• Dr. Choi chaired 4th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) 2018 (with Aaron Deacon).

  • Dr. Choi organized 1st NSF S&CC Aspiring PI Workshop, co-located with ISC2 2018 (with Sajal Das, Aaron Deacon, James Sterbenz and Driss Benhaddou).

  • Dr. Choi gave a tutorial on 'Secure SDN Architectures and Their Applications for IoT and Edge Computing' at IEEE NetSoft 2018, Montreal, Canada, June.

  • Dr. Choi organized W2Women-WICE Workshop, co-located with ICC 2018 (with Drs. Ana García Armada, Michele Nogueira and Dola Saha).

  • Helen got UMKC Women’s Council - Graduate Assistance Fund Scholarship.

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at UM System - Cyber Security Summit, Invited Speaker, MS&T, Rolla MO, April.

  • Mamun received Graduate Studies Research Grant ($7500).


 

 
  • Helen received 'Outstanding PhD Student' Award

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at MINK WIC, Kansas City, MO, Invited Speaker

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at CANSec, MS&T, Rolla MO, Invited Talk

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at Concorida University, Montreal, Canada, Department Seminar

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, NSF REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate students), Invited Seminar

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at Missouri University of Science and Technology, NSF REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate students), Invited Seminar

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA, Invited Department Seminar

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at University of Missouri - Kansas City, MO, USA, Department Seminar

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at University of Missouri, Sterling and Vivian Hour Colloquium Series Talk

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at GENI Engineering Conference (GEC 25), Miami, FL, USA, Invited Talk

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA, Invited Department Seminar



  • Dr. Choi co-organizes IEEE SDN-IoT Workshop (with IEEE NetSoft), in Korea, 2016.

  • Kaustubh successfully defended his dissertation, Spring 2016. Initial employer: TCS Innovation Lab.

  • Dr. Choi received NSF I-Corps grant (‘Child Tracking and Detection - A Public Safety Application Through Mobile Crowd Sensing’).

  • Rafida received the travel grants from GENI Summer Camp/Workshop.

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, as a College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) Colloquium Speaker, 2016

  • NMSL lab folks (Dr. Choi and all her students) participated CANSec Workshop at Warrensburg, MO, Spring 2016.

  • Dr. Choi co-organized IEEE INFOCOM’16 Student Activities Workshop, 2016.

  • Helen received a travel grant from SmartComp’16 and will present her work in the PhD Forum.

  • Helen received a travel grant and presented at Early Career Big Data Summit at the University of North Dakota.

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk at the Texas A&M University’s Fish-bowl tele-seminar series.


  • Sunae successfully defended her dissertation and earned her Ph.D. degree, Fall 2015. Initial employer: University of Central Missouri.

  • Xinjie successfully defended her dissertation and earned her Ph.D. degree, Fall 2015. Initial employer: Nanjing Tech University, China.

  • Dr. Choi is invited as an Invited Speaker for IEEE WACI’16 Workshop.

  • Our paper (with Drs. Park and Song and Henry Zhu @ Cisco) on SDN was published in ISSRE Industry Track, 2015.

  • Our paper (with Drs. Kim and Song) on WSN multicast is accepted to the International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2015.

  • Dr. Muazzam A. Khan visited our lab, Oct. 2015

  • Helen received the Best Grad Poster Award from ACM MINK WIC, Oct. 2015.

  • Dr. Sang C. Chul from Texas A&M University, Commerce visits our lab, Oct. 2015.

  • Dr. KJ Kwak from IAI, NY visits our lab, Oct. 2015.

  • Our paper (with Drs. Song and Kim) on mobile deduplication is accepted to IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC)’16.

  • Dr. Choi receives additional extension grant from AFRL, fall 2015.

  • Dr. Rajeev Shorey from TCS Innovation Lab visits our lab, Sep. 2015.

  • Our paper (with Henry Zhu@Cisco, Drs. Song and Park) on SDN reliability is accepted to the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), 2015.

  • New phd students, Mamun and Tajul joined our lab, 2015.

  • Our paper (with Xinjie/Dr. Xili Wan/Dr. Song) on VNE is accepted to CloudNet, 2015.

  • Drs. Song/Medhi/Choi received NSF CC DNI grant for improving UMKC infrastructure, 2015.

  • Dr. Choi received AFRL extension grant on mobile crowd sensing, fall 2015.

  • Hyungbae successfully defended his dissertation and earned his Ph.D. degree, summer 2015.

  • Hyungbae and Sunae accepted offers from the University of Central Missouri, and will start as faculties from Fall 2015.

  • Our paper on deduplication (with Dr. Song, Daehee, Hyungbae and Dr. Choi @ ETRI) is accepted to ACM SIGCOMM HotMiddleBox, 2015.

  • Our papers will appear in ICCCN’15 (On energy efficient cellular network management, With Sunae and Dr. Song) and in SCC’15 (On mobile crowd sensing, With Dr. Song, Sunae, Younghwan, and Seoungjin).

