I am a Ph.D. student majoring in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, where I am supervised by Prof. Cecilia Mascolo and funded by Nokia Bell Labs. I worked with Dr. Jagmohan Chauhan and Prof. Cecilia Mascolo in the summer of 2020 as a research assistant and 2019 as a visitor. Also, I worked as a research assistant with Prof. Dimitris Papadias at HKUST from February 2020 to June 2020.

I received my M.Phil. in Computer Science and Engineering from HKUST, where I was advised by Prof. Pan Hui and Prof. Raymond Wong. I received my B.S. in Semiconductor Systems Engineering from SKKU, where Prof. Jee-Hyong Lee advised me.

My research focuses on resource-constrained mobile systems to enable context-aware adaptation to the changing environments (e.g., new inputs and users) in real-time while preserving privacy. To this end, I leverage computational methods from continual learning, machine learning, and network science.


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Education

University of Cambridge
Ph.D. in Computer Science · Oct. 2020 ~ Present
Visiting Research Student in the Mobile Systems Group, Computer Laboratory · Jul. 2019 ~ Dec. 2019

HKUST
M.Phil. in Computer Science and Engineering · Sep. 2017 ~ Jan. 2020
Thesis: Geographical Engagement and Churn Prediction in Location-Based Social Networks
• Total GPA: 4.0 / 4.3
Exchange Student Program in School of Engineering · Jun. 2014 ~ May. 2015

SKKU
B.S. in Semiconductor Systems Engineering · Mar. 2010 ~ Aug. 2016
Valedictorian in the college of Information and Communication Engineering (ICE)
• Major GPA: 4.38 / 4.5 | Total GPA: 4.26 / 4.5



Professional Experiences

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Memory Business
Engineer (Full-time Employee) · Jul. 2016 ~ Aug. 2017

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Memory Business
Engineering Intern · Jul. 2015 ~ Aug. 2015

Republic of Korea Air Force, Operational Command, 1st Fighter Wing
Staff Sergeant · Feb. 2011 ~ Feb. 2013



Research Experiences

Incremental Learning on Resource-constrained Devices
Research Assistant (Advisor: Dr. Jagmohan Chauhan and Prof. Cecilia Mascolo ) · Jul. 2020 ~ Sep. 2020

A Study of Applying Neural Networks on a Database
Research Assistant (Advisor: Prof. Dimitris Papadias ) · Feb. 2020 ~ Jun. 2020

Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge
Visiting Research Student (Advisor: Dr. Jagmohan Chauhan and Prof. Cecilia Mascolo ) · Jul. 2019 ~ Dec. 2019

User Engagement Analysis and Churn Prediction with LBSN Datasets
Postgraduate Research Stduent (Advisor: Prof. Raymond Wong and Prof. Pan Hui) · Aug. 2018 ~ Present

HKUST-DT System and Media Laboratory at HKUST
Postgraduate Research Stduent (Advisor: Prof. Pan Hui) · Aug. 2017 ~ Present

Information & Intelligence System Lab. at SKKU
Research Intern (Advisor: Prof. Jee-Hyong Lee) · Sep. 2015 - June. 2016

Social Network Analysis Project with Social-Attribute Network Dataset of Google+
Undergraduate Research Student (Advisor: Prof. Pan Hui) · Feb. 2015 ~ June. 2015



Selected Publications
  • ContAuth: Continual Learning Framework for Behavioral-based User Authentication
    Jagmohan Chauhan, Young D. Kwon, Pan Hui, and Cecilia Mascolo
    IMWUT/UbiComp 2021 (appear soon)

  • Aquilis: Using Contextual Integrity for Privacy Protection on Mobile Devices
    Abhishek Kumar, Tristan Braud, Young D. Kwon, and Pan Hui
    IMWUT/UbiComp 2021 (appear soon)

