Dongwon Lee

Fulbright-Cyber Security Award, Cambridge University

Dongwon Lee is currently a professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (a.k.a. iSchool) at the Pennsylvania State University, also serving as the director of Ph.D. program, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist, elected in 2019. 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 computational problems in the intersection 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: At Cambridge, during the Fulbright visit, he will collaborate with scholars in Psychology, researching on novel ways to inoculate people psychologically not to fall for deepfakes and other mediafakes.