We are always looking for PhD students to join exciting research projects on cyber security!
Please email your CV, Transcripts, Publications (if any) to me for opportunities.
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Qiben Yan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University, where he founds and directs the SEIT (Secure and Intelligent Things) Lab. Dr. Yan is a recipient of the NSF CISE Career Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award. He currently serves as Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS). Prior to joining academia, he worked in a cybersecurity startup company, Shape Security, in the silicon valley, where he participated in building the first “botwall”. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, an M.S. and a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
His research uses AI, acoustics, blockchain technologies for enhancing security of connected devices, networks and systems. His primary research interests are in IoT security, mobile security and privacy, wireless system security, AI security and privacy, and botnet and malware detection. A key thread of his research is the design of secure network infrastructure for Connected Things - including system/device security analysis, anomaly detection system, traffic monitoring and analysis system, attack resilient communication system - to provide security enhancement and protection for the massive IoT systems/networks under cyber attacks. He has been awarded the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award (Best Paper Runner-up) in ACM CCS 2022, Best Paper Award in IEEE SECON 2021 and Best Paper Award in ACM SenSys 2021. He has published papers in top-tier conferences such as CCS, NDSS, USENIX Security, MobiCom, SenSys, INFOCOM, etc. His research has been reported in various high-impact media outlets, including the BBC Radio, Scientific American, Science Daily, Forbes, Popular Mechanics, Gizmodo, The Register, etc. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the ACM.