Jin-Hee Cho has been appointed associate professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. She is one of 28 new faculty members hired by the college for the 2018-19 academic year.

Cho serves as the director of the Trustworthy Cyberspace Lab located in Falls Church, Virginia. Her research is focused on cybersecurity, decision-making, and network science.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, she worked as a computer scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland, and was an Oak Ridge Associated Universities/Army Research Laboratory postdoctoral researcher.

Cho has a long history with Virginia Tech where she was a student and worked as adjunct faculty for four years. Afterward, Cho served an adjunct appointment at George Washington University. 

Among Cho’s many honors is receiving the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers — the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Cho has published over 100 peer-reviewed technical papers in leading journals and conferences in the areas of trust management, moving target defense, deception defense, metrics and measurements, network performance analysis, resource allocation, agent-based modeling, uncertainty reasoning and analysis, information fusion-credibility, and social network analysis.

She has received best paper awards at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers TrustCom 2009, the Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation 2013, IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, the 2017 ARL's publication award, and the IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management 2018. She is a winner of the 2015 IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications Networking.

Cho is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Cho received her bachelor’s from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea in social work; a master’s in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri; and both her master’s and doctoral degrees from Virginia Tech in computer science.  

Written by Amy Loeffler