Paul D Yoo, BSc (Hons1) PhD


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Dr Paul Yoo
Associate Professor (SL) in Data Science
Chair of BIDA Data-Driven Cyber Security
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
University of London, Birkbeck College
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
United Kingdom


Paul is currently with the CSIS within Birkbeck College at the University of London and leading BIDA Data-Driven Cyber Security Laboratory. Prior to this, he held academic/research posts in Cranfield (Defence Academy of the UK), Sydney (USyd) and South Korea (KAIST). In his career, he has amassed more than one hundred prestigious journal and conference publications, has been awarded more than US$ 2.3 million in project funding, and a number of prestigious international and national awards for his work in advanced data analytics, machine learning and secure systems research, notably IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award, Capital Markets CRC Award, Emirates Foundation Research Award, and the ICT Fund Award. Most recently, he won the prestigious Samsung award for research to protect IoT devices using machine-learning approach [news] and Research Englands Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF).

Paul currently serves as an Associate Editor for ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing and IEEE Access. He had served as an Editor for IEEE COMML (big data and machine learning areas) from 2014 to 2019. He is also affiliated with the University of Sydney and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as a Visiting Professor. Paul is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fellow of HEA.

His general research area is applied machine learning, machine learning and data science with particular interest in cyber defence and security and secure systems.

Paul has supervised a number of PhD/MSc by Research students to completion. Please feel free to contact him about research degree (PhD/MPhil) and internship opportunities.


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At the end of 2008, Paul married Joanna. Their son Inwoo was born in 2010.