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WVU Professor Wins $500,000 to Work on Cybersecurity

Yanfang (Fanny) Ye
West Virginia University
WVU's Yanfang (Fanny) Ye has been earned a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation that will support her work to enhance the security of cyber space.

A West Virginia University professor has won a $500,000 grant to work on cybersecurity techniques.

The college announced Monday that Yanfang Ye has won the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

Ye is an assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering at WVU. Her plan is to design a way to better analyze cybercrime so it's easier to spot illegal behavior and piece together online criminal networks.

Her grant will be doled out over the next five years.

The college says Ye's work has won numerous awards and brought in nearly $3 million in federal research funding in the past two years.


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