Sungwook Moon


Ph.D. Candidate
Mobile Networking Laboratory
Dept. of Computer & Information Science & Engineering
University of Florida









Phone: Please see my CV.
Address: CSE 401,
Department of Computer & Information Science and Engineering,
College of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

Biographical Sketch

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at University of Florida (Advisor: Ahmed Helmy). I expect to graduate in Dec 2011 and currently seeking for a full-time position in both research labs and industry.

I received my bachelor¡¯s degree from Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea in Feb 2004 and master¡¯s degree from University of Florida in May 2006, all in Computer Science. My area of research in Ph.D. study is mobile networks in relation to user contact pattern, profiling for social networking and mobile testbed using iRobot and smart phones.

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My research interests lies in analysis and modeling of human behavior, and application of result at real-world services and platforms. To achieve this goal, I have investigated large number of user data (more than 100,000 users in total) by statistical analysis, and discovered periodic properties in contact pattern. Based on this understanding, I developed and implemented profile based mobility model on the mobile social networking simulation and testbed. With implementation on iRobot, I received the Best Demo runner-up award at WINTECH ¡¯10. I am interested in profiling users and developing social networking services, protocols and applications on various platforms. More details about my research can be found here.





Computer Science,

Computer Science,

Computer Science,

University of Florida   (Dec 2011, expected)

University of Florida   (May 2006)

Sogang University      (Feb 2004)


Research Assistant, Jun 2007 - Present
Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, University of Florida 

Database Programmer (part-time), Jan 2005 -  Jul 2005
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida 

Software Engineer, Jan 2004 - May 2004
Corporate Technology Office, Samsung Electronics

Training Section Sergeant & Senior KATUSA, Oct 1999 – Dec 2001
304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, 8Th U.S. ARMY
(KATUSA: Korean Augmentation to the United States ARMY)

Selected Awards

Best Demo Runner-up, WINTECH workshop, ACM MobiCom ¡¯10 (Sep 2010)

IEEE Communication Society travel grant (10 recipients out of 130 attendees) (Jun 2008)

Student travel grant, Operation of Research, Univ. of Florida (Jun 2008)

Student travel grant, Graduate student council, Univ. of Florida (Dec 2010)

Student travel grant, Department of Computer Science, Univ. of Florida (Dec 2010)

Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM), 1st Signal Brigade, 8th U.S. Army (Dec 2001)

Selected Skills

Programming: Bluetooth, Socket communication, Compiler, P2P protocol, Serial programming, MAEMO SDK, Windows Mobile SDK 

Language: Java, C, C++, C# .NET, Assembly, PHP, ASP, SQL, Java Swing

Tools: Visual Studio (C, C++, Mobile, Basic), Netbeans, Eclipse, WinAVR, Rational Rose, MySQL, Oracle, iRobot Create, Matlab, Virtual Box, Scratch Box, WIDCOMM SDK, Bluez

Publications & Presentations

Sungwook Moon, Ahmed Helmy,
¡°Embedding Friendship Contact Profiles in Mobile Nodes: Towards Realistic Mobile Social Networking Testbeds¡±, Student Research Competition, ACM MobiCom, Las Vegas, NV, Sep 2011 (among 6 selected for SRC out of 25 abstract submissions)

Sungwook Moon, Ahmed Helmy,
¡°Design and Implementation of Mobile Networking Testbeds with Personality Profiles¡±, in Proceedings of IEEE IWCMC, Istanbul, Turkey, Jul 2011

Sungwook Moon, Ahmed Helmy,
¡°Understanding periodicity and regularity of nodal encounters in mobile networks: A spectral analysis¡±, in Proceedings of IEEE GLOBECOM, Miami, FL, Dec 2010 [PPT] [PDF]

Sungwook Moon, Ahmed Helmy,
¡°Mobile Testbeds with an Attitude¡±, ACM MobiCom Demo session, Chicago, IL, Sep 2010.
(also presented at IEEE GLOBECOM, Dec 2010) [Technical Report]

Sungwook Moon, Ahmed Helmy,
¡°Spectral Analysis of Periodicity and Regularity for Mobile Encounters in Delay Tolerant Networks¡±, ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review, Vol. 14, Issue 4, Oct 2010 [PDF]

Sungwook Moon, Ahmed Helmy,
¡°Integration of Robots and Human Behavior for Mobile Testbeds¡±, WINTECH workshop in ACM MobiCom demo session, Chicago, IL, Sep 2010. (Awarded the Best Demo Runner-up) [presentation PPT][poster PPT]

Sungwook Moon, Udayan Kumar, Jeeyoung Kim, Wei-Jen Hsu, Ahmed Helmy,
¡°Visualization and representation of mobile network users¡±, in Proceedings of IEEE SECON, San Francisco, CA, Jun 2008. [PDF]

Sem Lampotang, Sungwook Moon, David E. Lizdas, Jeffrey M. Feldman, Rensheng Zhang,
¡°Anesthesia machine pre-use check survey¡±,
Poster Presentation at American Society of Anesthesiologists, October 2005 [PPT]


IEEE, ACM, KCISE (Korean Students in CISE at UF), Sogang Chorus (performed twice as Bass), Sogang Classical Guitar (performed twice as a Quartet and Double Trio), Korean Baptist Church in Gainesville, Sansung Church in Seoul

Last update: Oct 4, 2011