Soon Ae Chun is a professor of Information Systems and Informatics Program, and a Graduate Center doctoral faculty member of Computer Science. She is the director of the Information Security Research and Education Lab (iSecure Lab). She is the recipient of the 2014 Dolphin Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement by a Member of the Full-Time Faculty. She serves as the President for the Digital Government Society (2016-2017).

Her research areas include Security and Privacy, Semantic data integration, Social Data Analytics and Workflow, focusing on applied areas in Digital Government and Public Health.  She has worked on research and development for the disaster and emergency management process and resource discovery, social media uses for public services, policy-based public service personalization workflow generation, public engagement and transparency of policy decision making, Geospatial workflow generation, crowd-based environmental planning and policy.  She is the current president of the Digital Government Society, and has served on the DGS Board.  Her research has been sponsored by NSF, NOAA, a New Jersey State Agency, and PSC-CUNY. 

She serves as an editorial board member for many journals, and additionally serves as a reviewer for numerous journals, conferences, and proposals. Dr. Chun has served as an organization member for many international conferences, serving as the general chair, program chair, and track chair among others, for the International Conference on Digital Government Research and the IFIP conference of Database and Applications Security and Privacy, a track chair of the Semantic Web Applications at ACM Symposium of Applied Computing.

Professor Chun is an IEEE senior member, a member of ACM Computing Society, the Digital Government Society, and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. 


PhD, Rutgers University

MBA, Rutgers University

MS/MA, SUNY Buffalo

BA, Busan National University, Busan, Korea

Scholarship / Publications

Professor Chun has published in security and database journals, such as Journal of Computer Security, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Journal of Distributed and Parallel Databases, as well as data science and applied informatics journals, such as Journal of Information Sciences, Government Information Quarterly, Information Polity, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, and Transportation Research.  She has published over 120 papers, in journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters, as well as several edited several journal special issues and conference proceedings. For the full list, visit the website.