Yanggon Kim


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B.S., Computer and Statistics (1984), Seoul National University

M.S., Computer Sciences (1986), Seoul National University

Ph.D., Computer Sciences (1995), Pennsylvania State University

Areas of Expertise

Computer Networks and Communication, Social Networks, Distributed System, Big Data and Data Sciences


He received his B.S. and M.S. degree from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in 1984 and 1986, respectively and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, 1995. He is currently a professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University and is a director of MS in CS program.  His current research interests include Computer Network, Secure BGP network, distributed computing systems, Big Data and data mining in social networks.

Selected recent Publications and Presentations:

“The Policy-Based AS-PATH Verification to Prevent 1-Hop AS Path Hijacking By Monitoring BGP Live Streams,” International Journal on Advances in Security (IJAS), Vol 8, No. 1 & 2, pp. 79-88, 2015 published by IARIA

“The Policy-Based AS-PATH Verification to Monitor AS Path Hijacking”, The 8th International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems, and Technologies (SECURWARE 2014). Pp. 20-24 (Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 16 – 20, 2014

“Evaluating the Performance Impact of RTR-BIRD in Origin Validation”, 2014 Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems (RACS 2014). pp 198-203 (Towson, USA, Oct. 5 – 8, 2014)

"Dynamic Seed Selection for Twitter Data Collection", Journal of KIISE:Databases, Vol. 41, Number 4, pp. 217 – 225, Aug. 2014

“The Implementation of BGP Monitoring, Alarming, and Protecting System by a BGP-UPDATE-Base Method using ECOMMUNITY in Real Time”, International Conference on Security and Management(SAM 2014). pp290-296 (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  July 21 – 24, 2014)

“Semantic Reasoning with contextual Ontologies on Sensor Cloud Environment”, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 2014, Vol. 2014, Article ID 693957 published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation.

“Sports and Social Media: Twitter Usage Patterns during the 2013 Super Bowl Broadcast”,  The International Conference on Communication, Media,Technology and Design(ICCMTD2014). pp. 250-259 (Istanbul, Turkey, April 24 – 26, 2014)

“The Security Appliance to BIRD Software Router (RTRPKI)”, ACM The 8th International conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication (ACM ICUIMC2014). (Siem Reap, Cambodia, Jan. 9 – 11, 2014)

“Twitter Data Collecting Tool with Rule-based Filtering and Analysis Module”, International Journal of Web Information Systems (IJWIS), 2013, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp 184 – 203 published by Emerald Group Publishing Co.