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Detecting coordinated fraud attacks using deep learning

Fang Yu (DataVisor)
11:00am11:40am Thursday, March 28, 2019
Secondary topics:  Deep Learning, Security and Privacy
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Anyone interested in fraud detection or deep learning



What you'll learn

  • Learn how DataVisor applies recent developments in deep learning technology for fraud detection


Online fraud flourishes as online services become ubiquitous in our daily life. Malicious activities are present in industries ranging from social networks, dating apps, ecommerce websites, and mobile games to credit card agencies, online banks, and insurance companies. Fraudsters create fake accounts or take over existing user accounts and use them to write fake product reviews, send false information to other users, pretend to sell nonexistent products, spend money from stolen credit cards, and file fake insurance claims. To make such efforts economically viable, fraudsters almost always act in a coordinated fashion, meaning that they create a large amount of fake accounts to carry out their attacks.

Fang Yu explains how leading fraud detection company DataVisor leverages cutting-edge deep learning technologies to address the challenges in large-scale fraud detection. The company’s technology uses a customized model that improves upon standard convolutional neural networks (CNN) and achieves competitive results.

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Fang Yu


Fang Yu is the cofounder and CTO of DataVisor, where her work focuses on big data for security. Over the past 10 years, Fang has developed algorithms and built systems for identifying various kinds of malicious traffic including worms, spam, bot queries, faked and hijacked account activities, and fraudulent financial transactions. Fang holds a PhD degree from the EECS Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Olga Sattler | HEADHUNTER
03/25/2019 9:57am PDT

Hi Fang,

I saw that you are a speaker at the Strata Conference; I’m looking forward to your presentation. I have been following your company for the last couple of months and I am very impressed with your success.
I would love to introduce myself and discuss a strategic partnership with your company. I have helped many companies in the Big Data and Analytics space such as Amazon, Bosch, Samsung, Graphcore, LG Eletronics MapR, Platfora, Couchbase, Snowflake, MongoDB, E8 Security with their challenging hiring needs.

I am looking forward to meeting you soon. Good luck with your speech.


Olga Sattler
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Specializing in Data Science and Big Data
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