Danfeng (Daphne) Yao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA


Yao Group on Computer Security

Our research is focused on cyber security, in particular network and information security, human-behaviors in computer security, user-centric and user-friendly systems, insider threats, secure information sharing, data privacy, and applied cryptography.

What is storytelling security? Find out more HERE.

Research Directions

News and Announcements

  • (Sep. 2014) Interested in role-playing games?
    Read about how we use them to study security behaviors HERE in the past 4 years (paper to appear in CollaborateCom '14).

  • (Sep. 2014) How to use n-gram to classify Android malware with high accuracy? Check out our new ICMLA'14 paper.

  • (Sep. 2014) Please consider submit to the Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing (an AsiaCCS workshop).

  • (Aug. 2014) Seeking strong postdoc and PhD students! Contact Dr. Yao.

  • (Aug. 2014) Our paper on Android malware classification with manifest and user-intention based dependence features will appear in the International Conference on Information Security Conference (ISC) '14.

  • (Aug. 2014) Dr. Yao received Army Research Office Young Investigator Award to support her work on semantic and causality reasoning for mission assurance.

  • (Jun. 2014) US patent titled "Systems and method for malware detection" awarded! Congrats to our former students Deian Stefan and Chehai Wu.




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