Pin-Yu Chen
EECS PhD Candidate and Statistics MS student,

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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    Fun and Proud Fact: My Erdos number is 4 (through two distinct paths)!! 
    (1. Me -> Alfred Hero -> Wayne Stark -> Robert McEliece -> Paul Erdos)
    (2. Me -> Pai-Shun Ting -> John. P. Hayes -> Frank Harary -> Paul Erdos)

  • 05/2016: I will give a research talk on "Phase transitions and a model order selection criterion for spectral graph clustering" at Graph Signal Processing Workshop 
  • 03/2016: I am invited to give a research talk at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
  • 02/2016: I am invited to give a research talk on "Graph Data Analytics for Data Science and Cyber Securityat King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • 01/2016: I am invited to attend the 2016 Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Workshop for Grad-Day research presentation
  • 01/2016: I am invited to give a research talk on "Graph Data Analytics for Data Science and Cyber Security" at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Research Interests
  • Data Science: graph spectral decomposition, graph mining, community detection, clustering, information propagation control 
  • Cyber Security: attack and defense models, action recommendations for network resilience
  • Signal Processing: data-driven signal processing, spectral graph theory and algorithms
  • Networks: interdisciplinary analysis, complex communication networks, malware propagation
  • Machine Learning: online learning, unsupervised and semi-supervised learning on graphs

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Data Science PhD Intern 
    1. action recommendations for real-time service degradation attacks
    • user segmentation and host hardening against lateral movement attacks

Awards and Honors
  • ACM KDD 2016 Student Travel Award
  • NSF Graph Signal Processing Workshop Travel Grant (2016) 
  • IEEE Security and Privacy (S&P) Symposium 2016 Student Travel Grant 
  • Outstanding Performance Award at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2015)
  • IEEE ICASSP 2015 Signal Processing Society (SPS) Travel Grant
  • IEEE ICASSP 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Travel Grant
  • Rackham International Student Fellowship (Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship) (2013-2014) <Link>
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi (TBP) and Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) Honor Society (2013-present)
  • EE:Systems Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2012-2013)
  • Best Master Thesis Award of GICE, NTU (2011)
  • Second Best Master Thesis Award of Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (2011)
  • IEEE GLOBECOM GOLD Best Paper Award (2010) <Link>
  • Elite Scholarship from GICE, NTU (2010-2011)
  • Tokyo Electron Scholarship (2008)
  • Golden Bamboo Scholarship from NCTU (2005)
  • Ranked 1st Place (Full Scores) in Taiwan National College Entrance Exam (2005)

Selected Publications
      Cyber Security, Network Resilience
      Data Science, Graph Clustering, Community Detection
      Propagation Models on Networks