Spring 2020 Ph.D. Students Named IISP Cybersecurity Fellows

Soyeon Park (l) and Youngwook Do (r) are IISP Cybersecurity Fellows for the Spring 2020 semester.


Park is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the School of Computer Science. Her research interests spans system security and bug finding. She received her B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). Soyeon was selected as a Microsoft Security Engineering Intern as an undergraduate, and won the DEFCON CTF in 2018. She is advised by Taesoo Kim, associate professor at the School of Computer Science.





Do is a Ph.D. student at the School of Interactive Computing, advised by Sauvik Das and Gregory D. Abowd. He explores how to design and implement a novel tangible interface to bridge the gap between the physical and virtual worlds for cyber security and digital privacy. Research projects that he worked on has been published at leading conference venues in HCI such as CHI and UIST, and has been featured in media outlets including WIRED, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Getting Smart.




The Cybersecurity Fellowship program supports unfunded and under-funded, emerging research so that outstanding Ph.D. students may do what they do best – take exceptional ideas from concept to proof. The Fellowship serves to motivate students with an advanced understanding of information assurance and cyberthreats to pursue innovative research without undue concern for lack of funds.