ISI Directory

Young Cho, [email protected]

Senior Computer Scientist


B.A. Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley
M.S.E. Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles


Young H. Cho is an electrical engineer/computer scientist at University of Southern California - Informational Sciences Institute.
He graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. While attending Berkeley, he was in Networks of Workstations research group led by Professor David Patterson. Then from July 1996 to August 1999, he worked as an engineer/programmer at Myricom, Inc. At the time, Myricom was the leading network interconnect technology provider for the majority of the fastest clustered computers in the world.
He began his Master's program in Computer Engineering at UT Austin in Fall 1999.  In Spring 2001, he completed his Masters of Science in Engineering from Electrical and Computer Engineering department while working as a researcher in UT Research Laboratory Applied Research Laboratory.
Then he moved back to his hometown of Los Angeles to attend University of California, Los Angeles for a 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 in 2005 and started at Washington University in St. Louis as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Computer Science Engineering department. He joined Networked and Embedded Systems Laboratory at UCLA in 2007 to gain experience in wireless sensor networks.

In 2008, he started his position as a research scientist at USC/ISI to continue his research in computer networks, wireless sensor networks, and other distributed computing systems.  Since then, he was appointed by CS and EE departments as research and adjunct faculty.  Today, he is continuing research in reconfigurable computers, signal processing, machine learning, and Internet of Things as a Senior Research Scientist as USC-ISI.