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Dr. Yanfang (Fanny) Ye is currently the Theodore L. and Dana J. Schroeder Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Data Sciences (CDS) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).Before joining academia, she had over six years working experience in cybersecurity industry: she was the Principal Scientist in Comodo Security Solutions, Inc. (2010-2013) and formerly the Deputy Director R&D at Kingsoft Internet Security Corporation (2008-2010). She has had over seventy publications in her fields (e.g., ACM CSUR, IEEE TNNLS, IEEE TSMC, KAIS, JCV, SIGKDD, ICDM, CIKM, WWW, AAAI, IJCAI, ACSAC). Her proposed techniques have significantly reduced the time needed to detect new malicious software - from weeks to seconds, which have been incorporated into popular commercial cybersecurity products including Comodo and Kingsoft Antivirus that protect millions of users worldwide. She recently received the prestigious NSF Career Award (2019) and IJCAI Early Career Spotlight (2019). Her recent work on intelligent malware detection received the SIGKDD 2017 Best Paper Award and SIGKDD 2017 Best Student Paper Award (Applied Data Science Track); and her work on adversarial machine learning won the AICS 2019 Challenge Problem Winner and the IEEE EISIC 2017 Best Paper Award. She received the New Researcher of the Year Award (2016-2017) from the Statler College at WVU. She has been awarded multiple research grants from the NSF and DoJ/NIJ in funding on her research. All these awards are highly competitive. She is an Associate Editor in IEEE Transaction on Big Data; she has also served on the Program Committee of top-tier international conferences in her fields such as SIGKDD, ICDM, CIKM, AAAI, IJCAI, S&P, ACSAC.