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About me


Jung-woo Sohn, Ph.D. (손정우, 孫政佑, jwsohn@nekocloud.com)

Welcome to my homepage!

After graduation from Penn State, I currently work as a Software Engineer in the bioinformatics team at the ATCC Center for Translational Microbiology (ATCC-CTM). I like computing in general (such as using Linux, programming in Java or Python) and I enjoy listening to music, especially classics and jazz.

When the weather outside is nice, I often go out bicycling. While still at novice level, I also like practicing the piano.

If you want to further learn about me, check out the following links:


List of courses I taught as an instructor at Penn State. Links contain selected teaching materials. Answer keys are available for instructors on request.


My primary research interest focuses on understanding of human decision-makings (trading) over online marketplaces, using research methods from economics and computer science. At ATCC-CTM, I am building a high-performance genomic analysis pipeline system for my work as a software engineer.

Pace J., Hackel M., Kreiswirth B., Schuyler J., McMillan R., Cano R., Santiago-Rodriguez T.M., Islam S., Sahm D., Manca C., Gronemus J., Biek D., El Sherbeiny M., Sun Y., Sohn J., Liu X., Zhang Q., Zhao W., Gershgorin I., Hartsell T., Nicholas R.A., Unemo M., Bostian K.; "Characterization of a Collection of Multidrug-Resistant Clinical Gram-Negative Isolates for Use in Antibacterial Drug Discovery", American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2017, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 2017.

Sohn, J. and Ryoo, J., "Securing Web Applications with Better "Patches": An Architectural Approach for Systematic Input Validation with Security Patterns", The International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2015), Toulouse, France, August 2015

Sohn, J., Lee, S., and Mullen, T., "Attracting Intra-marginal Traders across Multiple Markets", IJCAI-09 Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA-09), Pasadena, CA, July 2009, pp. 91-96

Sohn, J., Lee, S., and Mullen, T., "Impact of Misalignment of Trading Agent Strategy across Multiple Markets", The First Conference on Auctions, Market Mechanisms and Their Applications (AMMA 2009), Boston, MA, May 2009

My resources

Ph.D. dissertation writing helper
Another dissertation writing guide for Ph.D. students. Work in progress.
Research process: A 1998 Nissan Altima example
How to solve a car-repair problem like a formal research process. Presented at Academic Writing Workshop hosted by KSEA (2014)