  • Xinjie will spend this summer in Huawei/FutureWay, CA, 2015.

  • Kaustubh will spend this summer in TCS Innovation Lab, OH, 2015.

  • Dr. Choi will spend this summer in AFRL, Rome, NY, 2015.

  • Daehee (Danny) successfully defended his dissertation and earned his Ph.D. degree, spring 2015.

  • Daehee (Danny) accepted an offer from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and will be a tenure track Assistant Professor from this fall, 2015.

  • Kaustubh and Hyungbae received the Best Poster Award from CANSec Spring 2015.

  • Sunae received the Graduate Studies Research Grant ($7425) from School of Graduate Studies, UMKC, 2015.

  • Dr. Marcin Głowacki from Wrocław University of Technology, Poland is visiting our lab as a visiting professor, Feb. 2015.

  • Xinjie received UMKC Women's Council - Graduate Assistance Fund Scholarship, 2015.

  • Our paper (With Hyungbae/Dr. Song/Dr. Taesang Choi) on SDN High Availability is accepted to IEEE/IFIP DRCN full paper, 2015.

  • Our paper (With Hyungbae/Helen/Dr. Song/Dave) on network reliability analysis using a big data analytics tool is accepted to IEEE/IFIP DRCN short paper, 2015.

  • Our work on smartphone authentication using lights is selected for ACM HotMobile’15 Demo, 2015.

  • We (Drs. Medhi/Song/Choi with Brazilian partners) were invited to present at NSF US-Brazil SwitchOn workshop, Jan. 2015.


  • Dr. Choi receives a UMRB grant, 2014.

  • Dr. Choi (With Drs. Sejun Song, Praveen Rao, and Deep Medhi)’s position paper is accepted to an NSFCloud Workshop on Experimental Support for Cloud Computing, 2014.

  • Sunae successfully passed her comprehensive exam and became a phd candidate, Fall 2014.

  • Xinjie successfully passed her comprehensive exam and became a phd candidate, Fall 2014.

  • 7th CANSec Spring 2015 will be held in UMKC.

  • Hyungbae and Sunae presented their work, and Kaustubh and Helen participated in the security competition at CANSec, 2014.

  • Our paper (With Daehee/Dr. Song) on wireless sensor networks is accepted to IEEE 10th International conference on Mobile and Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), 2014.

  • Dr. Choi (With Drs. Sejun Song, Praveen Rao, and Deep Medhi)’s position paper is accepted to an NSF Sponsored Workshop on Next-Generation, Federated Cyber-Infrastructure, 2014.

  • Dr. Choi received an extension grant from AFRL, 2014.

  • Dr. Choi was invited to NSF Korea-US Workshop on SDN/NFV/IoT for Smart Cities, Chicago, August 2014.

  • Our WiFi-Honk project is featured in SCE News and IEEE Spectrum 2014. (Numerous posts on the Internet were followed since then. Eg. Twitter / Search - #wifihonk, AutoConnectedCar, Wired, UK, CarAdvice, AU, Smart Cities Council, KC Digital Drive, ...)

  • Dr. Choi was invited as a plenary speaker for ‘CyberPhysical Clouds - Risks and Opportunities’ panel at ICCCN, 2014.

  • Xinjie and Dr. Choi gave presentations in ICCCN, 2014.

  • Hyungbae had a research visit to ETRI, Korea, 2014.

  • Xinjie did her summer internship at FutureWay/Huawei, 2014.

  • Dr. Choi co-authored an internet draft ‘Use Cases on Application-centric Network Management and Service Provision’, 2014.

  • Dr. Choi gave three talks and 2 poster presentations in AFRL, summer 2014

  • Our work, WiFi-Honk (with Kaustubh/Dr. Song/Younghwan/Hyungbae/Sunae), received the Best Video Award at MobiSys, 2014.

  • Undergraduate students, Samaa and Robert (with Dr. Song) received SUROP (Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) scholarship, UMKC, 2014.

  • Hyungbae received the First Place Poster Award from GPN Annual Meeting, 2014.

  • Younghwan received the Second Place Poster Award from GPN Annual Meeting, 2014.

  • Sunae received the Outstanding PhD Student Award, UMKC SCE TCN, 2014.

  • Dr. Choi was nominated for the Outstanding Faculty Award by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council (IDSC), UMKC, 2014.

  • Dr. Choi has served on an NSF panel, Spring 2014.

  • Two papers are accepted for ICCCN, one (Kaustubh/Hyungbae/Dr. Song) on smartphone authentication and one (with Xinjie/Dr. Song, Track Best Paper) on virtual network embedding for green data centers, 2014.

  • Kaustubh received the Graduate Studies Research Grant from School of Graduate Studies, UMKC, 2014.

