Baek-Young Choi, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Office Hours: No Office Hour in Summer 2016
Address: 550D Flarsheim Hall

             5110 Rockhill Road Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Phone:   +1-816-235-2750

Email:    choiby AT umkc DOT edu


Short Bio:

Dr. Baek-Young Choi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She held positions at Sprint Advanced Technology Labs, and the University of Minnesota, Duluth, as a post-doctoral researcher, and as a 3M McKnight distinguished visiting assistant professor, respectively. She has been a fellow of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Visiting Faculty Research Program (AFRL-VFRP), and Korea Telecom - Advance Institute of Technology (KT-AIT). Her research interests lie in the broad area of algorithm and system development for diverse types of networks, especially in resource management and network monitoring. She has authored the book, ‘Scalable Network Monitoring in High Speed Networks’, and co-edited the book, ‘High Performance Cloud Auditing and Applications.‘ She has served on NSF and DOE panels multiple times and was an Associate Editor for the Elsevier Journal of Computer Networks. She is currently an Associate Editor for Springer Journal of Telecommunication Systems. She has also served as a general chair, technical program chair, technical program committee member, organizing committee member, session chair, and reviewer for many international conferences and workshops. 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. 

Current/Recent Professional Services:

  1. General Chair:

  2. General Co-Chair, IEEE International Workshop on SDN and IoT 2016 (with Drs. Kaliappa and Shorey, in Conjunction with IEEE NetSoft 2016)

  3. General Co-Chair, 7th CANSec (Central Area Networking and Security Workshop), Kansas City, Spring 2015 (With Dr. Deep Medhi)

  4. Technical Program Chair:

  5. Special Session Chair, IEEE CloudNet’15, Cloud assisted Internet-of-Things

  6. Co-Chairs: Drs. Baek-Young Choi, Deep Medhi, Sejun Song

  7. Special Track Chair for 12th IEEE International Conference on Service Computing (SCC), Special Track on Internet-of-Things, New York City, 2015 (With Dr. Rajeev Shorey)

  8. Track Chair for ICCCN 2015, International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) - Multimedia and Real-time Networking (MRN) track, Las Vegas, 2015 (With Dr. Wei Yu)

  9. Poster Chair, ACM 3rd MINK WIC (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas - Women In Computing), Kansas City, 2015

  10. Steering Committee:

  11. Central Area Networking and Security Workshop (CANSec, formerly KanSec), since Fall 2014, Steering Committee Chair since Fall 2015

  12.    Organizational Committee:

  13. IEEE INFOCOM'16, Student Activities Co-Chair

  14. IEEE Network Softwarization (NetSoft) '16, Publications Co-Chair

  15. IEEE COMSNETS’16, Publications Chair

  16. Invited Talks:

  17. University of Arkansas, Little Rock, College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) Colloquium Speaker, 2016

  18. Texas A&M University’s Fish-bowl tele-seminar series, 2016

  19. IEEE Workshop on Wild and Crazy Ideas on the Interplay between IoT and Big Data (WACI), 2016

  20. Journal Guest Editor:

  21. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Special Issue on Security and Privacy in Cloud-Assisted IoT Networks,

  22. Co-Editors: Drs. Shusen Yang, Chia-Mu Yu, Baek-Young Choi, Chih-Yang Lin, Frank Shih 

  23. Springer Journal of Network and Systems Management, Special Issue on Management of Software Defined Networks (SDNs), , Vol 23, Issue 2, April 2015

  24. Co-Editors: Drs. Bhumip Khasnabish and Nick Feamster

  25. Journal Associate Editor:

  26. Springer Journal of Telecommunication Systems (2011 ~ )

  27. Plenary Panel Speaker: CyberPhysical Cloud - Risks and Opportunities, IEEE ICCCN, 2014

  28. NSF Panelist, 2014

  29.     Technical Program Committee:

  30. IEEE INFOCOM'14, '15, '16, '17

  31. IEEE Network Softwarization (NetSoft) '16

  32. 11th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA) '16

  33. IEEE NFV-SDN’15 Demo’15

  34. 43th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP)'15

  35. International Workshop on Data Centric Cloud (DC2)'15, '16

  36. IEEE Globecom (GC)'14, '15, '16

  37. IEEE International conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN)'14, '15

  38.     Internal Committee:

  39. University Campus Level: SCE Representative for Graduate Council (2013 ~ )

  40. MS CS Degree Program Committee: Fall. 2014~

Research Interests:

My research interests lie in the broad areas of communication networks including:

  1. Cloud Computing and Software-Defined Networks

  2. Network Algorithms and Protocols

  3. Data Storage and Management Systems

  4. Network Traffic/Performance/Security: Measurement, Analysis and Modeling

  5. Smart Device Technologies, Internet of Things