Yan Sun, Ph. D.
Professor
University of Rhode Island

Yan (Lindsay) Sun received her B.S. degree with the highest honor from Peking University in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Maryland in 2004. She joined the University of Rhode Island in 2004, where she is currently an professor in the department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering.

: Dr. Sun’s research interests include power grid security, trustworthy social computing, cyber-physical system security and wireless network security. Her research features multidisciplinary security solutions, which combine signal processing, cyber security, and online social media. She also contributes to fundamental theories of trust modeling and management. She was the recipient of NSF CAREER Award (2007), for her work on trust management. One of her representative papers on trust modeling has received over 500 citation.

Dr. Sun recently received EURASIP 2015 Best Paper Award, for the paper entitled “Securing Collaborative Spectrum Sensing against Untrustworthy Secondary Users in Cognitive Radio Networks”. This is a society-wide award, selected from all journals govern by the European Association for Signal Processing, for proven impact and excellence. She received the best paper award, for the paper entitled “The Sequential Attack against Power Grid Networks”, at 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications. Her paper on “Anomaly Detection in Feedback-based Reputation Systems through Temporal and Correlation Analysis” received the best paper award at IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom) 2010.

Dr. Sun is the Editor-in-Chief of SigPort (2015 – 2017), appointed by the Vice President of IEEE Signal Processing Society. She was an elected member of the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee (2014-2016), served on the editorial broad of IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine (2013-2015), and was as an associate editor of Signal Processing Letter (2013-2015). Dr. Sun was the general chair of IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) in 2014.