Young H. Cho [Alum]

USC Information Sciences Institute

Computer Networks


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Biography: Young Cho graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelors degree in Computer Science. While attending Berkeley, he was in a research project group called NOW ,Networks of Workstations. From July of 1996 to August of 1999 he worked as an engineer/programmer at Myricom, Inc. Myricom is the main network interconnect technology provider for the majority of the fastest clustered computers in the world. He took a leave of absence from Myricom after three years to return to academia. He began his Masters program in Computer Engineering at UT Austin in Fall of 1999. By Spring of 2001, he completed his Masters of Science in Engineering from Electrical Computer Engineering department while working for UT Research Laboratory Applied Research Laboratory in the University of Texas at Austin. Then he moved to Los Angeles to attend University of California, Los Angeles for the doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering under his advisor William Mangione-Smith. In June of 2005, he completed his Ph.D. on the dissertation topic of Advanced Computer Network Security. He then came to Washington University in St. Louis as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Computer Science Engineering department. On July of 2007, he leveraged all of his prior expertise to independently start a technology company, Open Acceleration Systems Research, specializing research and development of various high-performance applications using commodity-off-the-shelf (COTS) components. He is also a post-doctorol scholar at Networked & Embedded Systems Laboratory (NESL)of UCLA.


  • BA in Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley, 1996.
  • MSE in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT Austin, 2001.
    Thesis: Implementation of a 3-D Sonar Beamformer Using the Computational Process Network Model on a Synergy Quad PowerPC G4 with AltiVec Board
    (done at NESL)
  • PHD in Electrical Engineering, UCLA, 2005.
    Thesis: Deep Content Inspection for High Speed Computer Networks
    (done at NESL)

Experience: - 21 years experience in formal procedural/object oriented programming languages
- 17 years experience in logic to system level computer architecture designs and instruction
- Thorough understanding of FPGA and ASIC design languages and methodologies
- Proficient in co-designing systems using both software and hardware
- Successful development of commercial products using state-of-the-art technologies
- Demonstrated management skills through leading successful research teams and teaching
- Extensive experience in research and development of emerging technologies
- Long term vision for technical trend to anticipate and plan for the future goals
- Extensive list of publications in competitive technology conferences, journals, and books
- Ability to write successful research and development grant proposals
- Demonstrated analytical, investigative and problem-solving capabilities
- Team-oriented with superior communication and project management skills

Service: Reviewer
- IEEE Transactions on Computers
- IEEE Transactions on VLSI
- IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications
- International Journal of Security and Networks
- IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
- ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems
- IEEE/ACM International Symp. On Microarchitecture (MICRO)
- IEEE Field Programmable Logic
- IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
- International Journal on Computer Languages, Systems, and Structures
- SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging
Session Chair - Globecomm 2005
Membership - IEEE (EE) and ACM since 1999

Research Interests: Young Cho has background in the areas of embedded systems, computer architecture, and computer networks. His recently research includes high-performance image compression, high-performance IPSec accelerators, dynamic thermal feedback control and accurate benchmarking of modern processors, and sensor network localization and time synchronizations.

Recent Publications:

  • Realtime in-Ocean Submerged Collision Avoidance via Biomimetic Electrostatic Imaging
    Jonathan Friedman, Henry E. Herman, Newton Truong, Young H. Cho, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Proceedings of the International Conference on UnderWater Networks and Systems (WUWNet), November 2012. [ Details ]
  • Applied At-Depth In-Ocean Differential Electrostatics -- An Experimental Study
    Jonathan Friedman, Henry E. Herman, Newton Truong, Young H. Cho, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    May 2012. [ Details ]
  • Submerged Biomimetic Electrostatic Imaging in Salt Water
    Jonathan Friedman, Dustin Torres, Young H. Cho, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    The 9th Annual IEEE Conference on Sensors, November 2010. [ Details ]
  • On the Interaction of Clocks, Power, and Synchronization in Duty-Cycled Embedded Sensor Nodes
    Thomas Schmid, Roy S. Shea, Zainul M. Charbiwala, Jonathan Friedman, Young H. Cho, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Accepted for Publication in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, March 2010. [ Details ]
  • Scoped Identifiers for Efficient Bit Aligned Logging
    Roy S. Shea, Mani B. Srivastava, and Young H. Cho.
    DATE, March 2010. [ Details ]
  • On the Interaction of Clocks and Power in Embedded Sensor Nodes
    Thomas Schmid, Roy S. Shea, Jonathan Friedman, Zainul M. Charbiwala, Mani B. Srivastava, and Young H. Cho.
    Techreport, June 2009. [ Details ]
  • LIS is More: Improved Diagnostic Logging in Sensor Networks with Log Instrumentation Specifications
    Roy S. Shea, Young H. Cho, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    June 2009. [ Details ]
  • Multistatic Pulse-Wave Angle-of-Arrival-Assisted Relative Interferometric RADAR
    Jonathan Friedman, Thomas Schmid, Zainul M. Charbiwala, Mani B. Srivastava, and Young H. Cho.
    Proc. of IEEE Radar Conference, May 2009. [ Details ]
  • Optimizing Bandwidth of Call Traces for Wireless Embedded Systems
    Roy S. Shea, Mani B. Srivastava, and Young H. Cho.
    IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, May 2009. [ Details ]
  • Toward Quality of Information Aware Rate Control for Sensor Networks
    Zainul M. Charbiwala, Sadaf Zahedi, Younghun Kim, Young H. Cho, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Fourth International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing Systems and Networks, April 2009. [ Details ]

Other Publications: A complete publication list


1 "HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONTEXT-FREE GRAMMAR PARSER FOR POLYMORPHIC MALWARE DETECTION," International Patent No. WO2006113722, Published on October 26, 2006, Inventors: Young H. Cho and William Mangione-Smith, Applicant: University of California.

2 "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEEP PACKET INSPECTION," International Patent No. WO2006031496, Published on March 23, 2006, Inventors: Young H. Cho and William Mangione-Smith, Applicant: University of California.

3 "PROGRAMMABLE HARDWARE FOR DEEP PACKET FILTERING," International Patent No. WO2005104443, EP1738531, Published on November 3, 2005, Inventors: Young H. Cho and William Mangione-Smith, Applicant: University of California.

Awards: - Outstanding CS152 (Undergraduate Computer Architecture) Teaching Assistant Award - 1996
- Altera University Award Scholarship - 2000
- John Deere Scholarship - 2003

Skills: Operating Systems: Various UNIX based systems (Linux, BSD, Solaris, AIX, and etc.), Windows based Systems, and Berkeley Mote Sensor node (TinyOS)
Hardware Platforms: Field Programmable Gate Arrays (Xilinx, Altera, and ORCA/Lucent)
Hardware Tools: Cadence ASIC Design Tools, Xilinx ISE, Altera Quartus, and Modelsim
Development Languages: VHDL, Verilog, AHDL, C, C++, Java, Basic, Pascal, Visual C++