Dongwon Lee



  • Internet & Technology

Focus Areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Cybersecurity
  • Machine Learning


  • Specializes in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity, including investigating solutions to better combat fake news and deepfakes.
  • Recipient of the 2022 Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award.
  • Current research includes language models (e.g., GPT-2, ChatGPT) and the application of socio-technical solutions to combat online fake news, deepfakes and other forms of misinformation.

Dongwon Lee is professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State. His research addresses topics at the intersection of data science, machine learning and cybersecurity and their social applications and security implications. Recent research has focused on the study of mis/disinformation and other forms of cyber frauds/fakes.

Lee is an Association for Computing Machinery distinguished member and the recipient of the 2022 Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award. Before joining Penn State, he worked at AT&T Bell Labs. From 2015 to 2017 he served as a program director at the National Science Foundation, co-managing cybersecurity education and research programs of national priorities with a yearly budget of $55 million.

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