Pre-Tenure Professor



I am a researcher focusing on security problems in the cyber physical space. My current research interests include network security, IoT security, and cybercrime.

I am a faculty member in the School of Computer Science at USTC since August 2021. Prior to that, I was a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo, a Research Scientist at Facebook, and a Software Engineer at Baidu. I got my PhD degree from Indiana University (Go, Hoosiers!), under the supervision of Prof. XiaoFeng Wang and Prof. Feng Qian. Also, I am pround to be a senior member in the fathers' association thanks to my two boys Tommy and Mars.

PhD/Master positions are available with full RA/TA support.
I am also happy to work with passionate undergraduate students, drop me a message if you are interested.

  • Network Security
  • IoT Security
  • Cybercrime
  • Data-Driven Security
  • Internet Measurement
  • AI Security
  • Ph.D in Computer Science, 2015 - 2019

    Indiana University Bloomington

  • B.E. in Software Engineering, 2009 - 2013

    Beijing Institute of Technology


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Apr 2020 – Present New York, United States
Volunteer Appointment, and will formally join UB in Spring 2021.
Research Scientist
Jun 2019 – Present California, United States
Program analysis (e.g, Fuzzing), and abuse detection
PhD in Computer Science
Aug 2015 – May 2019 Indiana, United States
Security and Network research
Software Engineer
May 2014 – Jun 2015 Beijing, China
Web backend development
B.E in Software Engineering
Sep 2009 – Jun 2013 Beijing, China
Undergraduate study in Software Engineering