I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2020 where I worked with Prof. Tudor Dumitras.

My research interests include computer security (data-driven security and usable security) and computer networks (Internet measurement). I am interested in identifying the root causes of security threats by understanding actors (e.g., adversary and end-users) involved, with data-driven and human-centered perspectives (i.e., usability study).

I have been awarded the 5th annual NSA Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper (2017) and the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship (2019). My works about the Code-Signing PKI have been featured in Ars Technica, The Register, Schneier on Security, Threatpost, etc.

I am actively looking for self-motivated students (including Ph.D. and undergraduate students) and visiting scholars. Please email me if you’re interested in security and computer networks.

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News

  • May 2021: Invited to serve as a PC of ASIACCS ‘22.
  • Feb. 2021: Two papers are accepted to AsiaCCS ‘21.
  • Feb. 2021: Invited to serve as a PC of RAID ‘21.
  • Jan. 2021: “TLS 1.3 in Practice: How TLS 1.3 Contributes to Internet” accepted to the Web Conf. ‘21 (fomerly WWW)
  • Jan. 2021: Invited to serve as a PC of CSET ‘21.
  • Dec. 2020: Invited to serve as a PC of ACM WiSec ‘21.
  • Nov. 2020: Invited to serve as a PC of ACM CCS ‘21.
  • Oct. 2020: Invited to serve as a PC of ACM CODASPY ‘21.
  • May 2020: Successfully defended my dissertation.
  • Jan. 2020: Invited to serve as a PC of CSET ’20.
  • Jun. 2019: Internship at Symantec Research Lab in Culver City.
  • Mar. 2019: Awarded the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship.

Selected Publications

  • [WWW ‘21]: TLS 1.3 in Practice: How TLS 1.3 Contributes to Internet.
    Hyunwoo Lee, Doowon Kim, and Yonghwi Kwon.

  • [USENIX Security ‘18]: The Broken Shield: Measuring Revocation Effectiveness in the Windows Code-Signing PKI.
    Doowon Kim, Bum Jun Kwon, Kristián Kozák, Christopher Gates, and Tudor Dumitraș.

  • [ACM CCS ‘17]: Certified Malware: Measuring Breaches of Trust in the Windows Code-Signing PKI.
    Doowon Kim, Bum Jun Kwon, and Tudor Dumitraș.

  • [IEEE S&P ‘17]: Comparing the usability of cryptographic APIs.
    Yasemin Acar, Michael Backes, Sascha Fahl, Simson Garfinkel, Doowon Kim, Michelle L. Mazurek, and Christian Stransky. (The authors are alphabetically ordered.)

  • [SOUPS ‘16]: An inconvenient trust: User attitudes toward security and usability tradeoffs for key-directory encryption systems.
    Wei Bai, Doowon Kim, Moses Namara, Yichen Qian, Patrick Gage Kelley, and Michelle L. Mazurek.

  • [IEEE S&P ‘16]: You get where you’re looking for: The impact of information sources on code security.
    Awarded the 5th annual NSA Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper.
    Yasemin Acar, Michael Backes, Sascha Fahl, Doowon Kim, Michelle L. Mazurek, and Christian Stransky. (The authors are alphabetically ordered.)

Professional Service

Program Committee
  • ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) — 2021
  • ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS) — 2022
  • International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID) — 2021
  • ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec) — 2021
  • ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY) — 2021
  • USENIX Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET) — 2021, 2020
  • International Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking (MSN) — 2021
  • International Conference on Information and Communications Security (ICICS) — 2021
  • Man-At-The-Middle Attacks Workshop (CheckMATE) Co-located with the ACM CCS’21 — 2021
Journal Reviewer
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers
  • Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
External Reviewer
  • ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) — 2019, 2018, 2017
  • The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) — 2020, 2019, 2018
  • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P) — 2019, 2018
  • USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security) — 2018
  • ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY) — 2020
  • Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID) — 2019, 2018