Zhenyu Wu


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  • Work
    4 Independence Way, Ste. 200
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    USA
    Phone:
    • +1(609)951-2951
    E-mail:
    • adamwuidm140450682459856nec-labsidm140450682459472com
  • Home
    3902 Fox Run Dr.
    Plainsboro, NJ 08536
    USA
    Phone:
    • +1(757)741-8283
    E-mail:
    • Zhenyu.5Wuidm140450682452512gmailidm140450682452128com

Education Background

Research Interests

Security and Management in Enterprise Systems and Cloud, Mobile Computing Security, High Performance Networking, Malware Detection and Evasion, Kernel and System Programming for Linux and Windows

Publications

  1. Zhenyu Wu, Zhang Xu and Haining Wang, ``Whispers in the Hyper-space: High-bandwidth and Reliable Covert Channel Attacks inside the Cloud'', to appear in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, USA, Spring 2014. [BibTeX]@Article{Wu2014HyperWhisperEx, author = {Wu, Zhenyu and Xu, Zhang and Wang, Haining}, title = {Whispers in the Hyper-space: High-bandwidth and Reliable Covert Channel Attacks inside the Cloud}, journal = {IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN)}, volume = {}, number = {}, year = {2014}, month = {Spring}, publisher = {IEEE Press}, address = {Piscataway, NJ, USA}, }
  2. Zhenyu Wu, Yueping Zhang, Vishal Singh, Guofei Jiang and Haining Wang, ``Automating Cloud Network Optimization and Evolution'', in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Vol. 31, Issue 12, PP. 2620-2631, IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, USA, December 2013. [BibTeX]@Article{Wu2013NetDEOEx, author = {Wu, Zhenyu and Zhang, Yueping and Singh, Vishal and Jiang, Guofei and Wang, Haining}, title = {Automating Cloud Network Optimization and Evolution}, journal = {IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC)}, volume = {31}, number = {12}, pages = {2620--2631}, year = {2013}, month = {December}, publisher = {IEEE Press}, address = {Piscataway, NJ, USA}, }
  3. Zhenyu Wu, Mengjun Xie and Haining Wang, ``On Energy Security of Server Systems'', in IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), Vol. 9, Issue 6, PP. 865-876, IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, USA, November 2012. [BibTeX]@Article{Wu2012EnergySecurity, author = {Wu, Zhenyu and Xie, Mengjun and Wang, Haining}, title = {On Energy Security of Server Systems}, journal = {IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)}, volume = {9}, number = {6}, pages = {865--876}, year = {2012}, month = {November}, publisher = {IEEE Press}, address = {Piscataway, NJ, USA}, }
  4. Zhenyu Wu, Zhang Xu and Haining Wang, ``Whispers in the Hyper-space: High-speed Covert Channel Attacks in the Cloud'', presented in the 21st USENIX Security Symposium (Security'12), Bellevue, WA, USA, August 2012. [BibTeX]@InProceedings{Wu2012HyperWhisper, author = {Wu, Zhenyu and Xu, Zhang and Wang, Haining}, title = {Whispers in the Hyper-space: High-speed Covert Channel Attacks in the Cloud}, booktitle = {the 21st USENIX Security Symposium (Security'12)}, pages = {}, year = {2012}, month = {August}, location = {Bellevue, WA, USA}, }
  5. Zhenyu Wu, Yueping Zhang, Vishal Singh, Guofei Jiang and Haining Wang, ``NetDEO: Automating Network Design, Evolution, and Optimization'', presented in the 20th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS'12), Coimbra, Portugal, June 2012. [BibTeX]@InProceedings{Wu2012NetDEO, author = {Wu, Zhenyu and Zhang, Yueping and Singh, Vishal and Jiang, Guofei and Wang, Haining}, title = {{NetDEO}: Automating Network Design, Evolution, and Optimization}, booktitle = {the 20th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS'12)}, pages = {}, year = {2012}, month = {June}, location = {Coimbra, Portugal}, }
