RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY

  1. Interests and Specialties:

My research field encompasses two areas: 1) developing software reengineering methodologies and their application to legacy information systems modernization due to emerging computing paradigms (2001-Present), which is a topic within the Software Reengineering discipline, and 2) modernizing insecure legacy information systems with software reengineering-based smart and secure computing, in which Information Assurance and Cybersecurity is a focus (2008-Present). Each area is further expanded into specific topics below:

 

  • Software Reengineering for Emerging Computing Paradigms
    1. Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) Applications & Tools
    2. Software Reengineering Applications and Methodologies - Web Application Development
    3. Software Reengineering Applications and Methodologies -SOC
    4. Software Reengineering Applications and Methodologies - Cyber Physical Systems
    5. Software Reengineering Applications and Methodologies - Cloud Computing
  • Information Assurance & Cybersecurity
    1. Software Reengineering Based Gray Box Penetration Testing
    2. Real-Time Intelligent Intrusion Detection, Analysis, and Response - Insider Attacks
    3. Software Reengineering-Based Secure Coding
    4. Model-Driven Secure Scrum

 

  1. Grants Received (No Including Teaching & Training Grants, Check Section VI.D):
  • Sam Chung, Tom Imboden, and Heewon Yang, Southern Illinois University (SIU) GenCyber Summer Camp, National Security Agency, Summer 2016. (Around $100,000.00, Pending, PI)
  • Sam Chung, Tom Imboden, and Heewon Yang, IT Study Group Intervention for High Schoolers (ITSGI4HS), National Science Foundation, August 16, 2016 – August 15, 2019. (Around $1,200,000.00, Pending, PI)
  • Sam Chung, Software Reverse Engineering Based Gray-Box Penetration Testing Methodology and a Virtual Laboratory for Practicing the Methodology, SIU Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities, Southern Illinois University, Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 ($6,400 for four Undergraduate Assistantship positions, $10 per hour, 10 hours per week)
  • Sam Chung, Software Reverse Engineering Based Gray-Box Penetration Testing Methodology and a Virtual Laboratory for Practicing the Methodology, SIU Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities, Southern Illinois University, Spring 2015 ($1,600 for one Undergraduate Assistantship position, $10 per hour, 10 hours per week)
  • Sam Chung and Barbara Endicott-Popovsky. Vulnerability and Architecture Analysis of  T-Mobile’s  Identity and Access Management (IAM) Environment Through Penetration Testing and Software Architecture Assessment, T-Mobile, December 16, 2013 – June 13, 2014. ($111,793.00, Awarded, PI)
  • Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Sam Chung, and Jan Whittington. Application for a Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program at the University of Washington Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC). NSF SFS, September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2015. (Supplemental $1,500,000, Awarded, co-PI: UW Tacoma SFS Supervisor)
  • Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Sam Chung, and Jan Whittington. Application for a Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program at the University of Washington Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC). NSF SFS, September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2015. ($2,144,743, Awarded, co-PI:UW Tacoma SFS Supervisor)
  • Sam Chung. Software Reengineering and Integration for Intelligent, Trustworthy, and Robust Robot Software Architecture. Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) in Korea. September 1, 2009 – December 31, 2011. (63-8053-Software Reengineering, $120,236.36, awarded, PI)
  • Barbara Endicott-Popovsky (PI) and Sam Chung. Building Instructional Capacity for Instructors Unfamiliarity with Security. NSF (National Science Foundation) DUE (Division of Undergraduate Education) Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS). October 1, 2009 – September 30, 2011 (#0912109, $299,901, Awarded, co-PI)
  • Yan Bai, Sam Chung, and Apaporn Boonyarattaphan, Authentication and Access Control for e-Healthcare Applications, The University of Washington Tacoma Chancellor’s Fund for Research and Scholarship Support. May 15, 2009 – December 31, 2010. ($2,709.60, Awarded)
  • Sam Chung. A Development of Software Modules Integration Technology for Administering a Quadruped Walking Robot: 5W1H Based Software Reengineering Process. Supported by Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) in Korea. September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2009. (63-7513 - Software Integration, $45,000, awarded, PI)
  • Sam Chung and Sergio Davalos. Service-Oriented Software Reengineering. The University of Washington Tacoma Chancellor’s Fund for Research and Scholarship Support. April 3, 2007 – December 31, 2008.  ($5,000)
  • Sam Chung and Sergio Davalos. A Model-Driven Service-Oriented Business Process Design Methodology: Toward Next Generation Business Information System. Funded by the University of Washington Tacoma Founder’s Endowment. March 2005 – December 2006. ($7,500)
  • Sam Chung. Service-Oriented Computing and Its Application to Small Retail Business. Funded by the UW Tacoma Scholarship Support Program. January 2004 – March 2004. (One quarter course release)
  • Sam Chung. Modernizing a Legacy Retail Business Information System using Service-Oriented Computing. Funded by the TIENDAS DE TODO INC. SOPHIA & FASHION MART. December 2003 – December 2004. ($13,800)
  • Sam Chung. SoEDI4Retail: Service Oriented Electronic Data Interchange for Small Retail Business. Funded by the GRANMERCADO. June 2003 – December 2003. ($4,000)
  • Sam Chung. SoPOS System: Service-Oriented Point of Sale System. Funded by the UW Tacoma Founder's Endowment Award Committee. March 2003 – December 2004. ($6,260)

