Simon Woo

Simon Woo
Research Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science 
SUNY Korea
119 Songdo Moonhwa-Ro, Yeonsu-Gu 
Incheon, Korea 21985


Computer Security, Usable Security, Human Factors in Computer Systems, Cybersecurity Education, Computer Networks, Satellite Communications.


Simon Woo received his M.S. And Ph.D. in Computer Science from USC, Los Angeles, M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington (UW), Seattle. He was a member of technical staff (technologist) for 9 years at the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), Pasadena, CA, conducting research in satellite communications, networking and cybersecurity areas. Also, he worked at Intel Corp. and Verisign Research Lab.


His most recent research focuses on the interdisciplinary research, usable security, to better understand human behaviors/factors and improve security and privacy in computer systems. His other research interests include cybersecurity education, security and privacy in IoT & cloud systems, domain name system (DNS), online social networks, and satellite communications. In particular, he is interested in applying theories from psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, and social science as well as the latest techniques from natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, and computer vision to better design and address security and privacy issues.


WISA 2016 Best paper

Teaching Summary

CSE 215, CSE 305, CSE353, CSE509, CSE512, CSE659