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Chen, Yizheng

Chen, Yizheng

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
A. James Clark School of Engineering
5224 Iribe Center


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


Yizheng Chen 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

AI Security Expert Yizheng Chen Joins MC2

She will focus her research on developing AI models that protect users from malware, phishing and more.