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Jin-Hee Dr. Jin-Hee Cho is an associate professor and a director of Trustworthy Cyberspace Lab (tClab) in the Department of Computer science at Virginia Tech since Aug. 2018. Prior to joining the Virginia Tech, she worked as a computer scientist (DB III for 2010-2015; DB IV for 2016-2018) at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (USARL), Adelphi, Maryland, since July 2010 and was an ORAU/ARL postdoctoral researcher for Jan. 2009 - July 2010. Dr. Cho was on the adjunct faculty at Virginia Tech for 2012-2016 and at The George Washington University for 2014-2016. Dr. Cho's main areas of research interest includes trust management, moving target defense, defensive deception, metrics and measurements, network performance analysis, resource allocation, agent-based modeling, uncertainty reasoning and analysis, decision making under uncertainty, network science, information fusion and credibility, and social network analysis. She received the best paper awards in IEEE TrustCom 2009, BRIMS 2013, IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, 2017 ARL's publication award, and IEEE CogSIMA 2018. She is a winner of the 2015 IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications Networking. In 2016, Dr. Cho was selected for the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which is the highest honor bestowed by the US government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. She is also a recipient of the Faculty Fellow Award from the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2022. Dr. Jin-Hee Cho received the BA from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea and MA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA. She also obtained MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Virginia Tech in 2004 and 2008, respectively. She is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. (This websited is updated as of Apr. 20, 2023)



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Recent Services

  • Editorial Board
  • Selected (Co)Chairs or Technical Program Committee (TPC)

  • Funded Projects at Virginia Tech

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    External Funding

    1. Lead PI with PI Paulo Costa (GMU), Agency for Defense Development (ADD), Republic of Korea (South Korea), ``DALNIM: Dependency-based Assessment of Litigious Network events Impacting the Mission'' (Total $260K; VT/My share: $175K; $85K for GMU as a subawardee; 05/01/2022 -- 04/30/2023)
    2. Co-PI with the lead PI Peter Beling (VT, Hume Center), Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University collaborators, Funding Program of Virtual Institutes for Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Research and Employ (VICEROY), ``Cybersecurity Research and Advanced Training of ROTC Students (CREATORS),'' (Total: $1,487,269; VT: $812,269; My share: $62,025; 12/25/2021 - 12/24/2023).
    3. Lead PI with Co-PI Hoda Eldardiry (CS, VT), PI Hongyi Wu (ODU), and Co-PI Rui Ning (ODU), The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Collaboration Funding Program, ``Deep Resilience for Multifaceted Federated Learning in Internet-of-Everything'' (Total $125K; VT: $75K; My share: $40K; 12/25/2021-12/24/2022)
    4. Co-PI with lead PI Dong S. Ha (ECE, VT), PI Swarun Kumar (ECE, CMU) and Co-PI Robin White (Animal and Poultry Science, VT), NSF CNS: Medium: ``Energy Centric Wireless Sensor Node System for Smart Farms'' (Total $750K; VT: $573,750; My share: $191,108; 10/01/2021-09/30/2025)
    5. PI with lead PI Feng Chen (UTD) and PI Dong Hyun Jeong (UDC), NSF III: Medium: ``Multidimensional Uncertainty-Aware Deep Learning Framework'' (Total $1.2M; My share: $500K; 10/01/2021-09/30/2025)
    6. PI, ARO: ``Uncertainty-Aware Deep Reinforcement Learning-based Defense for Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems'' (Total/VT/My share: $240K; 05/01/2021 - 04/30/2024)
    7. PI with co-PI Munindar Singh (CS, North Carolina State University): Army Research Office (ARO): ``Foureye: Cyber Defensive Deception based on Hypergame Theory for Tactical Networks'' (Total $285K; VT/My share: $190K; 05/2020-4/2023)
    8. PI with lead PI Hongyi Wu (ODU) et al., The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI): ``Backdoor Detection and Mitigation in Deep Neural Networks'' (Total $184,816; VT/My share: $48,284; 05/2021-04/2022)
    9. Co-PI with PI Hwajung Lee (Radford University) and other 5 VT Co-PIs, The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI): ``5G Enabled Smart Farms through Secure and Intelligent Wireless Sensors'' (Total $20K; VT: $10K; My share: $1,667; 01/2021-06/2021)
    10. Co-PI with PI Dong S. Ha (ECE, VT) and Co-PI Robin White (APS, VT): FY20 Southwest Virginia Collaboration Grant Proposal sponsored by The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Southwest Virginia Node Institutions: ``Secure Wireless IoT Sensors for Smart Farms,'' (Total $20K; My share: $6.7K; 07/2020 - 12/2020)

    Internal Funding

    1. Co-PI with PI Dong S. Ha (ECE, VT) and Co-PI Robin White (APS, VT): Internal Funding; ICTAS EFO Opportunity Seed Investment Grant: ``Secure Wireless IoT Sensors for Smart Farms'' (Total $10K; My share: $3.3K; 01/2021 - 06/2021)
    2. PI with PI Lifu Huang (CS, VT) and Co-PIs Kee Jeong Kim (Human Development and Family Science), Mary Beth Dunkenberger (Policy and Government), Lara Nagle (Policy and Government), Internal Funding, ISDA-ISERC (Integrated Security Destination Area-The Integrated Security Education and Research Center) research proposal entitled ``Building Youth Resilience to Cybergrooming: Transdisciplinary Prevention Approach'' (Total $10K; My share: $3K; 07/01/2021 - 06/31/2022)

    Selected Awards & Honors