 

  1. Honors and Awards :

Honors

  • Nominated to the 2013 UW Tacoma Distinguished Research Award on February 25, 2013 (the 4th time)
  • Extra merit on 2011-2012 annual activity evaluation of the Institute of Technology  at UW Tacoma
  • UW Tacoma Sabbatical Support (9/16/2010- 6/15/2011)
  • Nominated to the 2010 UW Tacoma Distinguished Research Award on January 15, 2010 (the 3rd time)
  • Nominated to the 2009 UW Tacoma Distinguished Research Award on January 23, 2009 (the 2nd time)
  • Nominated to the 2008 UW Tacoma Distinguished Research Award on February 1, 2008 (the 1st time)

    Awards
  • Sam Chung, University of Washington Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, Office of the Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, University of Washington, May 16, 2014 (one of the five faculty members)
  • Sam Chung and Soon Bang, A Grounded Theory Analysis of Modern Web Applications –Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for DevOps, Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Scholar Award ($500 for Summer 2013 and $1,000 for Autumn 2013)
  • Sam Chung and Hao Guan, Identity Management and Assurance on the Web, Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Scholar Award ($500 for Summer 2013, $1,000 for Autumn 2013 and $1,500 for Winter 2014)
  • Sam Chung, Endowed Chair Professor of Information Systems and Information Security Award, Institute of Technology, University of Washington  Tacoma, 9/15/2012- 6/15/2015, (one Post-Doc support ($65,000) for 1 year and travel support ($8,000))
  • A travel award to assist with airfare to “International Conference on Enterprise Information” in Paphos, Cyprus.  The Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation (GSFEI) at the University of Washington. May 4, 2006. ($1,000.00)
  1. Papers and Presentations at Professional Meetings
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) for DevOps-Aware Server Side Web Application, the 16th KOCSEA Technical Symposium, December 10 – 11, 2015, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
  • Hardening a Honeynet against Honeypot-Aware Botnet Attacks: Toward Secure Cloud, ICCSM 2015, October 22-23, 2015, Tacoma, WA.
  • Secure and Smart Media Sharing Based on a Novel Mobile Device-to-Device Communication Framework with Security and Procedures, ACM RIIT 2015 2015, September 30 – October 3, 2015, Chicago, IL
  • Rebirth of Information Technology Degree Program – A Case Study for Creating Your Future, ACM SIGITE 2015 2015, September 30 – October 3, 2015, Chicago, IL.
  • Query Rank Based Database Insider Attack Monitoring with 80/20 Rule, UKC 2015, July 29 – August 1, 2015, Atlanta, GA.
  • Vulnerability and Architecture Analysis of an Identity and Access Management (IAM) Environment through Penetration Testing and Software Architecture Assessment, the 15th KOCSEA Technical Symposium, December 11 – 12, 2014, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY.
  • Improving Student Collaboration and Engagement in Project-Based Courses- Agile Project Management Methodology & Active Learning Methods, 2014 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Midwest Conference (CCSC:MW), September 19-20, Olivet University, Bourbonnais, IL.
  • Are Your Information Systems Vulnerable from Attacks?Software Architecture Driven Open Source Software Development & Penetration Testing, KSEA St. Louis Chapter, September 15, 2014
  • Learning Collaboration and Communication through Scrum Driven Project Based Courses, UKC 2014, August 6-9, 2014, San Francisco, CA
  • Free Open Source Software (FOSS) - Can We Prevent the Second OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug? KITECH, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, May 20, 2014.
  • Fundamental Concepts for Web Development: KSAs for DevOps, KOCSEA Tech Symposium, San Jose, CA, December 13-14, 2013
  • Education and Training of Business Analytics, PLU e-Business day, Tacoma, Washington, December 10, 2013
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Software Assurance: KSA4SwA, KSEA-UW Seminar, Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, Washington, May 3, 2013
  • Integrating Security into Your Current Courses with Minimal Effort, Secure Coding Workshop, September 22, 2011, University of Hawai’i at Manor
  • Service-Oriented Software Reengineering for a Virtual Enterprise: Toward Smart Cyber Systems. The 11-th International Conference on Computers, Communication, and Systems. November 4, 2010. Daegu, Korea. (Keynote speaker)
  • Education in Computing at UW Tacoma: Industry Partnership and Software Professionals. 2007 NEXUS Expo at Changwon National University, November 29, 2007
  • Next Generation Business Services. E-Business Day 2007. The School of Business and ePLU e-Commerce & Technology Management Center at Pacific Lutheran University. November 13, 2007.
  • Modeling Service-Oriented Software Development: Services Ecosystem. The 6-th International Conference on Computers, Communication, and Systems. November 25, 2005. Daegu, Korea. (Keynote speaker)
  • Modeling Service-Oriented Software Development: Services Ecosystem. The Computer Club. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. September 6, 2005.
  • Intelligent Service Oriented Computing Researches at the UW Tacoma. IT/CSS Spring 2004 Seminar.  The University of Washington Tacoma. May 5, 2004.
  • Modeling Web Services with 4+1+3 Views. IT/CSS Autumn 2003 Seminar.  The University of Washington Tacoma. October 23, 2003
  • A Framework for an Intelligent eBusiness Information System for Small Business. KSEA-PNC Topical Seminar. February 15, 2003.
  • Modeling Software Systems Visually. RATS (Research at Tacoma Seminar). The University of Washington Tacoma. February 7, 2003.
  • A Framework for an Intelligent eBusiness Information System for Small Retail Business. IT/CSS Winter 2003 Seminar. The University of Washington Tacoma. February 4, 2003
  • Reverse Engineering a Point of Service System Using JavaPOS with UML and RUP. IT/CSS Spring 2002 Seminar. The University of Washington Tacoma. May 28, 2002.
  • Enhancing a Database Systems Design Course with Object-Oriented Data Modeling – UML. IT/CSS Winter 2002 Seminar. University of Washington Tacoma. February 19, 2002.
  • An Object-Oriented Software Engineering Approach in Web-Based Information Systems Development. The Pishon Technology Inc., Seoul, Korea. 2000.

