Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Georgia(UGA)

415 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center,
Dept. of Computer Science
Athens, Georgia, 30602

Email: kyuhlee at, Tel: (706) 542-4690
Room: GSRC 638B

About me:

I'm an Assistant Professor of Computer Science Department at the University of Georgia. I received my Ph.D in Computer Science at Purdue University. I was co-advised by Dr. Xiangyu Zhang and Dr. Dongyan Xu. I got my Master and B.S in Computer Engineering from Hong-Ik University in Korea, and and my Master's thesis advisor was Dr. Sam H. Noh.

Research Interests:

Cyber security, Software reliability and security; Mobile Security; Program Analysis; Software engineering; Distributed Systems;

Prospective Students:

I am (always) looking for motivated (graduate and undergraduate) students with solid system and/or security background. If you are interested in working with me, please drop me an email.




Fuzzification: Anti-Fuzzing Techniques, Jinho Jung, Hong Hu, David Solodukhin, Daniel Pagan, Kyu Hyung Lee, Taesoo Kim. [to appear]


Kernel-Supported Cost-Effective Audit Logging for Causality Tracking, Shiqing Ma, Juan Zhai, Yonghwi Kwon, Kyu Hyung Lee, Xiangyu Zhang, Gabriela Ciocarlie, Ashish Gehani, Vinod Yegneswaran, Dongyan Xu, Somesh Jha. [PDF]


JSgraph: Enabling Reconstruction of Web Attacks via Efficient Tracking of Live In-Browser JavaScript Executions, Bo Li, Phani Vadrevu, Kyu Hyung Lee, Roberto Perdisci. [PDF]


MCI : Modeling-based Causality Inference in Audit Logging for Attack Investigation, Yonghwi Kwon, Fei Wang, Weihang Wang, Kyu Hyung Lee, Wen-Chuan Lee, Shiqing Ma, Xiangyu Zhang, Dongyan Xu, Somesh Jha, Gabriela Ciocarlie, Ashish Gehani, Vinod Yegneswaran. [PDF]


MPI: Multiple Perspective Attack Investigation with Semantic Aware Execution Partitioning, Shiqing Ma, Juan Zhai, Fei Wang, Kyu Hyung Lee, Xiangyu Zhang, Dongyan Xu [PDF] Distinguished Paper Award


DroidForensics: Accurate Reconstruction of Android Attacks via Multi-layer Forensic Logging, Xingzi Yuan, Omid Setayeshfar, Hongfei Yan, Pranav Panage, Xuetao Wei, Kyu Hyung Lee. [PDF]


Enabling Reconstruction of Attacks on Users via Efficient Browsing Snapshots, Phani Vadrevu, Jienan Liu, Bo Li, Babak Rahbarinia, Kyu Hyung Lee, Roberto Perdisci. [PDF]


A2C: Self Destructing Exploit Executions via Input Perturbation, Yonghwi Kwon, Brendan Saltaformaggio, I Luk Kim, Kyu Hyung Lee, Xiangyu Zhang, Dongyan Xu. [PDF]


emphaSSL: Towards Emphasis as a Mechanism to Harden Networking Security in Android Apps, Xuetao Wei, Michael Wolf, Lei Guo, Kyu Hyung Lee, Ming-Chun Huang, and Nan Niu. [PDF]

IJCSDF'16 (journal)

SBBox: A Tamper-Resistant Digital Archiving System, Monjur Alam, Zhe Cheng Lee, Chrysostomos Nicopoulos, Kyu Hyung Lee, Jongman Kim, Junghee Lee. [link]


PerfGuard: Binary-Centric Application Performance Monitoring in Production Environments, Chung Hwan Kim, Junghwan Rhee, Kyu Hyung Lee, Xiangyu Zhang and Dongyan Xu. [PDF]


Accurate, Low Cost and Instrumentation-Free Security Audit Logging for Windows, Shiqing Ma, Kyu Hyung Lee, Chung Hwan Kim, Junghwan Rhee, Xiangyu Zhang and Dongyan Xu. [PDF]


Infrastructure-Free Logging and Replay of Concurrent Execution on Multiple Cores, Kyu Hyung Lee, Dohyeong Kim and Xiangyu Zhang. [PDF]


LogGC: Garbage Collecting Audit Log, Kyu Hyung Lee, Xiangyu Zhang and Dongyan Xu. [PDF]


High Accuracy Attack Provenance via Binary-Based Execution Partition, Kyu Hyung Lee, Xiangyu Zhang and Dongyan Xu. [PDF]


Unified Debugging of Distributed Systems with Recon, Kyu Hyung Lee, Nick Sumner, Xiangyu Zhang and Patrick Eugster. [PDF]


Toward Generating Reducible Replay Log, Kyu Hyung Lee, Yunhui Zheng, Nick Sumner and Xiangyu Zhang. [PDF]


PRES: Probabilistic Replay with Execution Sketching on Multiprocessors, Soyeon Park, Weiwei Xiong, Zuoning Yin, Rini Kaushik, Kyu H. Lee, Shan Lu and Yuanyuan Zhou. [PDF]


PFC: Transparent Optimization of Existing Prefetching Strategies for Multi-level Storage Systems, Zhe Zhang*, Kyuhyung Lee*, Xiaosong Ma, and Yuanyuan Zhou. [PDF]
* These authors contributed equally to this work.


CISpan: Comprehensive Incremental Mining Algorithms of Closed Sequential Patterns for Multi-Versional Software Mining, Ding Yuan, Kyuhyung Lee, Hong Cheng, Gopal Krishna, Zhenmin Li, Xiao Ma, Yuanyuan Zhou and Jiawei Han. [PDF]


Augmenting RAID with an SSD for Energy Relief, Hyo J. Lee, Kyu H. Lee and Sam H. Noh. [PDF]


Write-Aware Buffer Cache Management Scheme for Nonvolatile RAM, Kyu Hyung Lee, In Hwan Doh, Jongmoo Choi, Donghee Lee, and Sam H. Noh. [PDF]