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Taeyeon Ki

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About Me

I received my Ph.D. from University at Buffalo in 2018, advised by Prof. Steve Ko, and worked in RMS Lab.
My research interests are mobile computing and applications. My current research focus is API virtualization that enables openness in the Android platform. API virtualization is a shim layer at the boundary between the application layer and the Android platform layer. API virtualization allows third-party developers to modify, and customize existing Android APIs and deploy them seamlessly.
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When I'm away from the keyboard, I can often be found running, trekking, or snowboarding.


Conference/Workshop Papers

  • BlueMountain: An Architecture for Customized Data Management on Mobile Systems
    Sharath Chandrashekhara, Taeyeon Ki, Kyungho Jeon, Karthik Dantu, Steven Y. Ko
    Proceedings of the 23th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), 2017. Acceptance rate: 18%
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  • Reptor: Enabling API Virtualization on Android for Platform Openness
    Taeyeon Ki, Alexander Simeonov, Bhavika Pravin Jain, Chang Min Park, Keshav Sharma, Karthik Dantu, Steven Y. Ko, Lukasz Ziarek
    Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys), 2017. Acceptance rate: 18%
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  • MIC: Enabling Efficient Concurrent Use of Multiple Network Interfaces on Mobile Systems
    Varun Anand, Taeyeon Ki, Karthik Dantu, Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, Steven Y. Ko
    Proceedings of the 14th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC), 2016
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  • API Virtualization for Platform Openness in Android
    Taeyeon Ki
    Proceedings of on MobiSys 2016 PhD Forum
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  • PocketParker: Pocketsourcing Parking Lot Availability
    Anandatirtha Nandugudi, Taeyeon Ki, Carl Nuessle, Geoffrey Challen
    Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2014. Acceptance rate: 16%
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  • PhoneLab: A Large Programmable Smartphone Testbed
    Anandatirtha Nandugudi, Anudipa Maiti, Taeyeon Ki, Fatih Bulut, Murat Demirbas, Tevfik Kosar, Chunming Qiao, Steven Y. Ko, Geoffrey Challen
    Proceedings of First International Workshop on Sensing and Big Data Mining (SENSEMINE), 2013
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Professional Activities

Honors and Awards

  • CSE Best Graduate Research Award, University at Buffalo, 2017