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Research Interests

  1. Workflow Management and Service Integration
  2. Web service Composition and Customization
  3. Data and Information Security and Privacy
  4. Electronic Commerce and E-Government
  5. Knowledge Engineering, Ontology and Semantic Web
  6. Geospaital and Image database Management
  7. Multimedia Scientific data and information integration and Customization
  8. Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing,

Teaching Interests

  1. Data and Application Security and Privacy
  2. Business Process Management
  3. Electronic Commerce
  4. Database Systems


    Ph.D, Information Technology, Rutgers University, New Jersey;
           Advisor: Vijay Atluri; Co-advisor: Nabil R. Adam
           Dissertation: Decentralized Management of Dynamic and Customized Workflows
    MBA, Information Technology, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
    MS, Computer Science, State University of New York at Buffalo.
    MA, Linguistics, State University of New York at Buffalo.
    BA, English Education, Busan National University, Busan, Korea


  1. Professor, Information Systems and Informatics, Marketing Department, School of Business, CUNY College of Staten Island, as of Aug 27 2014 -.
  2. Director, iSecure Lab, School of Business, CUNY College of Staten Island, 2013- Current.
  3. Visiting Research Professor, CIMIC, Rutgers University, 9/2014- Current.
  4. Visiting Research Assoc. Professor, CIMIC, Rutgers University, 9/2013-8/2014.
  5. Visiting Scholar, Network Security Lab, Computer Science Department at Columbia University, 9/2012-8/2013
  6. Member of the Doctoral Faculty, Ph.D. Program in Computer Sicence, The CUNY Graduate School and University Center, February 2011-Current.
  7. Associate Professor, Information Systems, Department of Business, CUNY College of Staten Island, January 2011-8/2014.
  8. Assistant Professor (with Tenure), Information Systems, Department of Business, City University of New York, College of Staten Island, January 2010 - December 2010.
  9. Assistant Professor, Information Systems, Department of Business, City University of New York, College of Staten Island, August 2005 - December 2009.
  10. Assistant Professor, Computing and Decision Science Department, Seton Hall University, 2003-2005.
  11. Instructor, Management, Marketing and Information Systems and Science Department, Fairleigh Dickenson University, 2002-2003.
  12. Research Scientist, Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, CIMIC Rutgers University, 2003 - 2006.
  13. Research Associate, Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity, Rutgers University, 1999-current.
  14. Graduate Assistant, CIMIC, Rutgers University, 1997-1999.

