Baek-Young Choi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Fall'18 Office Hours: 11:30 - 12:30 pm Tu Th
550D Flarsheim Hall,
   5110 Rockhill Road Kansas City, Missouri 64110
+1-816-235-2750
choiby AT umkc DOT edu

Research Interests:
My research interests lie in the broad areas of communication networks including:
  • Cloud Computing and Software-Defined Networks
  • Smart Device Technologies, Internet-of-Things
  • Network Algorithms and Protocols
  • Data Storage and Management Systems
  • Network Systems Security/Traffic/Performance: Measurement, Analysis and Modeling

Short Bio:

Dr. Baek-Young Choi is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC). Prior to joining the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Dr. Choi held positions at Sprint Advanced Technology Labs, and the University of Minnesota, Duluth, as a postdoctoral researcher, and as a 3M McKnight distinguished visiting assistant professor, respectively. She published three books on network monitoring, storage systems, and cloud computing.  She has been a faculty fellow of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Visiting Faculty Research Program (AFRL-VFRP) and Korea Telecom’s - Advance Institute of Technology (KT-AIT). She is a senior member of ACM and IEEE, and a member of IEEE Women in Engineering. She is an associate editor for IEEE Internet-of-Things Journal and Springer Journal of Telecommunication Systems, and was an associate editor for Elsevier Journal Computer Networks. Her research interests generally lie in the broad area of networking and communications, with specific emphasis on Internet-of-Things, software-defined networking, cybersecurity, smart city technologies. Her research has been supported by several agencies including NSF, Sprint-Nextel, AFRL, U. Missouri System, and UMKC. She is a senior member of ACM and IEEE, and a member of IEEE Women in Engineering.


Awards and Honors:

  • Faculty Fellow of U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center, 2017
  • Faculty Fellow of U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Summer 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Nominated for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the School of Computing and Engineering, UMKC, 2016
  • Nominated for the Outstanding Faculty Award by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council (IDSC), UMKC, 2014
  • Featured in IEEE Spectrum, 2014 (Numerous posts on the Internet were followed on the work since then.)
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE ISC2, 2018
  • Best Video Award, ACM MobiSys, 2014
  • Best Paper of a Track in IEEE ICCCN, 2014
  • Best Poster Award, CANSec, 2014, 2015
  • Visiting Faculty Research Fellow, Korea Telecom Advanced Institute of Technology (KT-AIT), Summer, 2013
  • 3M McKnight Distinguished Visiting Professorship, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, 8. 2004 - 7. 2005
  • Among the top five papers in CoNext, 2005
  • Nominated for best paper award in INFOCOM, 2004
  • Excellence in Research Award by Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 4. 2002

Current/Recent Professional Services:
  • General Chair:
  • Technical Program Chair:
  • Steering Committee:
  • Organizational Committee:
  • Tutorial/Invited Talks:
    • IEEE NetSoft'18 Tutorial - 'Security Issues in SDN and IoT Applications'
    • ACM MINK WIC, Invited Speaker, Kansas City, MO, November, 2017
    • CANSec, Invited Talk, MS&T, Rolla MO, October 2017.
    • Concorida University, Montreal, Canada, Department Seminar, October 2017.
    • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, NSF REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate students), Invited Seminar, May 2017.
    • Missouri University of Science and Technology, NSF REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate students), Invited Seminar, May 2017.
    • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA, Invited Department Seminar, May 2017.
    • University of Missouri - Kansas City, MO, USA, Department Seminar, May 2017.
    • University of Missouri (Columbia), Sterling and Vivian Hour Colloquium Series Talk, April 2017.
    • GENI Engineering Conference (GEC 25), Miami, FL, USA, Invited Talk, March 2017.
    • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA, Invited Department Seminar, March 2017.
    • Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, China, Invited Department Seminar, December 2016
    • Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, China, Invited Department Seminar, December 2016.
    • Pusan National University, S. Korea, Invited Department Seminar, December 2016.
    • Changwon National University, S. Korea, Invited Department Seminar, December 2016.
    • University of South Florida, USA, Invited Department Seminar, November 2016.
    • Seoul National University, S. Korea, Invited Department Seminar, June 2016.
    • Pusan National University, S. Korea, Invited Department Seminar, June 2016.
    • University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AK, USA, Invited Engineering College Seminar, April 2016.
    • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, Department Teleseminar, January 2016
    • Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY, USA, June 2015
  • Journal Associate Editor:
    • IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2018 ~ )
    • Springer Journal of Telecommunication Systems (2011 ~ )
  • Plenary Panel Speaker: CyberPhysical Cloud - Risks and Opportunities, IEEE ICCCN, 2014
  • Technical Program Committee:
    • IEEE INFOCOM'14, '15, '16, '17, '18
    • IEEE Network Softwarization (NetSoft) '16,'17,'18, '19
    • 11th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA) '16
    • IEEE NFV-SDN’15 Demo’15
    • 43th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)'15
    • International Workshop on Data Centric Cloud (DC2)'15, '16
    • IEEE Globecom (GC)'16, '17, '18
  • Internal Committee:
    • University Campus Level: University Assessment Committee, Fall 2018 ~ present
    • School Unit Level: Chair of Faculty, School of Computing and Engineering, Fall 2016 - Summer 2018
    • MS CS Degree Program Committee: Fall. 2014 ~ present
    • BS CS Degree Program Committee: Fall. 2018 ~ present