Eric Sun, PhD

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Sun strives to help people adopt behaviors and practices that will make them less likely to become victims of cybercrime. He looks at the evolving techniques cybercriminals employ and identifies and studies behaviors that make people vulnerable to internet fraud and privacy violations – despite the many security systems in place to protect them.

His research uses a mix of data analytics, qualitative analysis, machine learning, crime science and system design to uncover patterns of behavior among cyber criminals — including new phishing scams, social engineering techniques, concession-as-abuse-of-serivice scams, and client-side cloaking techniques — and underground economies and uses this information to identify behavioral “patches” that could make people safer online.

Sun earned his doctoral degree from Arizona State University where he was recognized by the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his research on threat detection techniques and developing trends in cybercrime