Ping Ji received a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Computer Networks Research Group at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Ping is a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, and currently serves as the Deputy Executive Officer of the Computer Science PhD Program, and Director of the Master's Program in Data Science of CUNY Graduate Center. Ping is also a faculty of the Master's Program in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity (D4CS), of CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Ping's research interests include Network Measurements and Data Analysis, Security Monitoring Strategies for Computer & Wireless Networks, Network Security, Mobile Networks, and Internet of Things (IoT). Her work has been published in well recognized professional journals and conference proceedings including IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking (ToN), ACM Sigcomm, ACM SigKDD, Performance Evaluation, etc.. Ping is the receipient of a number of research fundings and awards from National Science Foundation and other government agencies. She served as co-chair for the First Annual ACM Northeast Digital Forensics Exchange, and has been a program committee member for numerous computer networking conferences, and a guest editor for a number of professional journals.