Associate Professor, St.
Director of Cybersecurity
Dr. Dan Lin is a tenured associate professor and Director of Cybersecurity Laboratory. She joined Missouri University of Science and Technology in Aug. 2008. Before that, She was a postdoctoral research associate at Purdue University working with Prof. Elisa Bertino from 2006 to 2008. During her PhD study, she visited Aalborg University (Denmark) and worked with Prof. Christian S. Jensen for three months. She obtained her B.S. from Fudan University (Shanghai, China) and her Ph.D. from National University of Singapore under the supervision of Prof. Beng Chin Ooi.
Her main research interests cover many areas in the fields of database systems and information security. Her current research includes big data processing, security and privacy in cloud computing, privacy preservation in social networking, location privacy in mobile applications, routing and security issues in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs). She has served as program committee members in a number of premium conferences such as SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, ICDCS and SSTD. She is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC). [Google Scholar]
Her total research funding is more than $5M, sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Education (DoE) and Missouri University Research Board. Majority of her funded research projects are in the field of Cybersecurity. She is the Principle Investigator of NSF Scholarship for Service Program at Missouri S&T, which is a $3M project focusing on training PhD and MS students in cybersecurity. She received Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014 and Faculty Research Award in 2015. She was also named 2015 Woman of the Year by Missouri S&T.
In addition, she is also very active in organizing student events and outreach activities. To mention a few, she established IEEE-CS student branch in the Department of Computer Science at Missouri S&T, and she received IEEE St. Louis Section Outstanding Branch Counselor award consecutively in 2009 and 2010. She revived ACM-W (Women in Computing) student branch and had served as the faculty adviser for 5 years. She organized workshops for 7-8 grade girls under the Expanding Your Horizon program for about 5 years. She is also the program director of GenCyber security summer camp for K-12 teachers sponsored by NSF/NSA. The teacher camps were successfully held in the summer of 2015 and 2016.