Dr. Kangkook Jee is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Texas at Dallas since 2019. Dr. Jee earned a doctorate in Computer Science from Columbia University under the supervision of Prof. Angelos D. Keromytis. Prior to his graduate study, he spent five years in the industry working as a system engineer at IBM Korea. Find more information about Dr. Jee from his full CV (Google Scholar, DBLP).
Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Jee was a security researcher at NEC Laboratories of America, where he worked on many real-world security challenges from diverse domains such as enterprise, IoT, connected automotive, and Industrial Control Systems (ICS). While Dr. Jee’s background encompasses a broad range of security issues across the system, network, and data domains, currently, he has mainly worked on the following three research areas: First, the system provenance research that implements fine-granular data collection to establish large scale datasets and conduct various analysis study to combat stealthy attack vectors by advanced adversaries. Second, the safety and security of spacecraft, mainly due to the ever-increasing number of satellite launches and over-crowded satellites in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Lastly, the challenges around the disassembly and decompilation of binaries at different levels. In particular, Dr. Jee is highly interested in scaling the reverse engineering processes, which are known to be highly customized and thus expensive, while providing a certain level of accuracy guarantee.
Research Keywords: System provenance; Graph Analytics; Graph Neural Network (GNN); Explanable and Interpretable Models; Binary reversing; Disassembly and decompilation; Hardware security in a harsh environment; Visit the research page to find out more about Dr. Jee’s work.
Prospective Students: If you are interested in joining our research group, please reach me by submitting the graduate research form. Undergraduate or master’s students can also take research credit courses to do research with me. Please contact me by filling in the student research form if you are interested.
In his spare time, Dr. Jee does codes, builds model kits, plays various sports, takes photographs, and occasionally participates in CTF competitions. He also advises the Computer Security Group (CSG) at UT Dallas.