About Zhouhan Chen

Hi, I'm Zhouhan. I am the founder of Safe Link Network. I work on the intersection of data science, social media, and cyber security. I created Information Tracer, a platform to detect misinformation and online anomalies. I work closely with journalists and am a freelancer myself. I recently collaborated with Tortoise Media and was featured in podcast Who Trolled Amber - if you haven't listened, you should!

I received my PhD from New York University Center for Data Science. My thesis -- "Be careful what you click: tracing URLs that spread false or malicious information" -- investigates how technologies such as online social media can be abused and how to detect malicious actors. You can find my publications here.

I'm an ultra-marathoner. My favorite quote is from legendary 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." Some of my favorite races are the Marin Ultra Challenge (50 mile) and Pikes Peak Ascent(climbing from 2000+ meter to 4000+ meter in 21km). I also like tower-running (running up skyscrapers).

I keep a personal blog to share my thoughts about technology, sports, food and life in general.

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  • Founder, Safe Link Network, 2022--
  • PhD in Data Science, New York University, 2018--2022
  • 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
  • Email: zc1245@nyu.edu