Min Suk Kang

I am an assistant professor of School of Computing at KAIST since August 2020. Before I joined KAIST, I had been an assistant professor of School of Computing at National University of Singapore since August 2016. My research interests lie broadly in the field of network and distributed systems security, blockchain security, cellular network security, and IoT system security.

I obtained my PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016. I received BS and MS degrees in EECS at KAIST in 2006 and 2008, respectively.

Selected Publications:

  1. A Stealthy Location Identification Attack Exploiting Carrier Aggregation in Cellular Networks.”

    • Nitya Lakshmanan, Nishant Budhdev, Min Suk Kang, Mun Choon Chan, and Jun Han.

    • In Proceedings of USENIX Security (USENIX Security), Aug 2021

    • [paper]

  2. “A Stealthier Partitioning Attack against Bitcoin Peer-to-Peer Network.”

    • Muoi Tran, Inho Choi, Gi Jun Moon, Viet-Anh Vu, and Min Suk Kang.

    • In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P), May 2020

    • [paper] [slides] [video] [Web]

  3. “Tuple Space Explosion: A Denial-of-Service Attack against a Software Packet Classifier”

    • Levente Csikor, Dinil Mon Divakaran, Min Suk Kang, Attila Korosi, Balazs Sonkoly, David Haja, Dimitrios Pezaros, Stefan Schmid, Gabor Retvari

    • In Proceedings of ACM Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT), December 2019. Acceptance rate: 16.8% (32 of 190)

    • [paper]

  4. “On the Feasibility of Rerouting-based DDoS Defenses.”

    • Muoi Tran, Min Suk Kang, Hsu-Chun Hsiao, Wei-Hsuan Chiang, Shu-Po Tung, and Yu-Su Wang.

    • In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P), May 2019

    • [paper] [slides] [video]

  5. “SPIFFY: Inducing Cost-Detectability Tradeoffs for Persistent Link-Flooding Attacks.”

  6. “Routing Bottlenecks in the Internet: Causes, Exploits, and Countermeasures.”

    • Min Suk Kang and Virgil D. Gligor.

    • In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), November 2014. Acceptance rate: 19.5% (114 of 585)

    • [paper] [slides]

  7. “The Crossfire Attack.”

    • Min Suk Kang, Soo Bum Lee, and Virgil D. Gligor.

    • In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P), May 2013. Acceptance rate: 12% (38 of 315)

    • [paper] [slides]


  • Program Committee for ACM CCS 2020

  • Program Committee for IEEE ICDCS 2020

  • Program Committee for ACM AsiaCCS 2020

  • Program Chair for ACM CoNEXT 2020 Poster Program

  • Committee for ACM AsiaCCS 2019

  • Program Committee for WISA 2018

  • Program Committee for WISA 2017

  • Reviewer of Major Journals (e.g., Transactions on Networking, Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, Transactions on Mobile Computing, Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing)


I'm extremely fortunate to work with many motivated and talented graduate students, research fellows, visitors, and internship students. Here is the list of their names and their current institutions (please email me if they are outdated):

  • PhD Students

  • Master Students

    • Akshaye Shenoi

  • Undergrad Interns

    • Michael Hu (at National University of Sinagpore)

    • Yong Woo Oh (at Sungkyunkwan University)

    • Byoungjoon Choi (at Joongang University)

    • JunSeoung Choi (at KAIST)

    • Wonhoi Kim (at KAIST)

    • Yonatan Gizachew (at KAIST)

  • PostDoc Researchers

    • Dr. Jehyun Lee (TrustWave)

    • Dr. Levente Csikor (Singtel Corp Lab)

  • Former members

    • Andre Pousinho

    • Xin Zhe Khooi (Singtel Corp Lab)

    • Anh V. Vu (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

    • Gunwoo Kim (Postech)

    • Videet Singhai (Carnegie Mellon University)

    • Deli Gong (Zilliqa)

    • Waqar Ahmad (PhD student at Tsinghua University)

    • Inkyu Bang (Agency for Defense Development, South Korea)

    • Gi Jun Moon (Korea University)

    • Inho Choi (Yonsei University)

    • Jun Seung Lee (Seoul National University)

    • Junhee Lee (Sejong University)

    • Hyowan Park (Sejong University)

    • Seunghun Kim (Sejong University)

    • Soyeon Park (currently PhD at Georgia Tech)

    • Seunghoon Woo (currently PhD at Korea Univ)

    • Weichuan Tan (Master at NUS)

    • Victor Nguyen (Master at NUS)

    • Jungki Min (from Korea Univ)

    • Dong Sung Kim (from Korea Univ)

Contact me:

Email: minsukk@kaist.ac.kr

Office: N5 2322

Phone: +82-42-350-3585