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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma

About

Junghwan "John" Rhee, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Central Oklahoma. 

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, August 2011
  • M.S., Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, May 2005
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, May 2003

Experience

He was a senior researcher at NEC Laboratories America where he worked on multiple cybersecurity and computer system projects for nine years. He obtained a Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. His academic advisor at Purdue was Prof. Dongyan Xu and he was a member of a system research group, Lab FRIENDS.

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Business Contribution Award. NEC Laboratories America, January 2018
  • 2016 CEATEC Award, October 2016
  • 2015 Business Contribution Award. NEC Laboratories America, April 2015

Interests

His research interest lies in system security and reliability solving research problems in system diagnosis, system reliability issues, end-host security, system provenance, IoT, cyber physical systems, and digital forensic with program analysis, runtime systems, operating systems and AI techniques. 
 

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

  • Detecting Malware Injection with Program-DNS Behavior, Yixin Sun, Kangkook Jee, Suphannee Sivakorn, Zhichun Li, Cristian Lumezanu, Lauri Korts- Pärn, Zhenyu Wu, Junghwan Rhee, Chung Hwan Kim, Mung Chiang, Prateek Mittal, In Proceedings of the IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy 2020 (EuroS&P'20), Genova, Italy, September 2020.
  • You Are What You Do: Hunting Stealthy Malware via Data Provenance Analysis, Qi Wang, Wajih Ul Hassan, Ding Li, Kangkook Jee, Xiao Yu, Kexuan Zou, Junghwan Rhee, Zhengzhang Chen, Wei Cheng, Carl A. Gunter, Haifeng Chen, In Proceedings of the 29th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS'20), San Diego, CA, February 2020
  • APTrace: A Responsive System for Agile Enterprise Level Causality Analysis, Jiaping Gui, Ding Li, Zhengzhang Chen, Junghwan Rhee, Xusheng Xiao, Mu Zhang, Kangkook Jee, Zhichun Li, and Haifeng Chen, In Proceedings of the 36th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2020), Industry and Application Track, Dallas, TX, April 2020
  • A Generic Edge-Empowered Graph Convolutional Network via Node-Edge Mutual Enhancement, Pengyang Wang, Jiaping Gui, Zhengzhang Chen, Junghwan Rhee, Haifeng Chen, Yanjie Fu, In Proceedings of the Web Conference 2020 (WWW 2020), Taipei, April 2020
  • RVFuzzer: Finding Input Validation Bugs in Robotic Vehicles through Control-Guided Testing, Taegyu Kim, Chung Hwan Kim and Junghwan Rhee, Fan Fei, Zhan Tu, Gregory Walkup, Xiangyu Zhang, Xinyan Deng, and Dongyan Xu, In Proceedings of 28th USENIX Security Symposium (SECURITY 2019), Santa Clara, CA, August 2019
  • HeapTherapy+: Efficient Handling of (Almost) All Heap Vulnerabilities Using Targeted Calling-Context Encoding, Qiang Zeng, Golam Kayas, Emil Mohammed, Lannan Luo, Xiaojiang Du, Junghwan Rhee, In Proceedings of the 49th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2019), Portland, OR, June 2019
  • Attentional Heterogeneous Graph Neural Network: Application to Program Reidentification, Shen Wang, Zhengzhang Chen, Ding Li, Lu-An Tang, Jiangchao Ni, Zhichun Li, Junghwan Rhee, Haifeng Chen, Philip S Yu, In Proceedings of the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM19), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 2019
  • PolPer: Process-Aware Restriction of Over-Privileged Setuid Calls in Legacy Applications Yuseok Jeon, Junghwan Rhee, Chung Hwan Kim, Zhichun Li, Mathias Payer, Byungyoung Lee, Zhenyu Wu, In Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2019), Dallas, TX, March 2019
  • NodeMerge: Template Based Efficient Data Reduction For Big-Data Causality Analysis, Yutao Tang, Ding Li, Zhichun Li, Mu Zhang, Kangkook Jee, Xusheng Xiao, Zhenyu Wu, Junghwan Rhee, Fengyuan Xu, Qun Li, In Proceedings of the 25rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2018), Toronto, Canada, October 2018
