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Dr. Sarah Ying Zheng

Purpose-driven. Creative. Inquisitive. Tech for good.

My research shed light on why people fall for online scams and developed novel security tool and training paradigms to detect phishing e-mails. See Publications for my papers and talks.

In this blog, I write about my views on social and technological developments. Connect with me via LinkedIn.

Recent blogs

2020 - 2024

University College London

PhD Security & Crime Sciences. Funded by the Dawes Centre for Future Crime. Supervised by Dr. Ingolf Becker and Prof. Tali Sharot.

2018 - 2020

IBM, Perseuss

Data Science & AI consulting. Developed 10+ AI/data science applications. Improved machine learning models to catch 33% more fraud.


J.P. Morgan & Chase

AI Research Scientist intern on Safety & Security. Used large language models (LLMs) to detect suspicious e-mails.

2016 - 2017

University College London

MSc Neuroscience (with Distinction). Researched anatomical relation to hearing deficiency. Supervised by Prof. Jennifer Linden.

2014, 2016

Nationale Nederlanden

Marketing research to advise business on new pension marketing strategy, using statistical and qualitative research.

2012 - 2015

Tilburg University (NL)

BSc Psychology (cum laude). Researched brain activity (EEG) in relation to attention. Supervised by Dr. Geert van Boxtel.

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