Yi Ting Chua, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Yi Ting Chua, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cyber Studies


Yi Ting Chua, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the School of Cyber Studies. Her research centers around the role of the internet in criminal offending and is shaped primarily the increasing role of technology and cyberspace in criminal and deviant behaviors. Her current work spans across three research areas: (1) individuals’ pathway into cybercrime; (2) impact of social networks and structures on the evolution of subcultural values, beliefs, and behaviors; and (3) countermeasures against cybercrime. Her work has appeared on Deviant Behavior and Victims & Offender and her most work on unintended harms of cybersecurity countermeasures received the best paper award at APWG eCrime 2019. She has also been published as a co-author of Data Thieves in Action.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, “Refining the Blunt Instruments of Cybersecurity: A Framework to Coordinate Prevention and Preservation of Behaviours,” 10th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security (STAST) 2020
  • Best Paper Award, “Identifying Unintended Harms of Cybersecurity Measures,” APWG eCrime Symposium 2019


  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice Michigan State University, 2019
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2012
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2010

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Cybercrime
  • Cybersecurity
  • Online Communities