Current Members

+ Faculty

+ Post-Doctors

+ Ph.D. Students

Tejaswini Mallavarapu Ph.D. Student in Analytics and Data Science

Research interests: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Bioinformatics
Aug. 2018 - Present, Ph.D. student in Analytics and Data Science, Kennesaw State University

Seema Sangari Ph.D. Student in Analytics and Data Science

Seema Sangari has done B.Tech Computer Sciences and Engineering from Himachal Pradesh University, India and two Master in Investment Management from Cass Business School, London and Applied Statistics part-time from Birkbeck College, University of London, London. She also got graduate certification in Data Mining and Applications from Stanford University online. She worked for more than a decade in Finance and Reinsurance industry and as a Data Scientist Consultant with IBM Security for past 3.5 years before joining Ph.D. program. Her research interest is cyber insurance - Cyber Security, Time Series analysis, Insurance and Reinsurance.

Inchan Hwang Ph.D. Student in Analytics and Data Science

Inchan Hwang received the bachelor's degree in computer science from Georgia Southwestern State University, Georgia, United States (2013). From Jan. 2016 to Feb. 2017, he was undergoing the Master degree of Software Engineering program at Ajou University in South Korea and graduated with a thesis on Future Internet Architecture. From 2018 to 2020, he worked at a cyber security company in South Korea. At that time, he took part in projects, such as the development of a web interface based SIEM solution detecting malware from the Internet backbone traffic of Korea Telecom(KT), and the development and the enhancement of Cookoo Sandbox like solution, Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP) system. His research interests include Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science applications on Cybersecurity.

+ Research Assistants

William Stone Research Assistant

Current Project: application of machine learning techniques for encrypted malware detection
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity
Thesis Topic: TBD
Anticipated Graduation: Summer 2020
Extended Bio

Victor Youdom Kemmoe Research Assistant

Victor Youdom Kemmoe received the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Kennesaw State University, Georgia, United States (2018). Since January 2019, he is pursuing the Master of Science in Computer Science at Kennesaw State University where he is also a graduate research assistant in the Information and Intelligent Security laboratory. His research interests include Applied Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Blockchain and Smart Contracts, Machine learning in Cybersecurity, Quantum Computing.


+ Masters Students

Hongkyu Lee GRA, MSCS

Hongkyu Lee received Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Hanyang University, South Korea (2019). Currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Computer Science in Information and Intelligent Security Lab, Kennesaw State University.
Research interest: Cybersecurity, Deep Learning, and Adversarial Machine Learning
Anticipated Graduation: 2021

Luke Cranfill GRA, MSCS

My name is Luke Cranfill, I am a graduate student at Kennesaw state university. My areas of research interest include machine learning, cyber security, and privacy

Email: lcranfil at

+ Visiting Scholars

Seungho Ryu Ph.D. Candidate, January 2020 - December 2020

Affiliation: Information Security Lab, Hanyang University, South Korea
Research interests: Binary Analysis, Cognitive Computing

Ye Eun Kim Ph.D. Student, January 2020 - December 2020

Affiliation: Information Security Lab, Hanyang University, South Korea
Research interests: Voice Interface Security

Jaewon Noh Ph.D. Student, September 2020 - March 2021

He received the B.E. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Hanyang University, South Korea, in 2015. He is currently pursuing the combined master's and doctorate program in Computer Science and Engineering at Hanyang University, South Korea. Since 2015, he has been with the Computer Science and Engineering, Hanyang University of Engineering, South Korea.

Research interests: Security in wireless network, vehicular communication, Blockchain
Google Scholar:

Former Members/Alumni

+ Masters Students

Daniel Karasek GRA, MSCS

I am a college graduate from Southern Polytechnic State University with a double bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Physics and am currently pursuing a master's degree from Kennesaw State in Computer Science with a focus on Data Analytics. In my undergraduate days I did some research in acoustical engineering, graph theory, and combinatorics. I have recently done some research in the field of bioinformatics involving the creation of an algorithm to perform random lasso using Apache Spark. I'm currently splitting what free time I have away from school among writing for Immersive Atlanta, playing Fortnite, going to festivals and concerts, and working on personal projects. I do creative non-fiction writing for Immersive Atlanta, which translate to doing show coverage and music reviews. I've attended over 20 music festivals so far including Shaky Knees, Music Midtown, Beale Street, Hangout, Firefly, Bonnaroo, and HiJinx. My latest personal project has been in developing an inventory management system using computer vision on a Raspberry Pi. I am looking to extend this project to the Pi Zero and create basic security cameras that can connect to a local network. I ultimately want to create a product to bring to market where anyone without technical knowledge can use it. I think technology should be for anyone that wants to use it. My research in cybersecurity will be focused around machine learning. To be determined.
Website for the Object Detection Project:
Website for COVID-19 Visualization:

  • Daniel Y. Karasek, Jeehyeong Kim, Victor Youdom Kemmoe, Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Sunghyun Cho, and Junggab Son, "SuperB: Superior Behavior-based Anomaly Detection Defining Authorized Users' Traffic Patterns," accepted in The 29th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2020).

+ Visiting Scholars

Yongseok Kwon Ph.D. student, December 2019 - June 2020

Research interests: Applied Cryptography, Blockchain, and Smart Contract
Publications during the visit:

  • Victor Youdom Kemmoe, Yongseok Kwon, Seunghyeon Shin, Rasheed Hussain, Sunghyun Cho, and Junggab Son, "Leveraging Smart Contracts for Asynchronous Group Key Agreement in Internet of Things," accepted in The 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2020).