About Zhouhan Chen



Hi, I'm a PhD student at NYU Center for Data Science. I'm an avid learner and dedicated marathon runner. My favorite quote is from legendary marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge: "Only the disciplined ones are free in life. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods, you are a slave to your passions. That’s a fact."

I'm very interested in the intersection of machine learning, social network analysis, and cyber security. My recent research focuses on misinformation discovery, web security, and malware detection.

I create and maintain Malware Discoverer: a proactive threat intelligence gathering system. I also built Misinformation Tracer with collaborators at NYU Center for Social Media and Politics (CSMaP). Our system tracks trending articles, and visualizes how information propogates on social network.

You can find my recent publications here: A Proactive Fake News Domain Discovery System Using Real-time Social Media Feeds, An Unsupervised Approach to Detect Spam Campaigns that Use Botnets on Twitter, and Known Unknowns: An Analysis of Twitter Censorship in Turkey.

I'm a dedicated distance runner. I run about 50km per week. My marathon PR is 3:32:14. My half marathon PR is 1:29:40. My 5k PR is 18:43. I'm also a NCCA-certified personal trainer and a sports nutrition specialist. I served as the president of Rice Road Runners for 2 years when I was an undergrad. I believe that nothing is more valuable than a healthy body and mind so I will keep running and encourage other people to run together.

I also keep a blog about food, sports and life thoughts in general.




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  • PhD in Data Science, New York University, 2018--
  • MS in Computer Science, Rice University, 2017-2018
  • BS in Computer Science, Rice University, 2013-2017
  • Intern, Google Research, Remote, 2020 Summer
  • Machine Learning Intern, Twitter, San Francisco, 2019 Summer
  • Machine Learning Intern, Webroot, San Diego, 2018 Summer
  • Data Engineering Intern, Quantlab Financial, Houston, 2017 Summer
  • BI Engineering Intern, App Annie, Beijing, 2016 Summer
  • Email: zc1245@nyu.edu