Awards and Grants

  1. Principal Investigator: "Semantic Integration of Health-related Social Media Data and Health Sentiment Mapping," PSC-CUNY Research Award #65232-00 43, PSC-CUNY Research Foundation $3471.26, 7/2012-6/2013.
  2. Principal Investigator: "Developing a Health 2.0 Medical Knowledge Base and Blog Summarization," PSC-CUNY Research Award #64266-00 42, PSC-CUNY Research Foundation $3471.26, 7/2011-12/2012.
  3. Principal Investigator, "Situation Role-based Access Control (SRBAC)," PSC-CUNY (Cycle 41) #63739-00 41 , $2860, 7/2010-6/2011.
  4. Principal Investigator, "A Conceptual Modeling for Security and Privacy Policy using Semantic Networks," PSC-CUNY Research Award #69623-00 (Cycle 38), $4,090, 7/2007-12/2008
  5. Principal Investigator, "Teaching Web Technology, Web-based Applications and Collaborative Learning for Information Systems Program," CELT Teaching and Learning Mini-Grants, $3,999, 1/2007-6/2007
  6. Principal Investigator, "A Mobile Environmental Tour Guide System," PSC-CUNY Research Award #60055-36 37 (Out of Cycle), $3,179, 7/2006-12/2007
  7. Provost Travel Grant, Faculty Center for Professional Development, CSI/CUNY, $2,409, 5/2012
  8. William Stewart Travel Grant, CUNY Academy of the Humanities and Sciences, $300, 4/2007
  1. Principal Investigator, "Collaborative Project: Integrating learning resources for Information Security Research and Education (iSECURE)," NSF SFS (Scholars for Security) Program Award No. DUE1241687. Collaborative Project with New Jersey Institute of Technology (lead Vincent Oria) and Montclair State University.
  2. Co-Principal Investigator, "Research on semantic transitivity model in object knowledge system," National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 71073017, 270,000CNY ($40,000), 1/1/2011-12/31/2013 (PI: Prof. Jiangnan Qiu, Dalian University of Technology, China).
  3. Principal Investigator, "A Sensor Network-based Real-Time Flood Warning System," New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, $35,000, 1/1/2009-6/30/2010.
  4. Senior Investigator: "SGER: Technology Transfer of Inter-agency Government Services and Their Transnational Feasibility Studies," NSF Digital Government Program, EIA-0443591, $99,898, PI Nabil R. Adam, Rutgers University, 9/01/2004-12/31/2005).
  1. Research Associate: Information Sharing across States' Incident Management Systems using UICDS, United States Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), PI: V. Atluri, $498,431, 10/7/2009-10/6/2011.
  2. Research Associate: {\em DG: Secure Agency Interoperation for Effective Data Mining in Border Control and Homeland Security Applications}, $1,125,997, NSF (Digital Government Program), 0305838, PI: Nabil R. Adam, Rutgers University, 9/1/2003-6/30/2009.
  3. Research Associate: Meadowlands Environmental Research, New Jersey Meadowlands Comission, $350,000, PI Nabil R. Adam, Rutgers University, July 2005-June 2006.
  4. Research Associate: Meandowlands Environmental Scientific Data Management, NJMC $200,000, PI Nabil R. Adam, Rutgers University, July 2004- June 2005.
  5. Research Associate: Municipal Technology Initiative, NJMC $150,000, PI Nabil R. Adam, Rutgers University, July 2004 - June 2005.
  6. Research Associate: World Wide Web-based Watershed and Water Quality Monitoring Education Website , USEPA Region 2, $12K, PI Joan Ehrenfeld, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences: New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute & Rutgers University, 2004-2005.
  7. Research Associate: Spatially Integrated Coastal Permitting System (SICOP) (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Coastal Services Center Broad Area Announce-ment, NA17OC2587, $87,750, PI Bob Ceberio, New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, 2002-2003)
  8. Dissertation Research Assistant: Digital Government: E-government: Human-centered Systems for Business Services (NSF Digital Government Program EIA-9983468, $916,949, PI Nabil R. Adam, Rutgers University, 6/01/2000-5/31/2003)
  1. 2014, Elevated to IEEE Senior Member
  2. 2014, Speaker, Greetings on behalf of the CSI Faculty, The 38th Commencement Ceremony, College of Staten Island.
  3. 2014, Recipient of the President's Dolphin Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement by a Member of the Full-time Faculty, College of Staten Island..
  4. 2014, Prsident Elect, the Digital Government Society (1/2014-12/2015).
  5. 2014, Reassigned Time Award, Provost's Office, College of Staten Island.
  6. 2013, Recognition for Scholarly Achievements, Salute to Scholars, City University of New York.
  7. 2013, Best Poster Award, The 14th International Conference of Digital Government Research ( Tide Gate Sensor Network as a Forensic Tool: Establishing Facts during Superstorm Sandy)
  8. 2013, Nominated for Best Research Paper Award, The 14th International Conference of Digital Government Research (Community Based Emergency Response)
  9. 2013 Outstanding Paper Award, Emerald Literati Network 2013 Awards for Excellence (Resource Sharing using UICDS Framework for Incident Management Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy (TGPPP), Vol 6(1), 2012: pp41-61.)
  10. 2012 Best Journal Article Award, Journal of Information Technology and Architecture (Flexible Payment Recommender System, Journal of Information Technology and Architecture, Vol 8 No 4, 2011: pp 299-316.)
  11. 2012 -2014, Board member, Digital Government Society, Elected.
  12. 2012 Faculty Inductee to Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration
  13. 2011 Best Demo and Poster Award, the 12th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (Paper: "UICDS-based Information Sharing among Emergency Response Application Systems" )
  14. 2009 Recognition for Scholarly Achievements, Salute to Scholars, City University of New York
  15. 2006 Service Recognition for service to the International Journal of Applied Intelligence as a Review Board Member.
  16. 2005 Service Recognition for Contributions as a local chair for WISE 2005 Conference.
  17. 2005 Service Award for Contributions to ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2005 Conference, Association for Computing Machinery.
  18. 2003 Nominated for Dean's Dissertation Award, Graduate School - Newark, Rutgers University.
  19. 2003 Inducted to International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma (Academic Excellence)
  20. 2002 Nominated for IBM Scholoars Ph.D. Fellowship, MS/IS Department, Rutgers University, Newark.
  21. 2001-2002 Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University
  22. 1987 Summer Linguistics Institute Student Fellowship, Stanford University
  23. 1978-1982 Undergraudate Scholoarship Awards, Pusan National University, S. Korea.




Professional Membership & Affiliation

  1. Senior Member, IEEE (2014 - )
  2. Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (1999 - )
  3. Member, IEEE Computer Society and IEEE (1999 - 2014)
  4. Member, SIGMOD (2005 - ), SIGSAC (2004 - ), SIGMIS (2004 - ), SIGHIT (2011 - 2012) SIGBioInformatics (2013),
  5. Member, Association for Information Systems (AIS) (2003 - )
  6. Member, Digital Government Society (2007 - )
  7. Member, IFIP Working Group 11.3 Data and Application Security and Privacy (2013- )
  8. Member, Beta Gamma Sigma (2003 - )
  9. Member, Sigma Beta Delta (2012 - )
  10. Member, New York Academy of Science (2010 - )
  11. Member, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) (2008 - )
  12. Member, Korean-American Women in Science and Engineering (KWiSE) (2006 - )
  13. Member, CUNY Academy of the Humanities and Sciences (2007-2008 )
  14. Member, New Jersey Academy of Science (2008-2009)

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