Kevin Jin
Dong (Kevin) Jin

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Email: dongjin (at) uark (dot) edu

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Before joining
the University of Arkansas, I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Research Interests

Cyber-security, software-defined networking, cyber-physical system security and resilience, and modeling and simulation of large-scale systems. More details are available at our Research Group website.

We are always recruiting students to do Honorís Thesis, Master's Thesis, and Ph.D. Dissertation research (click here for details).
We have multiple Ph.D. RA openings for strong students in the areas of cyber-security, networks, and systems.

News (Past News)

2020 Dec Xin successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis and will join Facebook. Congrats, Dr. Liu!

Our paper "Simulation-based Evaluation of Handover Mechanisms in High-Speed Railway Control and Communication Systems" accepted by WSC'20. Congrats, Xin!

Nov Our paper on SDN-based self-healing PMU networks won the Best Paper Award in SmartGridComm'20. Congrats, Yanfeng, Gong, Xin and Jiaqi!

Oct Our paper "Dynamic Data-Driven Self-Healing Application for Phasor Measurement Unit Networks" accepted by the 20202 InfoSymbiotics/DDDAS Conference. Congrats, Yanfeng, Xin, and Jiaqi!

Jun Our paper "Parallel Simulation of Quantum Key Distribution Networks" was in the Best Paper Finalist of ACM SIGSIM-PADS'20. Congrats, Xiaoliang and Bo!

Industrial research grant from Protect Our Power Inc. awarded to study "Data Protection and Encryption for Power Grid." Thanks, PoP!

Chris successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis and will join CRCL GmbH. Congrats, Dr. Hannon!

Chris received the CS Best Student Paper Award at IIT!

Gong received the CS Best TA Award at IIT (CSP544 System and Network Security)!

Apr NSF student travel grant awarded to support Ph.D. students to attend ACM SIGSIM-PADS'20. Thanks, NSF!

Feb Xiaoliang received the NSF Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network (QISE-NET) Fellowship!


CSCE 4753 - Computer Networks [Spring 2021]

Classes taught in the past:
Information Security, Advanced Computer Security, System and Network Security, Data Structures and Algorithms
Awards and Honors

  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, 2017
  • CoS Junior Faculty Research Award, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2016
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2015
  • Best Paper Award
    • IEEE SmartGridComm 2020
    • IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications, 2018
    • ACM SIGSIM-PADS, 2012, 2015, and 2019
  • Best Poster Award
    • Workshop on Science of Security through Software-Defined Networking (SoSSDN), 2016
    • IIT Research Day, 2016
    • ACM SIGSIM PADS, 2015

Editorial Service: Associate Editor, Journal of the Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy (MPCE), 2018 - 2019; Guest Editor, ACM TOMACS Special Issue on PADS, 2018; Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Special issue on Smart Grid Cyber-Physical Security, 2016; IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications, Special Issue on Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Grids: Security and Operation, 2017

Conference/Workshop Organization:
ACM SIGSIM PADS (General Chair 2019; Program Co-Chair 2017; Publicity Chair 2016; Ph.D. Colloquium Chair, 2013, 2018 and 2020); ACM SIGSIM Workshop on Dynamic Data-Driven Application Systems (General Co-Chair 2016); NSA Workshop on Science of Security through Software-Defined Networking (General Co-chair, 2016); Winter Simulation Conference (Track Coordinator 2019, 2017); ACM SOSR (Web Chair 2020)

Last Updated: December 2020