Jin-Hee Cho was a computer scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (USARL) in Adelphi, Maryland, for eight years before joining Virginia Tech in 2018. She is director of the Trustworthy Cyberspace Lab (tClab) in the Department of Computer Science.
Cho has published more than 130 peer-reviewed technical papers in leading journals and conferences in the areas of trust management; moving target defense; deception defense; metrics and measurements; network performance analysis; resource allocation; agent-based modeling; uncertainty reasoning and analysis; information fusion/credibility; and social network analysis.
She received best paper awards in IEEE TrustCom 2009; BRIMS 2013; IEEE GLOBECOM 2017; and IEEE CogSIMA 2018. She also received the Army Research Laboratory publication award in 2017.
Cho was selected for the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.
In 2015, she won the IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications Networking. In 2019, Cho received a team award from the Cyber Strategic Challenge Group of The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.
Cho received a bachelor of arts degree from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea and a master of arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She also earned a master of science and Ph.D. in computer science from Virginia Tech in 2004 and 2008, respectively. She did her post-doctoral research at the USARL through the Oak Ridge Associated Universities Postdoctoral Fellowship program from January 2009 through June 2010.
During Cho’s subsequent years at the at the USARL, she was an adjunct faculty at both Virginia Tech (2012 to 2016) and The George Washington University (2014-2016).
Cho is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.