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Welcome to the LIONS Center

Recent highlights of the center

  • 2020: Prof. Peng Liu and his collaborators at University of Georgia and Georgia Tech have received a new NSF SaTC Award; the total amount is $ 1,200,000. This project is focused on security of industry IoT and manufacturing systems. Congrats!
  • 2020: A paper co-authored by Prof. Peng Liu has received the 10 Year Test-of-Time Award from IEEE / IFIP DSN, a premier conference on dependable computing and fault tolerance. Congrats!
  • 2020: A team with PIs from 4 universities (GMU, PSU, Dartmouth, Michigan) has received $ 500K add-on grant from U.S. Army Research Office. Congrats!
  • 2018: Center PhD student Jun Xu recently was named a recipient of the 2018 Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award and Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal. Congrats!
  • 2018: Center Director Peng Liu is awarded IST's first Professorship in Cybersecurity. Congrats!
  • 2018: IST class helps Penn State place fourth in NSA Codebreaker Challenge. Congrats!
  • 2018: Prof. Dinghao Wu receives $ 3.6 million grant to support cybersecurity retrofitting. Congrats!
  • 2017: Prof. Xinyu Xing has won a new grant from NSF on memory corruption driven post-mortem program analysis. Congrats!
  • 2017: Dr. Bo Chen, a post-doc alumni of our lab, joined the CS Department at Michigan Tech University as a tenure-track assistant professor in fall 2017. Congrats!
  • 2017: Lannan Luo, who defended her PhD thesis in summer 2017, joined the CSE Department at University of South Carolina as a tenure-track assistant professor in fall 2017. Congrats!
  • 2017: Center Researchers received Best Paper Award at ACSAC 2017. Congrats!
  • 2016: Center researchers received Best Paper Runner-Up Award at IEEE CNS 2016. Congrats!
  • 2013: Peng Liu received a Dept. of Defense MURI Award on Adaptive Cyber ​​Defense, together with George Mason University (prime), Univ. of Michigan, and Dartmouth College.


The LIONS Center will be synonymous with seminal works in interdisciplinary cyber-security research.


  • Detect and remove threats of information misuse to the human society: mitigate risk, reduce uncertainty, and enhance predictability and trust.
  • Produce leading scholars in interdisciplinary cyber-security research.
  • Become a national leader in information assurance education.


  • The LIONS center will be the best at performing inter-disciplinary research in cyber-security and privacy.
  • The LIONS center will play a leading role in helping Penn State pursue security and risk R&D opportunities that revolve around DHS, NSA, and DoD.

Center at a Glance

  • Core Faculty: 10
  • Collaborating Faculty: 20
  • Research Associates: 4
  • Ph.D. students: 30+
  • Publications since 2002: 400+
  • Annual Publications: 50-70
  • Active Grants: $ 9,000,000 + (core faculty credit)

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Last modified: 2020-09-24 15:01:48 EDT