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4205 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-4205
Tel: (435) 797-5508
Fax: (435) 797-3265
Office: Old Main 421
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One PhD position with 4 years of full funding is available (Fall 2017). Contact me if you are interested.

Research Interests

My research interests lie in creating innovative software solutions that can facilitate the development and evolution of complex Computer Systems. Specifically, my research explores how a combination of novel software system architectures, automated software tools, and empirically derived programming guidelines can assist the programmer in developing and optimizing modern software, especially in the area of Mobile Computing. Thus, my work is on the Systems end of Software Engineering, spanning Distributed SystemsMobile ApplicationsEnergy-Efficient Software, and Automated Program Transformation

Selected Publications (More)

  • "MyShake: A smartphone seismic network for earthquake early warning and beyond," Science Advances 2016
  • "Facilitating the Implementation of Adaptive Cloud Offloading to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Mobile Applications," MOBILESoft 2015
  • "Configurable and Adaptive Middleware for Energy-Efficient Distributed Mobile Computing," MobiCase 2014
  • "Cloud Refactoring: Automated Transitioning to Cloud-Based Services," Automated Software Engineering, 2013
  • "Reducing the Energy Consumption of Mobile Applications Behind the Scenes," ICSM 2013
  • "Energy-Efficient and Fault-Tolerant Distributed Mobile Execution," ICDCS 2012
  • "DR-OSGi: Hardening Distributed Components,"  Middleware 2009 

News and Events

Mar. 2017 Two papers have been accepted to COMPSAC 2017.
Mar. 2017 Our collaborative work has been accepted to FMEC 2017.
Oct. 2016 Minh's paper has been accepted to SAC2017.
Feb. 2016 Mun's paper has been accepted to COMPSAC.
Feb. 2016 Our paper on the MyShake project has been published at Science Advances!!!
Jan. 2016 I am serving on Middleware 2016 program committee.

Nov. 2015 New funding from Deutsche Telekom Research Lab for 1 year.
May 2015 Welcome a new visiting scholar (Ji-In Kim).
Feb. 2015 Welcome summer interns (Minjoon Kim, Munhak Kim, and Dongkyu Lee).
Feb. 2015 One conference paper has been accepted to the MOBILESoft 2015.
Jan. 2015 I am serving on Middleware 2015 and GPCE 2015 program committee.
Jan. 2015 Awarded USU Research Catalyst Grant for 1 year.
Dec. 2014 Awarded Amazon Web Services Research Grant for 2 years.
Nov. 2014 Our work on earthquake early warning was introduced by the New York Times (link).
Sept. 2014 Two conference papers have been accepted to the MobiCASE 2014.
Sept. 2014 
Deutsche Telekom Research Lab. in Silicon Valley supports my research.