Traceable, an application programming interface (API) security and observability company, has announced the appointment of Dr Jisheng Wang as Head of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) and VP of Engineering.
Dr Wang brings over 15 years of experience to Traceable in developing industry-leading enterprise software and a track record of scaling business-critical applications in disruptive markets. In both roles, he will oversee innovation of the company’s robust, AI-driven API Security Platform.
As Head of AI/ML, Dr Wang will lead Traceable’s data automation, develop AI/ML paths across strategic programs, solutions and customer relationships. As VP of Engineering, he will oversee the platform’s direction, while building and leading the company’s engineering and AI teams.
Dr Wang most recently served as the Senior Director of Engineering at Juniper Networks where he led innovation and R&D of Marvis, a leading AI for IT operations (AIOps) solution which transforms network operations from reactive troubleshooting to proactive remediation leveraging AI/ML.
Before that, he was Senior Director of Data Science in the CTO Office at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company and also the Chief Scientist at Niara (acquired by Aruba). Dr Wang’s career started at Cisco as a technical lead overseeing various security products including email security, web security, cloud security and next-generation firewalls.
“Our strategic move in adding Dr Jisheng Wang to our leadership team enables Traceable to dive deeper into AI/ML. In short, with his proven background, we are poised to lead the API security market,” said CEO and Co-Founder of Traceable, Jyoti Bansal. “AI plays an important role in Traceable’s mission of protecting APIs in every industry. Jisheng’s extensive AI and engineering experience are key to executing our vision and growing globally.”
Dr Wang currently holds over 40 patents in security, networking and AI/ML and is a frequent speaker at AI and security conferences. He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and an MS and BS in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
“The depths of Traceable’s 360-degree data collection and its world-class team were why I joined the company,” said Dr Wang. “With the fast adoption of cloud-native and microservice-based software development architecture, APIs, which are often referred to as the glue that holds the software, applications and services together, are unsurprisingly becoming the new attack surface of some business-threatening attacks including OWASP threats, abuse and fraud, and data exfiltration. With Traceable’s uniquely designed out-of-band and in-app data collection approaches and the advanced AI/ML technologies, we can build the most comprehensive API security solution enabling customers to monitor, detect, investigate and remediate different kinds of API attacks in a single platform.”