Sisi Duan 段斯斯 Ph.D.

  • Email: sduan AT
  • Phone: 410-455-2645
  • Office: ITE 426
Dr. Sisi Duan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis in 2014 (Advisors: Prof. Karl Levitt and Sean Peisert ). She got her bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2010. Prior to joining UMBC in 2017, she was a Weinberg fellow in Computational Data Analytics Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2015 to 2017. She is a member of Center of Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA) and Cyber Defense Lab (CDL) at UMBC. Dr. Duan's research interests include security, blockchain, distributed systems, cyber physical systems (sensor network, critical infrastructure systems), and graph-based data analytics. She leads the Distributed Systems and Security Lab.

Mar 2019: Named as one of the Maryland's cyber warrior women! [Link]

Jan 2019: Got an award throught CARTA from DHS for research in blockchain for IoT and IoMT.

Nov 2018: We received the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) award from Maryland Technology Development Corporation!

Jul 2018: Our paper BEAT: Aynchronous BFT Made Practical will apear in CCS 2018.

Jan 2018: Our BChain paper was mentioned in the DOE Science News Source on its significance and potential impact. Click here to read it!

Jan 2018: Our paper on best effort broadcast in interdependent critical infrastructure networks has just been accepted by the Elsevier PMC journal and is available online here.

Oct 2017: Multiple TA/RA positions available! Please send me an email with your CV if you are interested.