  • Our video, WiFi-Honk (with Kaustubh/Dr. Song/Younghwan/Hyungbae/Sunae) is accepted to Mobisys 2014 video session.

  • Our poster, WiFi-Honk (with Kaustubh/Dr. Song/Younghwan/Hyungbae/Sunae) received the Best Poster Award from CANSec, 2014.

  • Dr. Choi is awarded as a fellow of Visiting Faculty Research Program for this summer at the Air Force Research Lab, 2014.

  • Hyungbae, Kaustubh, Sunae, and Xinjie received the student travel grants from the 5th CANSec Workshop (through NSF support).

  • Xinjie received UMKC Women's Council - Graduate Assistance Fund Scholarship, 2014.

  • Our paper (with Dr. Song/Kaustubh/Hyungbae) on vehicular communication using smartphone is accepted to VTC, 2014.

  • Kaustubh received the honor (only five in the campus) to participate the UM System Graduate Student Professional Development Program, 2013-2014.

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk on SDN at ETRI, Korea, 2014

  • Dr. Choi was invited to an international expert invitation program in Korea, and gave talks for academicians (CNU) and industry practitioners on mobile authentication and cloud computing, 2014.


  • Danny received the travel grants from IEEE CloudNet, School of Graduate Studies (SGS), Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council (IDSC), and UMKC-CSEE Dept, 2013.

  • Xinjie was the winner of Grace Hopper MINK WIC (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas Women In Computing) Poster contest, and received an ACM-W travel grant to attend the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, 2013.

  • Our paper (with Danny) on cloud storage is accepted to IEEE CloudNet’13.

  • Danny successfully passed his comprehensive exam and became a phd candidate, Fall 2013.

  • Hyungbae successfully passed the comprehensive exam, Fall 2013.

  • Dr. Choi has co-chaired (With Dr. Medhi) the 4th KanSec Workshop, Fall 2013.

  • Dr. Choi’s new book (Co-editors: Drs. Han and Song) ‘High Performance Cloud Auditing and Applications’ has published, 2013.

  • Dr. Choi gave talks at Sungkyunkwan Univeristy and Changwon National University, 2013.

  • Dr. Choi worked at KT-AIT (Korea Telecom - Advanced Institute of Technology) on Software Defined Networking, as a Visiting Faculty Researcher, summer 2013.

  • Kaustubh received the first place graduate presentation award at GPN annual conference, May 2013.

  • Hyungbae received the Outstanding PhD Student Award, UMKC SCE TCN, 2013.

  • Hyungbae received travel grants from Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council (IDSC), School of Graduate Studies (SGS), and UMKC-CSEE Dept, 2013.

  • Sunae received UMKC Women's Council - Graduate Assistance Fund Scholarship, 2013.

  • Our paper (with Xinjie) on Software Defined Network is accepted to GEC16 GREE Workshop, 2013.

  • Xinjie received a GENI travel grant for GEC16, 2013.

  • Our paper (with Danny) on multicast protocol in wireless sensor networks is accepted to Journal of Sensors, 2013.

  • Our paper (with Kaustubh/Hyungbae) on smartphone authentication is accepted for Infocom 2013 student poster.

  • Our paper (with Hyungbae) on sensor network is accepted to International Journal of Security and Its Applications, 2013.

  • Our paper (with Kaustubh/Hyungbae) on smartphone positioning is accepted to Journal of Computer Networks and Communications, 2013.

  • Our paper (with Hyungbae) on location anonymity is accepted to INFOCOM mini-conference, 2013.

  • Our paper (with Xinjie) on Software Defined Network is accepted to IM, 2013.


  • Kaustubh received a GENI travel grant for GEC15, 2012.

  • Dr. Choi receives an AFRL-VFRP extension grant, 2012.

  • Xinjie received an ACM-W scholarship to attend and present a poster at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, 2012.

  • Dr. Choi gave an invited talk at Technical University of Munich (Technische Universit? M?chen), Germany,2012.

  • Two papers (with Sunae/Xinjie and Kaustubh/Hyungbae), were published in ICCCN conference and workshop, 2012.

  • Two papers (with Daehee) were published in ICUFN, 2012.

  • Dr. Choi spent summer at the Air Force Research Lab as a fellow of Visiting Faculty Research Program, 2012.

  • Dr. Choi gave a talk/poster at Cyber and Information Challenges Conference, Utica, NY, 2012, and gave a talk at AFRL 2012.

  • Our paper (with Sunae and Kaustubh) is showcased in the GENI website. The link is here.

  • Daehee (Danny) received the Outstanding PhD Student Award, UMKC SCE TCN, 2012.

  • Kaustubh received the 2nd place poster award at GPN annual conference, and gave a talk in the GPN- Graduate Student Networking Research Summit, May 2012.

  • Xinjie received a fellowship from NSF/GENI to attend the first GENI summer camp at RIT, June 2012.

  • Sunae (Sunny) received a GENI travel grant, and gave a talk of our paper in GEC 13.