Dr. Eun's research interests include  distributed optimization for machine learning, network modeling and performance analysis, distributed and randomized algorithms for large social networks and wireless networks, epidemic modeling and analysis, graph analytics and mining techniques with network applications. He has been a member of Technical Program Committee of various conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, ICC, Globecom, ACM MobiHoc, and ACM Sigmetrics. He is serving on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, and previously served for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and Computer Communications Journal, and was TPC co-chair of WASA’11. He received Outstanding Paper Award in ICML 2023, the Best Paper Awards in the IEEE ICCCN 2005, IEEE IPCCC 2006, and IEEE NetSciCom 2015, and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2006. He supervised and co-authored a paper that received the Best Student Paper Award in ACM MobiCom 2007.


  • Ph.D. 2003
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • Master's 1997
    Electrical Engineering
    KAIST, Korea
  • Bachelor's 1995
    Electrical Engineering
    KAIST, Korea

Highlighted Awards

Awards & Honors

  • 2023 - Outstanding Paper Award, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), July 2023
  • 2019 - Best Paper Award Finalist, ACM MobiHoc
  • 2015 - Best Paper Award, NetSciCom
  • 2007 - Best Student Paper Award, ACM MobiCom'07 (Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking)
  • 2006 - Best Paper Award, IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC)
  • 2006 - National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award
  • 2005 - Best Paper Award, 14th International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN)

Recent News

ECE Researchers win Outstanding Paper Award from ICML

Posted on August 18, 2023 | Filed Under: Awards

ECE researchers have been selected as one of the six winners of the ICML 2023 Outstanding Paper Awards.

NC State Students Launch Company To Modernize Dumpsters

Posted on January 23, 2018 | Filed Under: Awards and Smart

Two NC State ECE students part of team that wants to create a smarter dumpster that improves the efficiency of waste collection. These students are founders of Trashr, a sensor technology that optimizes waste collection efforts to save time …

ECE Researchers Investigate Social Networks in Award-Winning Paper

Posted on August 5, 2015 | Filed Under: Grad Students and News and Research

The award-winning paper by Xu and Eun entitled, “Modeling Time-Sensitive Information Diffusion in Online Social Networks” focused on the complex issue of how to predict how many users will forward or comment on information posted in online …


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