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Young H. Cho

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Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science


  • 2005, PhD, Electrical Engineering, University California - Los Angeles
  • 2001, Other, Electrical Engineering, Univ Texas Austin
  • 1996, Bachelors, Computer Science, UC - Berkeley


Young Cho graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelors degree in Computer Science. While attending Berkeley, he was part of Networks of Workstations research group. His contribution was in hardware and software development of novel high speed network interfaces for the research system. From July of 1996 to August of 1999 he worked as an research engineer at Myricom, Inc. Myricom is the main network interconnect technology provider for the majority of the fastest clustered computers in the world. Then he took a leave of absence from Myricom after three years to return to academia. He began his Masters program in Computer Engineering at UT Austin in Fall of 1999. By Spring of 2001, he completed his Masters of Science in Engineering from Electrical Computer Engineering department while working for UT Research Laboratory Applied Research Laboratory in the University of Texas at Austin. Then he attended University of California, Los Angeles to pursue the doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering under his advisor William Mangione-Smith. He completed his Ph.D. on the dissertation topic of Advanced Computer Network Security by June 2005. He then went to Washington University in St. Louis as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Computer Science Engineering department. Then he joined Networked and Embedded Systems Laboratory at UCLA in 2007 to diversify his research with wireless sensor networks. Then in 2008, he started his position as a research scientist at USC-Information Science Institute to continue his work in wireless sensor networks and other distributed embedded computers. He was also appointed to the position of research assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Southern California since July of 2009.

Research Summary

Young Cho's research interests include high performance networking, computer architecture, reconfigurable embedded systems, wireless sensor network, sensor technology, and high stability timers and time synchronization algorithms


  • 1996 UC Berkeley Award of Recognition in Excellency as Teaching Assistant
  • 1999 Altera, Inc. Altera University Scholarship
  • 2002 UCLA Department Fellowship
  • 2003 John Deere John Deere Scholarship
  • 2007 IEEE VLSI Design Conference The Best Paper Award
  • 2008 Design Automation Conference Design Automation Conference Student Design Competition
  • Computer Science
  • Information Sciences Institute

  • Information Science Institute
  • 4676 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey Ca 90292
  • USC Mail Code: 1454

  • (310) 448-9107

  • youngcho@isi.edu

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