Research center adds three faculty members

Research center adds three faculty members

July 30, 2020

  • Heewook Lee, Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society

    Heewook Lee, Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society


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  • Heewook Lee, Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society

    Jed Crandall, Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society


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  • Heewook Lee, Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society

    Ni Trieu, Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society


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July 30, 2020

The Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society extends a warm welcome to three exciting new faculty who have joined the Biodesign Center for Biocomputing, Security and Society. Collectively, they bring new expertise, reinforcing the team’s existing strengths in computational biology and cybersecurity.  

The newest faculty include: Heewook Lee, Jed Crandall and Ni Trieu

Heewook Lee is an assistant professor with expertise in computational biology. He develops computational methods for studying genetic variation, particularly in immunogenetics. Prior to joining ASU in August 2019, Lee was a Lane Fellow in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a doctorate in computer science from Indiana University in 2015. Lee’s academic appointment is in the ASU School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE).

Another faculty recruit to the center is Jedidiah Crandall. Crandall joins the center as an associate professor with expertise in Internet freedom. He measures internet censorship around the world and studies other digital freedom issues related to the interplay between digital forensics and privacy. Prior to joining ASU in June 2020, Crandall was on the computer science faculty at the University of New Mexico. He received a doctorate in computer science from the University of California, Davis in 2007. Like Lee, Crandall’s academic appointment is in CIDSE. 

Ni Trieu will join ASU in August 2020 with an academic appointment also in CIDSE. Assistant Professor Ni Trieu is an expert in cryptography and security with interests in biomedical data. She focuses on secure computation and its many applications, including private AI and contact tracing. She received a doctorate from Oregon State University in 2020, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.