Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo holds the Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He was a visiting scholar at INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation between October 2015 and February 2016, and he was a visiting Fulbright scholar at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice and Palo Alto Research Center in 2009. He has a broad and interdisciplinary research focus on cyber crime and security, data analytics and digital forensics.
The understanding of how data can be acquired (or exfiltrated), particularly in terms of criminal / malicious exploitation, will then inform the design of cyber defensive and privacy-preserving solutions (e.g. using technical approaches such as Blockchain and artificial intelligence, and non-technical approaches). In 2016, he was named the Cybersecurity Educator of the Year – APAC (Cybersecurity Excellence Awards are produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn), and in 2015 he and his team won the Digital Forensics Research Challenge organized by Germany’s University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (Middle Career Researcher), 2018 UTSA College of Business Col. Jean Piccione and Lt. Col. Philip Piccione Endowed Research Award for Tenured Faculty, British Computer Society’s 2019 Wilkes Award Runner-up, 2019 EURASIP JWCN Best Paper Award, Korea Information Processing Society’s JIPS Survey Paper Award (Gold) 2019, IEEE Blockchain 2019 Outstanding Paper Award, Inscrypt 2019 Best Student Paper Award, IEEE TrustCom 2018 Best Paper Award, ESORICS 2015 Best Research Paper Award, 2014 Highly Commended Award by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency, Fulbright Scholarship in 2009, 2008 Australia Day Achievement Medallion, and British Computer Society’s Wilkes Award in 2008.
His research has been funded by NASA, National Security Agency, National Science Foundation, CPS Energy, LGS Innovations, MITRE, Texas National Security Network Excellence Fund, Australian Government National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund, Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre for Data to Decision, auDA Foundation, Government of South Australia, BAE Systems stratsec, Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Incorporated, Australian Research Council, etc. He understands the importance of ensuring my research is relevant to policy and practice, and is aligned with major and ongoing government policy directions and strategies. For example, the cryptographic primitive in one of the three regular U.S. patent applications he filed in 2019 is currently been deployed by a UK cryptocurrency start-up, where he also serves on its advisory board. He has also reviewed for L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2021 International Awards (Physical sciences, Mathematics and computer science), Canada Research Chairs Program (Tier 1 Chair – 2019), etc.