Dongwon Lee is a professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (a.k.a. iSchool) of The Pennsylvania State University, USA. He mostly works in the intersection of Data Science, Machine Learning and Cybersecurity, and their social applications and security implications. In recent a few years, in particular, his research has focused on the study of mis/disinformation and other forms of cyber frauds/fakes. He is an ACM distinguished member elected in 2019. Before starting at Penn State, he has worked at AT&T Bell Labs and obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA. From 2015 to 2017, he has also served as a program director at NSF, co-managing cybersecurity education and research programs of national priorities with the yearly budget of $55M.
He currently leads the PIKE (Penn State Information Knowledge and web) research group.