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

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

contact: at

Click to view my CV, academic activities,

I am on the job market and actively looking for 
faculty positions beginning Fall 2016

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)

Awards and Honors
  • 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)

Research Interests
  • Data Science: 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

  • 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

Selected Publications