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Prof. John Rhee

Dr. Junghwan "John" Rhee, Ph.D.
University of Central Oklahoma


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Hi, I am an associate professor at University of Central Oklahoma. I was a senior researcher and the security team lead at NEC Laboratories America where I worked on multiple interesting cyber security and computer system projects for nine years. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University.

My research interest lies in System Security and Reliability solving research problems in System Diagnosis, System Reliability Issues, End-host Security, System Provenance with program analysis, runtime systems, operating system, and AI techniques.

My academic advisor at Purdue was Prof. Dongyan Xu, and Prof. Xiangyu Zhang, Prof. Gene Spafford (Spaf), and Prof. Sonia Fahmy were my thesis committee members. I was a member of a system research group, Lab FRIENDS and the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS).

  • DriveFuzz: Discovering Autonomous Driving Bugs through Driving Quality-Guided Fuzzing (CCS 2022)
  • ShadowAuth: Backward-Compatible Automatic CAN Authentication for Legacy ECUs (ACM ASIACCS 2022)
  • PASAN: Detecting Peripheral Access Concurrency Bugs within Bare-Metal Embedded Applications (SEC 2021)
  • SIGL: Securing Software Installations Through Deep Graph Learning (SEC 2021)
  • Find My Sloths: Automated Comparative Analysis of How Real Enterprise Computers Keep Up with the Software Update Races (DIMVA 2021)
  • Utrack: Enterprise User Tracking Based on OS-Level Audit Logs (CODASPY 2021)
  • This is Why We Can’t Cache Nice Things: Lightning-Fast Threat Hunting using Suspicion Based Hierarchical Storage (ACSAC 2020)
  • Vessels: Efficient and Scalable Deep Learning Prediction on Trusted Processors (SOCC 2020)
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Dr. Junghwan "John" Rhee
Department of Computer Science
100 North University Drive
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034

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