Dong (Kevin) Jin

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago
Email: dong (dot) jin (at) iit (dot) edu
Office: Room 226E Stuart Building

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), advised by Prof. David Nicol. I was a postdoc researcher in the Department of Computer Science, advised
by Prof. Matthew Caesar.

Research Interests

Trustworthy cyber-physical critical infrastructures, simulation modeling and analysis, software-defined networking, cyber-security, and parallel and distributed simulation. More details are available at our Research Group website.

We have Ph.D. RA openings for strong students in the areas of networks and systems (click here for details).
For master and undergraduate students to get involved in our research projects, find more info here.

News (Past News)

2016 Nov Kevin received the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award. Thanks AFOSR! [news]

Kevin received the College of Science Junior Faculty Research Award.

Our paper on Smart Street Lighting System Security was accepted by the Electricity Journal. Congrats, the CSMART team!

Our paper "A Modeling and Simulation of Extreme-Scale Fat-Tree Networks for HPC Systems and Data Centers," was accepted by ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS). Congrats, Ning and Adnan!

Our paper on Traffic Light Systems Security was accepted by IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications. Congrats, Zhiyi and Chris! [pdf]

Oct Our paper "A Lightweight Container-based Virtual Time System for Software-defined Network Emulation" was accepted by Journal of Simulation. Congrats, Jiaqi!

July Our paper "Self-Healing Attack-Resilient PMU Network for Power System Operation" was accepted by IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. [pdf]

Jun WISER Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Grant awarded to build resilient and secure energy infrastructure --- Thanks WISER!

Jun Our poster "Towards a Secure and Resilient Industrial Control System with Software-Defined Networking", received the Best Poster Award in SoSSDN 2016 [link]

Our paper "ConVenus" accepted in WSC 2016 --- Congrats, Xin! [pdf]

May Kevin will serve as the Program Co-Chair for ACM SIMSIM-PADS 2017

"DSSnet" [pdf] nominated for the Best Paper Award in ACM SIGSIM-PADS 2016; "DSSnet" also won the Best Poster Award in IIT Research Day --- Congrats, Chris and Jiaqi! [news article]

Apr Argonne National Lab grant awarded for Cyber-Physical Microgrid Co-Simulation Testbed --- Thanks ANL!

Our smart streetlight safety application is mentioned in an article on "the Energy Times" [news article] --- Congrats, Srinivasan and Chris!

Adnan Haider named finalist for CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award --- Congrats, Adnan! [news article]


CS 458 - Information Security [Fall 2017]
CS 558 - Advanced Computer Security [
Spring 2017]

CS 458 - Information Security [Fall 2016]
CS 695 - Doctoral Seminar [Spring 2016]
CS 558 - Advanced Computer Security [
Spring 2016]
CS 458 - Information Security [Fall 2015]
CS 558 - Advanced Computer Security [Spring 2015]
CS 458 - Information Security [Fall 2014]
CS 595 - Network Security [Spring 2014]

Awards and Honors

  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, 2017
  • CoS Junior Faculty Research Award, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2016
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2015
  • Best Paper Award: ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS), 2015 and 2012
  • Best Poster Award: Workshop on Science of Security through Software-Defined Networking (SoSSDN), 2016; IIT Research Day, 2016; ACM SIGSIM PADS, 2015

Editorial Service: Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Special issue on Smart Grid Cyber-Physical Security, 2016; IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications, Special Issue on Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Grids: Security and Operation, 2017

Conference/Workshop Organization:
ACM SIGSIM PADS (Program Co-Chair 2017; Publicity Chair 2016; Ph.D. Colloquium Chair, 2013); ACM SIGSIM Workshop on Dynamic Data-Driven Application Systems (General Co-Chair 2016); NSA Workshop on Science of Security through Software-Defined Networking (General Co-chair, 2016); Winter Simulation Conference (Track Coordinator 2017, Session Chair 2010, 2014);

Technical Program Committee: ACM SDN-NFV Security 2017; INFOCOM 2016; WNS3 2016 - 2017; SIMUTOOLS 2016; ACM SIGSIM PADS 2013 - 2016; DS-RT 2015 - 2016; Winter Simulation Conference 2014, 2016;

Last Updated: December 2016