Younghee Park
   Assistant Professor
   Computer Engineering Department
   San Jose State University
   Office Phone: 408-924-7854
   Department Office Phone: 408-924-4150
   Email: younghee.park AT

Short Bio

Younghee Park joined Computer Engineering at San Jose State University in August 2013. She is also serving as Executive for STCCS. She selected Kordestani Endowed Chair in the College of Engineering in 2016. 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. Her primary research interests are in network and system security. Her research has been funded by many industries and National Science Foundation (NSF).


  • 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

  • Malware Detection and Botnets


  • Co-PI, "EAGER: Creating a Community Infrastructure for Interoperable Emergency Connectivity" (NSF Award ID: 1637371), August 2016.

  • PI, "SDN/NFV Security," supported by Arista Networks, Inc., January 2016.

  • PI, "Software-defined Storage," supported by Nexenta Systems, Inc., January 2016.

  • PI, "Data Privacy Protection in Internet of Things (IoT)," granted by GKeS Inc., January 2016.

  • Kordestani Endowed Chair, supported by College of Engineering at SJSU, January 2016.

  • Faculty Mini Grant from College of Engineering at SJSU, October 2015.

  • Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarship (Supported by NSF Award ID: 1458794, Serve as mentor ), February 2015.

  • SJSU Undergraduate Research Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016. 07/2014 - 05/2015

  • Research Grant from TCL Lab. ($100,000) in February 2014. 02/2014 - 05/2015

  • CSU RSCA Research Grant at SJSU, 2014, 2015.

  • Amazon Education Grant, USA ($6,000) in Fall 2013


  • Younghee Park*, et. al. "IoTGuard: Scalable and Agile Safeguards for Internet of Things," in IEEE MILCOM, October, 2016.

  • Hitesh Padekar, Younghee Park*, 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. (Best Paper Honorable Award).

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sayali Deshpande, Younghee Park, Mark Stamp, "Eigenvalue Analysis for Metamorphic Detection," in Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques, Feb. 2014.

  • Euijin Choo, Younghee Park*, Huzefa, "Identifying Malicious Metering Data in Advanced Metering Infrastructure", in the international Workshop on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing, London, UK April, 2014.

  • 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*, 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: 1.158).

  • 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.

  • 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:1.589)

  • 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 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • 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.


  • Best Paper Award-Honorable Mention from the 21st ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT), June 2016.

  • Fellowship for NSF Career Award Workshop, Arlington, VA, USA ($1,000), (Given to only 27 junior professors among 217), March 2014.

  • Travel grant for Grace Hopper Celebration in Women in Computing, Atlanta, USA, October 2010.

  • Travel grant for 7th ACM Conference on Computer Communications Security (CCS), Chicago, USA, November 2010.

  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at North Carolina State University, April 2004.

  • President Award with Summa Cum Laude in College of Engineering at Kyungsung University, February 2000.


  • Fall 2016: CMPE 210 SDN/NFV, CMPE 297 Special Topics (Software Defiend Data Centers)

  • Spring 2016: CMPE 207 Network Programming and Application

  • Fall 2015: CMPE 209 Network Security

  • Spring 2015: CMPE 132 Information Security, CMPE 209 Network Security

  • Fall 2014: CMPE 209 Network Security

  • Spring 2014:CMPE 130 Advanced Algorithm Design, CMPE 207 Network Programming and Application

  • Fall 2013:CMPE 130 Advanced Algorithm Design, CMPE 207 Network Programming and Application

  • Course materials are available on CANVAS at SJSU.


  • NSF Project, Creating a Community Infrastructure for Interoperable Emergency Connectivity in 2016 ~ current.

  • SDN/NFV Security supported by Arista Networks, Inc. in 2016 ~ current.

  • Software-defined Storage," supported by Nexenta Systems in 2016 ~ current.

  • Data Privacy Protection in Internet of Things (IoT) granted by GKeS Inc. in 2016 ~ current.

  • Interactive Application Development for Cisco Devices with Cisco Inc. in 2015.

  • Scalable and Efficient Encryption Techniques for Terabytes of Storage with INTUIT Inc. in 2014.

  • Development of Trustworthy Smart Grid Networks against DDoS attack at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 - 2013.

  • Anomaly Detection at Multiple Scales vis Forensic Analysis, Models of Isolation, and Learning of Internetworked Anomalies (ADAMS FAMILIA), supported by DARPA at Columbia University in 2011.

  • The Modus Operandi Project, funded by NSF at North Carolina State University in 2009 - 2010.

  • The Footfall Project, funded by DoD, USA ARMY Research at North Carolina State University in 2004 - 2009.

  • Cyber Attack Correspondence Management System, at ETRI(Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) in 2003.

  • Development of Embedded Lightweight Cryptography Processing Modules based on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), funded by ETRI(Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) at KAIST in 2001 - 2002.


  • Kordestani Endowed Chair in College of Engineering at SJSU 01/2016 - current

  • Executive at Research Center of STTCS(Smart Technology, Computer and Complex System) starting from 2016.

  • Faculty Mentor for "Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarships (SVIES) Program," supported by NSF.

  • Undergraduate/Graduate Studies Committee in College of Engineering at SJSU.

  • Faculty Mentor of Summer Research for Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA USA Summer 2014

  • Co-Publicity Chair/Session Chair in IEEE BigDataService April 2015.

  • Session Chair in IEEE MILCOM October 2014.

  • Faculty Member of Cyber Security and Big Data Initiative at SJSU, starting from 2013.

  • Judges for Student Competition of Juniper Networks in November 2014.


    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.


    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.

    My RA or Thesis Students:

  • Current: Chunsik Song (Research Scientist), Akshaya Muralidharan (RA), Pritesh Chandaliya(RA), Kunal Goswami (RA/MS Thesis), Mason Itkin(Undergraduate Student), Keyur Golani (RA), Kalgi Bhatt (RA), Rakesh Datta (RA), Arpeet Desai (RA), Sahil Kaw (RA/TA), Anuvrat Tiku(RA), Rohit Kotalwar (RA)

  • Graduated: Huzefa Siyamwala (RA, Graduated), Akshay Wattal (RA, Graduated), Manish Mandlik (RA, Graduated), Hitesh Padekar (RA/MS Thesis, now at HPE), William Zegers (Undergraduate Student/RA, now at CMU), Lavanya M. Krishnamurthy (RA, now at Cisco), Shruti Rao(RA)

  • Every semester, I'm advising 4 to 6 groups for their master projects. More than 100 MS students were graduated from my lab as of September 2016.

  • You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life. (by Zig Ziglar)