Dan Lin is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the College of Engineering and the Department of Management at the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri - Columbia. She joined University of Missouri in Fall 2018. Before that, she was the Associate Chair for Graduate Study and Director of Cybersecurity Lab at CS Department of Missouri S&T. She did her postdoc at Purdue University with Prof. Elisa Bertino. She also visited Aalborg University (Denmark) and worked with Prof. Christian Jensen for three months. She obtained her B.S. from Fudan University, Shanghai, China and her Ph.D. from National University of Singapore under the supervision of Prof. Beng Chin Ooi.
Her main research interests cover many areas in the fields of database systems and information security. Her current research includes big data processing, security and privacy in cloud computing, privacy preservation in social networking, location privacy in mobile applications, routing and security issues in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs). Her research are funded by NSF, NSA and DoE.
She has served as program committee members in many premium conferences such as SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, ICDCS and SSTD. She is currently an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.