Research Interests

Machine Learning,
Computer Architecture

  • Bioinformatics
  • Deep Learning
  • Computer Architecture


A CNN-Based Encrypted Data Detection Technique for Ransomware Defense

Minji Kang, Jonghoon Won, Jisung Park, Jihong Kim.
KIISE Transactions on Computing Practices, 2019
Invited Paper

RansomBlocker: a Low-Overhead Ransomware-Proof SSD

Jisung Park, Youngdon Jung, Jonghoon Won, Minji Kang, Sungjin Lee, Jihong Kim.
In Proc. of the 56th Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2019

File-Fragment Type Identification using Selected N-grams by Apriori Algorithm

Jonghoon Won*, Minji Kang*, Jisung Park, Jihong Kim.
In Proc. of the 2018 Korea Software Congress, 2018
*: co-first author

A Deep Learning-Based Encrypted Data Detection Technique for Ransomware Defense

Minji Kang*, Jonghoon Won*, Jisung Park, Jihong Kim.
In Proc. of the 2018 Korea Computer Congress, 2018
*: co-first author
Presentation Award


Seoul National University

Seoul, Korea
Mar. 2015 - Feb. 2019
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (Summa Cum Laude)
Total GPA of 4.11 / 4.30 (Major GPA: 4.11 / 4.30), 1st rank in CSE

Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud

Vaud, Switzerland
Aug. 2018
Exchange Student of 2018 Summer University, Computer Science and Communication Systems (CSCS)

Research Experience

Bio & Health Informatics Lab, Seoul National University

Research Intern
Jan. 2019 - Present
Advisor: Dr. Sun Kim

Computer Architecture & Embedded Systems Lab, Seoul National University

Research Intern
Jul. 2017 - Dec. 2018
Advisor: Dr. Jihong Kim
  • Led project on detection of encrypted data using CNN for ransomware defense, gave poster presentation at Korea Computer Congress 2018
  • Led project on file-fragment type identification based on Apriori algorithm and multilayer perceptron
  • Participated in project on low-overhead Ransomware-proof SSD

Honors and Awards

Best Undergraduate Thesis Award

Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University
Feb. 2019

Presentation Award

Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers
Aug. 2018

The National Scholarship for Science and Engineering

Korea Student Aid Foundation
2017 - 2018
  • This scholarship supports undergraduates with strong academic performance in science and engineering, with the purpose of developing future leaders in those fields.
  • Merit based. Full tuition.

Eminence scholarship

Seoul National University
  • Merit based. Full tuition.

Hanseong Nobel Scholarship

Hanseong Sonjaehan Scholarships Foundation
  • This scholarship supports high school students that will lead science and technology.
  • KRW 5,000,000 (approx. USD 4,700) per year


Winter Coding Camp, Codewings

Jan. 2018
  • Taught Python to elementary school students for 2-day camp
  • Helped students develop AI car game player with their own creative strategy

Computer Architecture, Seoul National University

Developer of Lab Assignments
Jul. 2017 - Aug. 2017
  • Updated course material from Y86 to Y86-64 Instruction Set Architecture
  • Developed lab assignments to implement Y86-64 processor in Bluespec System Verilog (BSV)

Team Projects

Plain Plane (2017)

"Plain about your feelings and thoughts on a plain paper, fold up a paper plane with it, fuel up with plain yogurt, and fly it to the sky."
  • Developed web-based anonymous social media service
  • Experienced Agile development and Software testing

High School Arduino (2015)


  • Software languages

    Python, R, C/C++, JAVA, OCaml, LaTeX, Assembly Language

  • Hardware languages

    Verilog, Bluespec System Verilog (BSV)

  • Machine Learning

    Tensorflow, Caffe, PyTorch

  • Web Development

    HTML, CSS, React, Django, Angular


kyang [at] snu [dot] ac [dot] kr

Seoul National University, Building 220, 653
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826