 

  1. Other:

Ph.D. Dissertation

Sam Chung. (1995). An Analysis of the Effects of Different Representation Schemes on Genetic Algorithms. Doctoral Dissertation. Tampa, FL: University of South Florida. (Advisor: Dr. Rafael Perez)

 

Master Thesis

Sam Chung. (1985). A System for Generating VLSI Mask Pattern Check Plots from Caltech Intermediate Form File. Master Thesis. Seoul, Korea: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. (Advisor: Dr. Won Lyang Chung)


 

Conference & Workshop Attendance (No Presentation, Learning Purpose)

2015

  • IT Day, Wednesday, August 12, 2015, SIU, Carbondale, IL.
  • SIU Cyber Security DAY 2015, Saturday, April 18, 2015, Carbondale, IL.
  • Big Data Analytics: Challenges and Opportunities, The 70th Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions March 3-4, 2015, Pollard Technology Conference Center, Oak Ridge, TN.

2014

  • SIU Assessment Day, Thursday, October 2, Carbondale, IL.
  • Centers of Academic Excellence Community Meeting For Existing and Aspiring Institutions, Supported by NSF, NSA, NIST and DHS, Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, Sheraton Lakefront, Columbia, MD
  • NSF SFS 2014 CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) Job Fair, January 8-9, 2014, Arlington, VA, USA.

2013

  • International Visitor Leadership Program Cyber-security Initiative, Seattle Washington, December 19, 2013
  • SAP UA Summer Workshop 2013, July 9-12, 2013, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
  • The iTechnlogy Fellows Workshop, June 17 -21, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA
  • The 9th Annual University of Washington Teaching and Learning Symposium, April 16, 2013
  • 2013 South Sound Technology (SST) Conference, March 8, 2013, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA.
  • The 8th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ICIW) 2013, March 25-26, 2013, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  • SAP Academic Conference Americas 2013, February 21-23, 2013, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
  • NSF CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program 2013 Annual Job Fair and Symposium, January 9-11, 2013, Arlington, VA 22202, USA.
  • SAP UA Winter Workshop 2013, January 3-7, 2013, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, USA.

