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 208C 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)

2017 Aug Our paper "A Hardware-in-the-loop Emulation Testbed for High Fidelity and Reproducible Network Experiments." accepted to WSC'17. Congrats, Xiaoliang, Qi and Xin!

NSF grant awarded to build a Big Data Professing Infrastructure for Smart Energy Systems. --- Thanks NSF!

May Our paper "Simulation of a Software-Defined Network as One Big Switch" accepted to ACM SIGSIM-PADS'17. Congrats, Jiaqi and Xin! [pdf]

May Our paper "Towards a Cyber Resilient and Secure Microgrid Using Software-Defined Networking" accepted by IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Congrats, Zhiyi and Chris! [pdf]

Mar Our paper "Ultimate Forwarding Resilience in OpenFlow Networks." accepted to SDN-NFV Security'17. Congrats, Chris! [pdf]
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.


CS 558 - Advanced Computer Security [Spring 2018]
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, ACM TOMACS Special Issue on PADS, 2018; 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 (General Chair 2019; Program Co-Chair 2017; Publicity Chair 2016; Ph.D. Colloquium Chair, 2013 and 2018); 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);

Technical Program Committee: ACM SDN-NFV Security 2017, 2018; INFOCOM 2016; WNS3 2016 - 2018; SIMUTOOLS 2016 - 2018; ACM SIGSIM-PADS 2013 - 2018; DS-RT 2015 - 2018; Winter Simulation Conference 2014, 2016 - 2017;

Last Updated: September 2017