  • Towards a Timely Causality Analysis for Enterprise Security, Yushan Liu, Mu Zhang, Ding Li, Kangkook Jee, Zhichun Li, Zhenyu Wu, Junghwan Rhee, Prateek Mittal, In Proceedings of the 25th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium(NDSS'18), San Diego, CA, February 2018
  • CAFE: A Virtualization-Based Approach to Protecting Sensitive Cloud Application Logic Confidentiality, Sungjin Park, Chung Hwan Kim, Junghwan Rhee, Jongjin Won, Taisook Han, Dongyan Xu IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), 2018
  • High Fidelity Data Reduction for Big Data Security Dependency Analyses, Zhang Xu, Zhenyu Wu, Zhichun Li, Kangkook Jee, Junghwan Rhee, Xusheng Xiao, Fengyuan Xu, Haining Wang and Guofei Jiang, In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2016), Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria October 24-28, 2016
  • Detecting Stack Layout Corruptions with Robust Stack Unwinding, Yangchun Fu, Junghwan Rhee, Zhiqiang Lin, Zhichun Li, Hui Zhang, Guofei Jiang, In Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses (RAID 2016), Evry, France, September 2016
  • PerfGuard: Binary-Centric Application Performance Monitoring in Production Environments, Chung Hwan Kim, Junghwan Rhee, Kyu Hyung Lee, Xiangyu Zhang and Dongyan Xu, In Proceedings of the ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundation of Software Engineering 2016 (FSE 2016), Seattle, WA, November 2016
  • PInfer: Learning to Infer Concurrent Request Paths from System Kernel Events, Hongteng Xu, Xia Ning, Hui Zhang, Junghwan Rhee, Guofei Jiang, In Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2016), Würzburg, Germany, July 2016
  • Accurate, Low Cost and Instrumentation-free Security Audit Logging for Windows Shiqing Ma, Kyuhyung Lee, Chunghwan Kim, Junghwan Rhee, Xiangyu Zhang, Dongyan Xu, In Proceedings of Annual Computer Security Applications Conference 2015 (ACSAC 2015), Los Angeles, CA, December, 2015
  • Discover and Tame Long-running Idling Processes in Enterprise Systems, Jun Wang, Zhiyun Qian, Zhichun Li, Zhenyu Wu, Junghwan Rhee, Xia Ning, Peng Liu, Geoff Jiang, In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS 2015), Singapore, April 14, 2015
  • CAFE: A Virtualization-Based Approach to Protecting Sensitive Cloud Application Logic Confidentiality, Chung Hwan Kim, Sungjin Park, Junghwan Rhee, Jongjin Won, Taisook Han, Dongyan Xu In Proceedings of the 10th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS 2015), Short Paper, Singapore, April 14, 2015
  • PerfScope: Practical Online Server Performance Bug Inference in Production Cloud Computing Infrastructures, Daniel J. Dean, Hiep Nguyen, Xiaohui Gu, Hui Zhang , Junghwan Rhee, Nipun Arora, Geoff Jiang, In Proceedings of 2014 ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC 2014), Seattle, WA, November, 2014
  • Data-Centric OS Kernel Malware Characterization, Junghwan Rhee, Ryan Riley, Zhiqiang Lin, Xuxian Jiang, Dongyan Xu IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), 2014
  • An Analytics Approach to Traffic Analysis in Network Virtualization, Hui Zhang, Junghwan Rhee, Nipun Arora, Qiang Xu, Cristian Lumezanu, Guofei Jiang, In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2014), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 17, 2014
  • Enabling Layer-2 Pathlet Tracing through Context Encoding in Software Defined Networks, Hui Zhang, Cristian Lumezanu, Junghwan Rhee, Nipun Arora, Qiang Xu, Guofei Jiang, In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking (HotSDN 2014), August 2014
  • IntroPerf: Transparent Context-Sensitive Multi-Layer Performance Inference using System Stack Traces, Chung Hwan Kim, Junghwan Rhee, Hui Zhang, Nipun Arora, Guofei Jiang, Xiangyu Zhang, Dongyan Xu, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS 2014), Austin, Texas, June 2014
  • Uscope: A Scalable Unified Tracer from Kernel to User Space, Junghwan Rhee, Hui Zhang, Nipun Arora, Guofei Jiang, Kenji Yoshihira, In Proceedings of the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS’14), Krakow, Poland, May 2014 (Mini-conference)
  • CLUE: System Trace Analytics for Cloud Service Performance Diagnosis, Hui Zhang, Junghwan Rhee, Nipun Arora, Sahan Gamage, Guofei Jiang, Kenji Yoshihira, Dongyan Xu, In Proceedings of the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS’14), Krakow, Poland, May 2014 (Special Track)