2012

  • ACM SIGITE & RIIT 2012, October 11-12, 2012, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Systems (HFOSS) Workshop, at Mount Royal University, October 10, 2012, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • I-SEEE Workshop, July 6-10, 2012, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, PA, USA.
  • Software Assurance (SwA) Working group Sessions, June 26–28, 2012, MITRE, McLean, VA, USA.
  • Software Assurance (SwA) Forum, March 26-30, 2012, MITRE, McLean, VA, USA.
  • The 7-th International Conference on Information Warfare & Security (ICIW), March 22-23, 2012, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

2011

  • Secure Coding Workshop, December 9, 2011, University of Hawai’i at Manor
  • Secure Coding Workshop, September 22, 2011, University of Washington Bothell
  • Software Assurance (SwA) Forum, September 12-16, 2011, Software Engineering Institute, Arlington, VA, USA.

2010

  • The 11th International Conference on Computers, Communication, and Systems. November 4, 2010. Daegu, Korea. (Invited Speaker)
  • Secure Coding Workshop, August 5-6, 2010, University of Washington Seattle
  • US-Korea Conference (UKC) 2010, August 11-14, 2010, Bellevue, WA.

2009

  • US-Korea Conference (UKC) 2009, July 16-19, 2009. Raleigh, North Carolina
  • eCrime Researchers Summit 2009, October 20-21, 2009, Tacoma, WA, USA.
  • The Agora, HUB Auditorium, Husky Union Building, UW Campus, Seattle, Washington, September 12, 2009
  • The 9th International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2009), August 24-25, 2009, Jeju, Korea. (session chair)
  • Agile Journal Seminar, July 28, 2009, the Westin Bellevue, Bellevue, WA.

2008

  • KSEA Northwest Regional Conference (NWRC) 2008. November 1, 2008. University of Phoenix, Sacramento, CA.

2007

  • KSEA Northwest Regional Conference (NWRC) 2007. November 10, 2007 (Saturday) – November 11, 2007 (Sunday). Portland State University. Portland, Oregon
  • Joe Hummel’s Microsoft .NET Training Program. July 31 – August 4, 2007, Lake Forest, Illinois.
  • Institute of Teaching Excellence (ITE) 2007 at Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks, Washington. June 10 – 16, 2007.

2006

  • SDL-IT Process of Secure Software System Workshop in Redmond. February 15 through February 17, 2006 in Redmond, Washington.

2005

  • SDL-IT Engineering of Secure Software System Workshop in Redmond. December 7 through December 9, 2005 in Redmond, Washington.
  • Microsoft Academic Days on Web Development. The Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Friday November 11th through Sunday November 13th, 2005.

2004

  • The 5th Annual South Sound Technology (SST) Conference. The Sheraton Convention Center, Tacoma, Washington. May 21, 2004.

2003

  • IBM Technical Briefings – Web Services on the On Demand Era. IBM Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers. July 18, 2003.
  • The 4th Annual South Sound Technology (SST) Conference. The Sheraton Convention Center, Tacoma, Washington. May 28, 2003.
  • IBM Technical Briefings – e-Business on Demand. IBM Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers. March 2003.

2002

  • The Fourth Annual Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges Northwest Conference (CCSC-NW) (2002). Seattle Pacific University. Washington, WA. October 4-5, 2002.
  • The 3rd Annual South Sound Technology (SST) Conference. The Sheraton Convention Center, Tacoma, Washington. May 30, 2002.
  • Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing (DIAC-02) Symposium. (2002). Shaping the Network Society – Patterns for Participation, Action, and Change. University of Washington. Seattle, WA. May 16-19, 2002.
  • Technology Alliance. (2002). the State of Technology Annual Luncheon. Seattle, WA. May 17, 2002.
  • Rational Software. (2002). Rational Unified Process Seminar. Bellevue, WA. May 6, 2002.

2001

  • EPLU Mini-Conference. (2001). What’s in IT for you? - Career Advising and Questions for Non-Technical Majors. Pacific Lutheran University. Tacoma, WA. November 27, 2001.
  • The Third Annual Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges Northwest Conference (CCSC-NW) (2001). Pacific Lutheran University. Tacoma, WA. October 5-6, 2001.
  • Blackboard Training by the UWT Media Services. October 1, 2001.
  • Media Equipment Training by the UWT Media Services. October 3, 2001
  • UW Faculty Orientation. September 13 – September 21 2001.