Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo holds a Ph.D. in information technology from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Prior to starting his Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship at UTSA, Professor Choo spent five years working for the University of South Australia, and five years working for the Australian Government Australian Institute of Criminology. He was also a visiting scholar at INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation between October 2015 and February 2016 and a visiting Fulbright scholar at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice and Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC) in 2009.

He is the co-inventor of two Australian PCT and one Australian provisional patent applications on digital forensics and mobile app security filed in 2015. He is the co-inventor of two U.S. provisional patent applications on lightweight cryptographic scheme for mobile devices and a code-based cryptographic scheme (i.e. post-quantum) filed in 2018.

Since 2011, Professor Choo has supervised to completion 18 Ph.D., 1 Doctor of IT, 13 masters and nine honors (eight 1st Class and one 2nd upper honors) theses.

He received the UTSA College of Business Col. Jean Piccione and Lt. Col. Philip Piccione Endowed Research Award for Tenured Faculty in 2018. In 2016, he was named Cybersecurity Educator of the Year – APAC (2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards [CEAs are produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn], and in 2015, he and his team won the Digital Forensics Research Challenge organized by Germany’s University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Other awards include Best Research Paper Award at the 20th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2015), Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA); National Institute of Forensic Sciences Highly Commended Award; 2010 Australian Capital Territory Pearcey Award for “Taking a risk and making a difference in the development of the Australian ICT industry,”; 2008 Australia Day Achievement Medallion in recognition of his dedication and contribution to the Australian Government Australian Institute of Criminology, and through it to the public service of the nation; and the British Computer Society’s Wilkes Award for the best paper published in the 2007 volume of the Computer Journal (Oxford University Press).