of Bot Commands By Run-time Execution Monitoring ", Proceedings of 25th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2009), Hawaii, USA, December 2009. (Acceptance Ratio: 19.6%(44/224)).
  • Young Hee Park and D. S. Reeves, “Adaptive Watermarking Against Deliberate Random Delay for Attack Attribution Through Stepping Stones ", Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Information and Communications Security (ICICS 2007) December 2007.
  • Y. J. Pyun, Young Hee Park, X. Y. Wang, D. S. Reeves, and P. Ning, “Tracing Traffic Through Intermediate Hosts that Repacketize Flows ", Proceedings of 26th Annual IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2007), May 2007. (Acceptance Ratio: 18%)
  • Young Hee Park, B. Chung, and H. Yoon, “Efficient Group Key Agreement Protocol using a Tree", Proceedings of Korea Institute of Information Security and Cryptology Conference, November, 2002.
  • Peer-reviewed Workshops and Others

  • Sang-Yoon Chang, Younghee Park, “Silent Timestamping for Blockchain Mining Pool Security,” The International Workshop on Computing, Networking and Communications in conjunction with the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2019), Hawaii, USA, February 18-21, 2019.
  • Kamran Naseem Kalokhe, Younghee Park*, Sang-Yoon Chang, “Resilient SDN-based Communication in Vehicular Network,” The International Workshop on Security and Privacy Assurance Technologies for Emerging Networks (SPATEN), June 22, 2018 in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), June 20-22, 2018.
  • Roop K. Sriramulu, Younghee Park*, Sang-Yoon Chang, KaiKai Liu, “Dynamic Cost-effective Emergency Network Provision,” The Workshop on ICT Tools for Emergency Networks and Disaster Relief (I-TENDER), in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies (CoNext), December 2017.
  • Younghee Park*, Pritesh Chandaliya, Akshaya Muralidharan, Nikash Kumar, Hongxin Hu, “Dynamic Defense Provision via Network Functions Virtualization,” ACM International Workshop on Security in Software Defined Networks & Network Function Virtualization (SDN-NFV Security 2017) in conjunction with ACM CODASPY, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 2017.
  • Nuyun Zhang, Hongda Li, Hongxin Hu, Younghee Park, “Towards Effective Virtualization of Intrusion Detection Systems,” ACM International Workshop on Security in Software Defined Networks & Network Function Virtualization (SDN-NFV Security 2017) in conjunction with ACM CODASPY, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 2017.
  • William Zegers, Sang-Yoon Chang, Younghee Park*, Jerry Gao, “A Lightweight Encryption and Secure Protocol for Smartphone Cloud”, 7th International Workshop of Internet-based Virtual Computing Environments, co-located with IEEE Service-Oriented Systems Engineering, 2015. (*This author is a corresponding author.)
  • Euijin Choo, Younghee Park*, Huzefa, “Identifying Malicious Metering Data in Advanced Metering Infrastructure”, in the international Workshop on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing, conjuncted with , London, UK April, 2014. (*This author is a corresponding author.)
  • Younghee Park, Douglas S. Reeves, "Fast Malware Classification by Automated Behavioral Graph Matching ", Proceedings of 6th ACM Annual Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop (CSIIRW), Oak Ridge National Lab., TN, USA, April, 2010.

  • Awards

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship in College of Engineering at SJSU ($1,000 cash award) 05/2018
  • Best Paper Award in CS Research Track, In Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2018) 02/2018
  • Award of Excellence, Distinguished Faculty Mentor for Kunal Goswami, SJSU student research competition. 04/2017
  • Our team (Kunal Goswami, Keyur Golani, Kalgi Bhatt) on the 2nd place on April 2017 in Juniper Networks - SDN and Network Automation Student Competition 02/2017
  • College of Engineering Research Professor Award 2016 & 2017
  • Best Paper Award-Honorable Mention Award (the 2nd place) from the 21st ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT). 06/2016
  • Our team (Hitesh Padekar’s team) got the first place in Juniper Network Competition. (The students got the internship opportunity and Apple iPAD for each.) 04/2015
  • Fellowship for NSF Career Award Workshop, Arlington, VA, USA ($1,000) (Given to only 27 junior professors among 217) 03/2014
  • Travel grant for Grace Hopper Celebration in Women in Computing, Atlanta, USA 10/2010
  • Travel grant for 7th ACM Conference on Computer Communications Security (CCS), Chicago, USA 11/2010
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at North Carolina State University 04/2004
  • President Award at Kyungsung University (Summa Cum Laude at College of Engineering) 02/2000

  • Teaching

  • CMPE 297 Special Topics in Computer/Software Engineering (Advanced IoT Security)
  • CMPE 132 Information Security
  • CMPE 210 Software-defined Networks and Network Functions Virtualization (SDN/NFV)
  • CMPE 297 Special Topics (Software Defined Data Centers)
  • CMPE 299A/B Master Thesis I/II
  • CMPE 295A/B Master Project
  • CMPE 207 Networking Programming and Applications
  • CMPE 209 Network Security
  • CMPE 132 Information Security
  • CMPE 130 Advanced Data Structure
  • Project Experiences

