Smart & secure Computing (SSC) Research Group

Day One-Ready Professionals and
Future Career Creators


Students will learn, 

  • How to reengineer legacy systems to smart and secure target ones according to user and technology requirement changes 
  • How to be equipped with emerging technologies 
  • How to disseminate their results professionally 
  • How to improve their 5Cs – Creative thinking, Comprehension, Communication, Collaboration, and Competency 
  • How to help nonprofits with humanitarian free open-source software systems. 

Meeting Schedule

Every Friday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
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  • During academic quarter (Weeks 1 – 9) 
    We will meet and share our progress. 
  • During academic quarter (Week 10) 
    Attend STC Applied Research Symposium (ARS) on Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM 
  • During break (Week 11) On demand 
    Workshop from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, including lunch for 1 hour (TBA) 

Who can Join?

  • Any STC students who are interested in learning how to reengineer legacy systems to smart and secure target ones with emerging technologies 
sam Chung

Principal Investigator (PI)

Dr. Sam Chung

Dr. Chung has led a research group in Smart and Secure Computing (SSC). His SSC research group focuses on making Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) smart and secure in Education Technology (EdTech) and Financial Technology (FinTech) areas. His team has developed and used Software Reengineering approaches with emerging technologies such as Cloud Computing, Full-Stack DevOps, Mobile Computing, Blockchain, and User Experience. Dr. Chung has mentored many undergraduate and graduate students through his student-oriented and service-learning research program. He was a Co-PI or PI of multiple funded projects from Amazon, NSF, T-Mobile, etc.


Apiwat Chuaphan
Clark Jason Ngo
Kevin Peng Wang


Ahreum Ju
Kim Nguyen


Veerendra Sai Jagatha

Affiliated Partners

KSEA, DCMi, KSEA Seattle

Exemplary Publications

Yoh, T., Kim, J., Chung, S., & Chung, W. (2021). STREAM: A New Paradigm for STEM Education. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 22(1).

Nguyen, K. & Chung, S. (2021). Low Maintenance, Low Cost, Highly Secure, and Highly Manageable Serverless Solutions for Software Reverse Engineering. CONISAR 2021, Washington DC, November 3-6, 2021.

Chuaphan, A., Yoon, H. J., & Chung, S. (2021). A TA-Like Chatbot Application: ATOB. In Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference ISSN (Vol. 2473, p. 4901).

For any queries, Please Contact
Veerendra Jagatha
sam Chung
Dr. Sam Chung
Dean STC