  • Enemy at the Gate: Evolution of Twitter User's Polarization During National Crisis
    Ehsan Ul Haq, Tristan Braud, Young D. Kwon, and Pan Hui
    ASONAM 2020 (appear soon)

  • A Survey on Computational Politics
    Ehsan Ul Haq, Tristan Braud, Young D. Kwon, and Pan Hui.
    IEEE Access (appear soon)

  • MyoKey: Surface Electromyography and Inertial Motion Sensing-based Text Entry in AR
    Young D. Kwon, Kirill A. Shatilov, Lik-Hang Lee, Serkan Kumyol, Kit Yung Lam, Yui-Pan Yau, and Pan Hui
    PerCom 2020 WIP | PDF | Slides | BibTex | Link

  • GeoLifecycle: User Engagement of Geographical Exploration and Churn Prediction in LBSNs
    Young D. Kwon, Dimitris Chatzopoulos, Ehsan Ul Haq, Raymond Chi-Wing Wong, and Pan Hui.
    IMWUT/UbiComp 2019 | PDF | Slides | BibTex | Link

  • Effects of Ego Networks and Communities on Self-Disclosure in an Online Social Network
    Young D. Kwon, Reza Hadi Mogavi, Ehsan Ul Haq, Youngjin Kwon, Xiaojuan Ma, and Pan Hui
    ASONAM 2019 | PDF | Slides | BibTex | Link
    (Oral Presentation, Full Paper Acceptance Rate: 14%)

  • UbiComp/ISWC 2019: A Post-Conference Summary Report
    Young D. Kwon, Mohammed Khwaja, Neille-Ann H. Tan, Marla Narazani, Mikolaj P. Wozniak, Arshad Nasser, Rahul Majethia, Lucy Van Kleunen, Victoria Neumann, and Rajkarn Singh
    IEEE Pervasive Computing, 2019 (Impact Factor: 3.813) | PDF | BibTex | Link



Invited Talks
  • [University of Cambridge][3 Dec 2019] An Empirical Study of Lifelong Learning on Mobile Applications. Host: Dr. Seyyed Ahmad Javadi
  • [Korea Military Academy][8 Oct 2018] Characterization and Prediction of Churning Users in CQAs and LBSNs. Host: Prof. Seonho Lee
  • [HKUST][5 Jul 2018] Community effects on Self-Disclosure Behaviors of Users in an Online Social Network. Host: Prof. Pan Hui


Honors & Awards
  • 2020-2023
    Nokia Bell Labs Studentship
  • 2017-2019
    The Postgraduate Studentship
  • 2014-2016
    Samsung Scholarship for Undergraduate Study
  • 2010-2013
    National Science and Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
  • 2016
    Honorable Mention at the KIISE conference 2016
  • 2015
    Honorable Mention for undergraduate papers at the KIISE conference 2015
  • 2019
    The Research Travel Grant
  • 2016
    Honored to be a Valedictorian in the college of ICE
  • 2016
    Excellent Record Award for Top 3 Graduates in the college of ICE
  • 2016
    Outstanding Undergraduate FYP Award in the college of ICE
  • 2015
    The Excellence Award in Mobile App Competition
  • 2013-2016
    SungKyunKwan University Scholarship for Excellent Records
  • 2013-2015
    Dean's List Awards, 4 times at SKKU and once at HKUST


Selected Projects


Professional Service & Teaching Experiences

Technical Program Committee

Reviewer

Teaching Assistant

Student Volunteer



Misc.

Extra Activities

Rowing - Won silver medal in HKUST Indoor Rowing Competition in Apr 2015 | photo
Rowing - Won bronze medal in 2015 Hong Kong China Rowing Association Coastal Rowing Championships in Mar 2015 | photo
Marathon - Completed half marathon (21.1km) 2 times in 2013 (photo) and 2014 (photo)


Traveling

I love traveling to new places since I can meet entirely new people with different perspectives towards lives, worlds, etc.
You can check countries I have visited here in this web page



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