Yanfang (Fanny) Ye, PhD

Theodore L. and Dana J. Schroeder Associate Professor
Department of Computer and Data Sciences
Case School of Engineering

Dr. Ye's research mainly focuses on data mining, machine learning, cybersecurity and health intelligence. Before joining Case Western Reserve University, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (CSEE) at West Virginia University (2014-2019); the Principal Scientist at Comodo Security Solutions, Inc. (2010-2013) and formerly the R&D Deputy Director at Kingsoft Internet Security Corporation (2008-2010).

Techniques in leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed by Dr. Ye have significantly reduced the time needed to detect new malicious software - from weeks to seconds - and have been incorporated into popular commercial cybersecurity products that protect millions of users worldwide.

In recent years, she has expanded her research interests to include health intelligence, with the focus on combating the opioid crisis and epidemic.

Dr. Ye received the MetroLab Innovation of the Month Award (May, 2020), for her work on a real-time risk assessment tool designed to help individuals and governments navigate contact risks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information about Dr. Ye and her research interests, visit https://engineering.case.edu/profiles/yxy1032.