Jie Yan

Jie Yan

Jie Yan PROFESSOR Dept of Computer Science

Phone 301-860-3966 jyan@bowiestate.edu

Main Campus Computer Science Bldg, Room 324

< Computer Science


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Areas of Expertise

Computer Graphics and Animation, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 3D Visualization, Machine Learning and Cybersecurity Applications

Laboratories: Computational Perception & Animation Laboratory, Cyber Security Application Laboratory


Dr. Jie Yan is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Director of Machine Perception & Animation lab and Cybersecurity Application Lab at Bowie State University. She is also the faculty lead for center for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies.  Her areas of expertise include Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Cybersecurity Education. She has published about 50 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conference proceedings and held two US patents. Before joining BSU, she was a researcher at Microsoft Research Asia and University of Colorado at Boulder. Since joining BSU, she was successfully awarded over $2M from NSF.

Research Interests

  • Computer Graphics and Animation
  • Computer Vision
  • 3D Modeling and Visualization
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Machine Learning
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Cyber Security
  • Security Coding

Research Laboratories

Awards & Honors

  • Principal Investigator, NSF EiR: Detecting Vulnerabilities in Internet of Things with Deep Learning, Oct. 1, 2021-Sept 30, 2024, $728,772
  • Principal Investigator, NSF LUCID: A Spectator Targeted Visualization System to Broaden Participation at Cyber Defense Competitions, Sept. 1, 2013-Dec. 31, 2021, $893,099
  • Principal Investigator, NSF Targeted Infusion Project: Developing a Cloud-based Cryptographic Simulator for Enhancing Undergraduates' Learning Experience in Cybersecurity Education, May. 1, 2017-April. 30, 2022, $399,000,
  • Principal Investigator, NSF SGER: Research to Improve Communications by Animated Pedagogical Agent, June 2008- Nov. 2010, $86,400
  • Bowie State University College of Arts and Science Outstanding Research Award, 2009
  • Bowie State University Presidential Award for Research & Grants, 2021


  • U.S. Patent 6,975,750 System and Method for Face Recognition Using Synthesized Training Images Awarded on Dec 13, 2005
  • U.S. Patent 6,895,112 Red-Eye Detection Based on Red Region Detection with Eye Confirmation Awarded on May 17, 2005
  • Chinese Patent ZL 02 121369.0 Method of Sign Language Interpretation (in Chinese) Awarded on Mar. 22 2006

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