  • Software System Performance Debugging with Kernel Events Feature Guidance Junghwan Rhee, Hui Zhang, Nipun Arora, Guofei Jiang, Kenji Yoshihira, In Proceedings of the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS’14), Krakow, Poland, May 2014 (Short Paper)
  • DeltaPath: Precise and Scalable Calling Context Encoding, Qiang Zeng, Junghwan Rhee, Hui Zhang, Nipun Arora, Guofei Jiang, Peng Liu, In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization 2014 (CGO’14), Orlando, Florida, February 2014
  • HybNET: Network Manager for Hybrid Network Infrastructure, Hui Lu, Nipun Arora, Hui Zhang, Cristian Lumezanu, Junghwan Rhee, Guofei Jiang, In Proceedings of the ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference (Middleware’13), Beijing, China, December 2013 (Industry)
  • iProbe: A Lightweight User-Level Dynamic Instrumentation Framework, Nipun Arora, Hui Zhang, Junghwan Rhee, Kenji Yoshihira, Geoff Jiang, In Proceedings of the 28th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE’13), Silicon Valley, CA, November 2013 (Tool demonstration)
  • Discovering Semantic Data of Interest from Un-mappable Memory with Confidence Zhiqiang Lin, Junghwan Rhee, Chao Wu, Xiangyu Zhang and Dongyan Xu, In Proceedings of the 19th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS‘12), San Diego, CA, February 2012.
  • Autonomic Live Adaptation of Virtual Networked Environments in a Multidomain Infrastructure, Paul Ruth, Junghwan Rhee, Dongyan Xu, Sebastien Goasguen, Rick Kennell, In Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 2(2): 141-154 (2011), July 2011
  • Characterizing Kernel Malware Behavior with Kernel Data Access Patterns, Junghwan Rhee, Zhiqiang Lin, Dongyan Xu, In Proceedings of the 6th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer, and Communications Security (ASIACCS‘11), Hong Kong, March 2011. 
  • SigGraph: Brute Force Scanning of Kernel Data Structure Instances Using Graph-based Signatures, Zhiqiang Lin, Junghwan Rhee, Xiangyu Zhang, Dongyan Xu, and Xuxian Jiang, In Proceedings of the 18th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS‘11), San Diego, CA, February 2011. 
  • DKSM: Subverting Virtual Machine Introspection for Fun and Profit, S. Bahram, X. Jiang, Z. Wang, M. Grace, J. Li, D. Srinivasan, J. Rhee, and D. Xu, In Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS‘10), New Delhi, India, October 2010. 
  • Kernel Malware Analysis with Un-tampered and Temporal Views of Dynamic Kernel Memory, Junghwan Rhee, Ryan Riley, Dongyan Xu, and Xuxian Jiang, In Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium of Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID‘10), Ottawa, Canada, October 2010. 
  • DeskBench: Flexible Virtual Desktop Benchmarking Toolkit, Junghwan Rhee, Andrzej Kochut, and Kirk Beaty, In Proceedings of the 11th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM‘09), Long Island, NY, June 2009 (Mini-conference).
  • Defeating Dynamic Data Kernel Rootkit Attacks via VMM-based Guest Transparent Monitoring, Junghwan Rhee, Ryan Riley, Xuxian Jiang, and Dongyan Xu, In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES‘09), Fukuoka, Japan, March 2009. 
  • Autonomic Live Adaptation of Virtual Computational Environments in a Multi-Domain Infrastructure, Paul Ruth, Junghwan Rhee, Dongyan Xu, Rick Kennell, and Sebastien Goasguen, In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC‘06), Dublin, Ireland, June 2006. 
  • Short Paper: Autonomic Adaptation of Virtual Distributed Environments in a Multi- Domain Infrastructure, Dongyan Xu, Paul Ruth, Junghwan Rhee, Rick Kennell, and Sebastien Goasguen, In Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC’06), Paris, France, June 2006. 
  • Mondrix: Memory Isolation for Linux using Mondriaan Memory Protection, Emmett Witchel, Junghwan Rhee, and Krste Asanovic, In Proceedings of the 20th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP’05), Brighton, United Kingdom, October 2005. 
  • TraceBack: First-Fault Diagnosis by Reconstruction of Distributed Control Flow, A. Ayers, R. Schooler, C. Metcalf, A. Agarwal, J. Rhee, and E. Witchel, In Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN 2005 Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI‘05), Chicago, IL, June 2005. 

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