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Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

Yan (Lindsay) Sun

Associate Professor
Electrical, Computer & Biomedical Engineering
(401) 874-5803

Yan (Lindsay) Sun received her B.S. degree with the highest honor from Peking University in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Maryland in 2004. She joined the University of Rhode Island in 2004, where she is currently an associate professor in the department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Sun's research interests include trustworthy biomedical systems, trustworthy social computing, and network security. She is the director of Network Security and Trust (NEST) Laboratories at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Sun is one of the three founding members of the Laboratory for Integrating Neuron and Cyber (LINC), which is funded by a $1.38M NSF award. Dr. Sun's research aims improving reliability and security of artificial legs and ensuring safety of amputees. Dr. Sun recently received the best paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom'10, acceptance ratio <11%). She was the recipient of NSF CAREER Award (2007).

Dr. Sun is an elected member of the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee (IFS-TC), in IEEE Signal Processing Society. She is an associate editor of Inside Signal Processing eNewsletter, for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine since 2010. She co-authored the book "Network-aware security for group communications" (Springer 2007).


The Program

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP) offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, or a Certificate in the Neurosciences. The program provides broad instruction across several neuroscience disciplines and gives students an opportunity to focus on a specific area of specialization.

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Request for Proposals Rhode Island Neuroscience Collaborative Pilot Study Awards - Deadline for Applications: April15, 2014