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Won P

- Research Program Mentor

PhD at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor


Machine Learning, Security, Privacy, Data Science, Statistics,


Hello all! My name is Won and I received a PhD in computer science from the University of Michigan. My research focus lies in the intersection of security and machine learning. Previously, I attended UC Berkeley where I did undergraduate research and was a teaching assistant. I actually went into college thinking I would be pre-med and ended up bouncing between a few majors before settling in computer science so I definitely know all about being unsure and lost. In my free time, I love traveling and all things associated with it (new sights, new food, new cultures). I picked up photography as my quarantine hobby and have been really into it.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Application of Machine Learning

Machine learning is becoming more and more powerful and the problems that they can be used to solve are limitless. I am eager to help students try to identify a problem they strongly want to explore and help use machine learning techniques to solve them. For example, some of prior students used machine learning to help identify recyclable wastes and identify trends in hurricanes.

Use of Data Science / Stats techniques to answer interesting questions

What makes a popular song popular? What identifies fake news from real news? There are data everywhere and I am excited to help students apply stats and data science techniques to help answer questions like these and many more!

Privacy and Security

What are some ramifications of security and privacy policies? Are passwords actually useful? Students can take ideas such as these (and many more) and run with them to gain insights!

Coding skills

Python, Java

Teaching experience

I have been an undergraduate TA at UC Berkeley for 2 years teaching 3 different classes. Before that I was an academic tutor. Since, I have been a private tutor for computer science and have mentored several undergraduate students in research.


Work experience

Ericsson (2020 - Current)
Data Science Intern


University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
BA Bachelor of Arts (2018)
Computer Science
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
MS Master of Science
Computer Science
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
Computer Science

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