Linghan Zhang, a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Prof. Jie Yang, has earned a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Cybersecurity at George Mason University. Her research focuses on cybersecurity including discovering new human biometrics, inventing biometric sensing methods, and designing practical systems for user authentication and identification. Her research work has been published in top-tier conferences such as ACM CCS, ACM CHI, and ACM Ubicomp, and has been reported by presses like NewScientist, Digital Trends, MobileTechDaily, Yahoo!, Tech Xplore. She will join the George Mason University in August 2021.

George Mason University is a Carnegie Tier 1 Research [R1] university located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200-degree programs.