Yun Shen has been a researcher at Symantec Research Labs since 2012. His current research interests focus on applying data-driven approaches to better understand malicious activity on the Internet. Through the collection and analysis of large-scale datasets, he developed novel and robust mitigation techniques to make the Internet a safer place. His research involves a mix of quantitative analysis, machine learning, and systems design.
Before joining Symantec, he was a researcher in the HP Labs Bristol, working on privacy enhancing technologies and Cloud Computing infrastructure. Prior to this, he conducted research on intelligence analysis supported by government funding in the University of Bristol. He has authored a number of papers in international journals and conferences, and several US patents. Dr. Shen received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Hull (UK), where his research focused on indexing and retrieval of distributed XML data. He received his bachelors degree in Computer Science from Sichuan University (China).