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 work on the intersection of machine learning, social network analysis, and cyber-security. My recent research focuses on misinformation discovery, URL redirection campaign, and malware detection. I'm broadly interested in extracting unknown patterns from vast amount of data via clustering approaches.

I create and maintain Malware Discoverer: a proactive threat intelligence gathering system. I also built Information Tracer with support from NYU Center for Social Media and Politics (CSMaP). The system tracks trending articles, and visualizes how information propogates on social network. You can find my recent publications here.

I'm a dedicated distance runner. I run about 70km per week. 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, 2013-2018
  • Security Intern, Amazon, New York, 2021 Summer
  • Anti-abuse Intern, Google, Remote, 2020 Summer
  • ML Intern, Twitter, San Francisco, 2019 Summer
  • ML Intern, Webroot, San Diego, 2018 Summer
  • Data Eng. Intern, Quantlab, Houston, 2017 Summer
  • BI Eng. Intern, App Annie, Beijing, 2016 Summer
  • Email: zc1245@nyu.edu