  • Enhancing Security Education through Transiting Research on Security in Emerging Network Technologies (NSF SaTC Award #1723804), 08/15/16-08/31/19
  • Creating a Community Infrastructure for Interoperable Emergency Connectivity by using SDN (NSF Award ID: 1637371), 08/15/16-12/31/18
  • “SDN/NFV Security,” supported by Arista Networks, Inc., 08/15/16-07/31/18
  • “dAPP development” with IBM, 09/2018 – 05/2019
  • “Data-driven NFV” with VMware, 09/2017-05/2018
  • “Software-defined Storage,” supported by Nexenta Systems Inc., 01/2016 – 12/2016
  • PI, “Data Privacy Protection in Internet of Things (IoT),” granted by GKeS Inc., 01/2016 – 12/2016
  • Interactive Application Development for Cisco Devices with Cisco Inc.
  • - Real-time Switch Management System, 01/2016 – 12/2016
  • Scalable and Efficient Encryption Techniques for Terabytes of Storage with INTUIT Inc., 09/2014 – 05/2015
  • Development of Trustworthy Smart Grid Networks against DDoS attack at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 09/2014 – 05/2015
  • Anomaly Detection at Multiple Scales vis Forensic Analysis, Models of Isolation, and Learning of Internetworked Anomalies (ADAMS FAMILIA) supported by DARPA at Columbia University, 08/2012 -05/2013
  • The Modus Operandi Project (Malware Analysis/Detection), funded by NSF at North Carolina State University, 01/2012 – 12/2012
  • The Footfall Project (Traceback Techonology), funded by DoD, USA ARMY Research at North Carolina State University, 08/2008 – 12/2010
  • Cyber Attack Correspondence Management System, at ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), 05/2005 – 12/2007
  • Development of Embedded Lightweight Cryptography Processing Modules based on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), funded by ETRI(Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) at KAIST, 2/2002 – 09/2003

  • Professional Services

  • Program Committee co-Chair for IEEE International Conference on Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures (DAPPCON), April 5-8, 2019 in San Francisco, CA USA
  • Off-Campus Academic Program Coordinators (APC) for Cybersecurity Programs at SJSU and Cisco Cybersecurity Programs., 08/2018-current
  • Panel Speaker and presenter, “Data Science for Cybersecurity”, at the event of Data Science and beyond: Technical, economical and societal challenges at SJSU with ZHAW school of Engineering., 10/25/2018
  • Panel Speaker, Women in Cybersecurity at Cisco, 09/11/2018
  • Center Executive at the research center of STTCS(Smart Technology, Computer and Complex System) at SJSU.
    Website: http://smart-city-sjsu.net/Smartcenter/, 01/2016 - current
  • Workshop chair, IEEE International workshop on Big Data Security and Services in conjunction with IEEE Bigdataservice, in 2017 and 2018.
  • Workshop co-chair, DESWeb 2017, co-located with IEEE ICDE (International Conference on Data Engineering), April 2017.
  • Cybersecurity certificate coordinator in Computer Engineering, 04/2016 - current
  • Invited talk, Medical Device Security Workshop at Stanford Health Care, 01/2016
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee Chair for Computer Engineering in College of Engineering at SJSU, 02/2015
  • Undergraduate/Graduate Studies Committee in College of Engineering at SJSU, 01/2015 – 05/2015
  • Faculty mentor of Summer Research for Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA USA, 09/2013 - current
  • Faculty Member of Cyber Security and Big Data Initiative at SJSU, October 2014
  • Judges for Student Competition of Juniper Networks, 09/2013
  • Curriculum Development for SDN/NFV and IoT, 11/2014 - Current

  • Journal Reviewer

    IEEE Communication Letter, IEEE Computer, IEEE Transaction on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing, Elsevier Computer & Security, Springer Journals, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and so on.


    Programming Committee

    IEEE TrustCom 2014, IEEE BigDataSecurity 2014/2015, IEEE BigDataSerive 2014/2015/2016/2017, IEEE MobileCloud 2014/2015, IEEE BigSecurity colacated with IEEE INFOCOM 2015, IEEE BigData 2014(special session), IEEE CSCloud 2015, TrustCol 2015/2016, IEEE SOSE 2014/2015/2016/2017, IEEE SCAN 2015 co-located with IEEE ICC, International conference on Software Security and Assurance 2015/2016, IEEE ICC 2017, SDNNFVSEC 2016, and so on.


    Advising

  • Total number of graduate students supervised: +200 Master Students (names omitted)
  • Total number of master thesis supervised: 3 Master Students
  • Total number of undergraduate students: 4 Undergraduate Students
  • Kunal Goswami, Rakesh Datta, Nikhil Vijayakumar Kengalahalli, Brandon Lee Gaerlan, and Tejas Chumbalkar, selected by Davidson Student Scholar in 2017/2018