About Me

I'm a first-year Ph.D. student in Department of Computer Science at University of Virginia and my advisor is Prof. David Evans. Before joining UVA, I worked as a Machine Learning Intern at the Cybersecurity Technology Institute, Institute for Information Industry in Taiwan. I received my B.S. degree in Information Management from Chang Gung University.

My research interests lie in security, machine learning, and natural language processing. In particular, I am interested in adversarial machine learning, threat detection, and pricacy-preserving data analysis. I am also interested in network analysis and data mining on crowdsourcing data.

During my internship, I built a binary classifier model for our intelligence driven cybersecurity analytic engine, Secbuzzer, which was selected as a finalist of R&D 100 Awards in 2018. This classifier aims to identify security-related tweets from Twitter. I also worked on correlating Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) with the associated tweet discussions using information retrieval and ensemble learning.

yc4dx at virginia dot edu

Research Projects

  • Ensemble Embedding of Information Infusion Model for Threat Intelligence Correlation (2018/09 ~ 2018/12)

    Integrated crowdsourcing information to gain further insight into ongoing cyber attacks by identifing and encoding vulnerability alerts, and correlated them with the associated discussions from Twitter.

  • Security-Enhanced IoT/Wearable Wireless Sensor Network using NTRU Encryption and Blockchain (2017/07 ~ 2018/06)

    Designed new lightweight cryptosystems for IoT devices in eHealth environments

  • Health Monitoring and Management System for Elderly Care Using Facial Recognition & Data Analysis (2017/03 ~ 2017/12)

    Analyzed the elders’ health and mental conditions by tracking the data of their activities and emotions, and provided meaningful graphs and charts for medical staff.

Work

  • Machine Learning Intern (2018/06 ~ 2018/12)
    Cybersecurity Technology Institute, Institute for Information Industry
  • Research Assistant (2017/07 ~ 2018/06)
    Lab of Ubiquitous Security and Applications, Chang Gung University
  • Python Programming Teaching Assistant (2018/03 ~ 2018/06)
    Department of Information Management, Chang Gung University

Awards

  • UVA Engineering Dean's Scholar Fellowship (2019-2024)
  • Presidential Awards (2017 Fall, 2017 Spring, 2016 Fall)
    from Dept. of Information Management, Chang Gung University

Other Small Projects

Sec2Vec

An embedding method for Cyber Threat Intelligence (ongoing project)

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SIC/XE Assembler Implementation

A SIC/XE assembler written in Python

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Diffie-Hellman Python Implementation

Transferring Electronic Medical Records(EMR) using Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange & AES encryption

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IMDB Movie Analysis

Analyzing IMDB movie dataset using R

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My Cat

Caution: Cuteness overload.

Cat Boss

This is how my cat supervises my work.

Hello

This is how my cat say hi.

Kitten

This is when he was about 1 year old.

Cat in Box

There is no place like box.

Cat with Bow

This is how I imagine my Christmas present would be like.

Cat on Pillow

He has claimed my bed including pillow as his territory.