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Professor Dongwon Lee 

Professor Dongwon Lee
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Computer Science

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Dongwon Lee is a full professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (a.k.a. iSchool) at Penn State University, USA, an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2019), and Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar (2022). Before starting at Penn State, he has worked at AT&T Bell Labs and obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA. From 2015 to 2017, he has also served as a Program Director at National Science Foundation (NSF), co-managing cybersecurity research and education programs and contributing to the development of national research priorities. In general, he researches on the problems in the intersections of data science, machine learning, and cybersecurity. Since 2017, in particular, he has led the SysFake project at Penn State, investigating computational and socio-technical solutions to better combat fake news. More details of his research can be found at: During the academic year of 2022-2023, he is visiting the University of Cambridge, supported by the Fulbright program, to perform collaborative research on fake news and deepfakes.

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