Prof. Heejo Lee


Short Biography

Heejo Lee is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, and the director of Center for Software Security and Assurance (CSSA). Before joining Korea University, he was at AhnLab, Inc. as a CTO from 2001 to 2003. From 2000 to 2001, he was a Postdoctorate Researcher at the Department of Computer Science and CERIAS at Purdue University. In 2010, he was a visiting professor at CyLab/CMU.

Dr. Lee received his B.S., M.S., Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from POSTECH, Pohang, Korea. Dr. Lee serves as an editor of IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, Journal of Communications and Networks, and International Journal of Network Management. He has been working on the consultation of the cyber security in the Philippines (2006), Uzbekistan (2007), Vietnam (2009), Myanmar (2011), Costa Rica (2013) and Cambodia (2015). He is a recipient of the ISC^2 ISLA award and got the most prestigious recognition of the asia-pacific community service star in 2016.

He is a founding member and co-CEO of IOTCUBE Inc., which is a spin off of CSSA, Korea University. The IoTcube open platform has been developed from 2015 to enable non-security professionals to analyze security vulnerabilities professionally, which is available freely for individual users at As a professional service of IoTcube, Labrador provides software bills of materials (SBoM), and examines security vulnerabilities and license violations.

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Member of Korea Internet & Security Agency (2004~)
  • Advisory Committee Member for Digital Forensics, Korea Supreme Prosecutor's Office (2007~)
  • Advisory Committee Member, Korea National Police Agency (2018~)
  • Member of Internet Intrusion Response Technology Research Center, ITRC (2004~2011)
  • Technical Committee on Nat'l Planning for Cyber Attack Responses, 2003
  • Consultant of Electronic Arts (EA Games), 2005

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