Zeezoo Ryu

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Zeezoo Ryu

About Me

I am a PhD student in the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy at Georgia Tech, working with Dr. Daniel Genkin and Dr. Sukarno Mertoguno. Broadly, my research interests are in the area of computer systems, security, and cryptography. Mainly, I want to evaluate and build robust systems to protect against adversary attacks such as side-channel attacks. Previously, I earned my master's degree in Computer Science at Virginia Tech and earned my bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the University of Georgia. Before starting my studies in Computer Science, I earned a bachelor's degree in International Studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea.

Email: zeezooryu [at] gatech.edu


ph.D. Computer Science — Georgia Tech
August 2023 - Present

Advisor: Dr. Daniel Genkin and Dr. Sukarno Mertoguno

M.S. Computer Science — Virginia Tech
August 2021 - May 2023

Advisor: Dr. Matthew Hicks

b.S. Computer Science — University of Georgia
August 2018 - December 2020

Undergraduate Research Assistant for Dr. Paul Xie

b.A. International Studies — Ewha Womans University
March 2012 - February 2017

Double Major: Political Science


DeepDISE: DNA Binding Site Prediction Using a Deep Learning Method
Samuel Godfrey Hendrix, Kuan Y. Chang, Zeezoo Ryu, Zhong-Ru Xie

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021.

Leadership and Involvement

IT Specialist — Korean Student Association at UGA
January 2020 - December 2020

Developed, managed, and solved security issues of the website for the KSA (http://ugaksa.org/).

Public Relations Chair - UGA ACM-W
September 2019 – April 2020

Built a social media marketing strategy to promote the organization internally and externally.

Student Volunteer — UGA Girls who code
September 2019 – December 2019

Organized and facilitated lessons at Coile Middle School to help students work on coding projects using Scratch.

General Affairs Chair — Ewha International Law Club
September 2014 – August 2015

Managed general affairs, including the website and Facebook page of the club.

Student Ambassador — Korean Association for Supporting SDGs for the United Nations
September 2014 – December 2014

Promoted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through various social media platforms by writing articles and creating video content.

Event Coordinator — Ewha Debating Society
March 2012 – December 2013

Represented the school as a selected participant and an adjudicator in domestic and international competitions.