Computer science student receives Symantec Graduate Fellowship

Computer science graduate student Bo Li has been awarded a Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship. She is one of three recipients nationwide of the prestigious fellowship.

The SRL Graduate Fellowship provides up to $20,000 that may be used to cover one year of a doctoral student’s tuition fees and to reimburse expenses incurred by the student to engage into research collaboration with Symantec.

Bo Li

In addition, Li has been offered a separate salaried internship working in one of Symantec Research Labs with a top researcher or engineer mentor who can provide ongoing technical guidance on the recipient’s research during graduate training as well as during the internship at Symantec. She begins her internship June 1 in Symantec’s San Jose laboratory.

Li’s research focuses on adversarial machine learning and game theoretic analysis for secure learning systems. She has developed and analyzed robust learning algorithm for spam classification in adversarial environments. She is currently working on anomaly detection systems against causative poisoning attacks.

Li is a research assistant in computer science, and her adviser is Eugene Vorobeychik, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science. Li earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Tongji University, Shanghai, China in 2011.

Symantec Research Labs plays a leading role in developing and commercializing numerous cutting-edge technologies across Symantec’s business areas. Commercialized technologies from the group include industry leading rootkit protection, innovative browser protection technology to proactively block future exploits of known vulnerabilities, Symantec’s first antispam technology, generic exploit blocking technology that proactively blocks fast-spreading threats, online consumer security services, and technology to help protect America’s critical power-grid infrastructure.

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