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Chen, Yizheng

Chen, Yizheng

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
A. James Clark School of Engineering


  • B.S. in Information Security from the Fudan University, Shanghai
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology


Yizheng Chen will join University of Maryland as an assistant professor of computer science in Fall 2023.

She works at the intersection of AI and security. Chen's research is focused on using AI to solve security problems, such as detecting malware, vulnerability, attacks and fraud. She is also interested in improving the robustness of these machine learning models.

Previously, Chen was a postdoctoral scholar at University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University. Her work has received an ACM CCS Best Paper Award Runner-up and a Google ASPIRE Award. Chen is also a recipient of the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

 She received her doctorate in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • AI & Security
  • Malware detection