  6. Zhenyu Wu, Mengjun Xie and Haining Wang, ``Energy Attack on Server Systems'', presented in the 5th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT'11), San Francisco, CA, USA, August 2011. [BibTeX]@InProceedings{Wu2011EnergyAttack, author = {Wu, Zhenyu and Xie, Mengjun and Wang, Haining}, title = {Energy Attack on Server Systems}, booktitle = {the 5th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT'11)}, pages = {}, year = {2011}, month = {August}, location = {San Francisco, CA, USA}, }
  7. Zhenyu Wu, Mengjun Xie and Haining Wang, ``Design and Implementation of a Fast Dynamic Packet Filter'', in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), Vol. 19, Issue 5, PP. 1405-1419, IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, USA, October 2011. [BibTeX]@Article{Wu2011SwiftSSE, author = {Wu, Zhenyu and Xie, Mengjun and Wang, Haining}, title = {Design and Implementation of a Fast Dynamic Packet Filter}, journal = {IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN)}, volume = {19}, number = {5}, pages = {1405--1419}, year = {2011}, month = {October}, publisher = {IEEE Press}, address = {Piscataway, NJ, USA}, }
  8. Zhenyu Wu, Steven Gianvecchio, Mengjun Xie and Haining Wang, ``Mimimorphism: A New Approach to Binary Code Obfuscation'', in Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'10), PP. 536-546, Chicago, IL, USA, October 2010. [BibTeX]@InProceedings{Wu2010Mimimorphic, author = {Wu, Zhenyu and Gianvecchio, Steven and Xie, Mengjun and Wang, Haining}, title = {{Mimimorphism}: A New Approach to Binary Code Obfuscation}, booktitle = {the 17th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'10)}, pages = {536--546}, year = {2010}, month = {October}, location = {Chicago, IL, USA}, }
  9. Zhenyu Wu, Mengjun Xie and Haining Wang, ``Swift: A Fast Dynamic Packet Filter'', in Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI'08), PP. 279-292, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 2008. [BibTeX]@InProceedings{Wu2008Swift, author = {Wu, Zhenyu and Xie, Mengjun and Wang, Haining}, title = {{Swift}: A Fast Dynamic Packet Filter}, booktitle = {the 5th Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI'08)}, pages = {279--292}, year = {2008}, month = {April}, location = {San Francisco, CA, USA}, }
  10. Long Lu, Zhichun Li, Zhenyu Wu, Wenke Lee and Guofei Jiang, ``CHEX: Statically Vetting Android Apps for Component Hijacking Vulnerabilities'', in Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'12), PP. 229-240, Raleigh, NC, USA, October 2012. [BibTeX]@InProceedings{Lu2012DalysisCHEX, author = {Lu, Long and Li, Zhichun and Wu, Zhenyu and Lee, Wenke and Jiang, Guofei}, title = {{CHEX}: Statically Vetting Android Apps for Component Hijacking Vulnerabilities}, booktitle = {the 19th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'12)}, pages = {229--240}, year = {2012}, month = {October}, location = {Raleigh, NC, USA}, }
  11. Mengjun Xie, Zhenyu Wu and Haining Wang, ``Secure Instant Messaging in Enterprise-like Networks'', in Computer Networks, Vol. 56, Issue 1, PP. 448-461, Elsevier, San Francisco, CA, USA, January 2012. [BibTeX]@Article{Xie2012HoneyIM, author = {Xie, Mengjun and Wu, Zhenyu and Wang, Haining}, title = {Secure Instant Messaging in Enterprise-like Networks}, journal = {Computer Networks}, volume = {56}, number = {1}, pages = {448--461}, year = {2012}, month = {January}, publisher = {Elsevier}, address = {San Francisco, CA, USA}, }
  12. Steven Gianvecchio, Mengjun Xie, Zhenyu Wu and Haining Wang, ``Humans and Bots in Internet Chat: Measurement, Analysis, and Automated Classification'', in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), Vol. 19, Issue 5, PP. 1557-1571, IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, USA, October 2011. [BibTeX]@Article{Gianvecchio2011ChatBot, author = {Gianvecchio, Steven and Xie, Mengjun and Wu, Zhenyu and Wang, Haining}, title = {Humans and Bots in Internet Chat: Measurement, Analysis, and Automated Classification}, journal = {IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN)}, volume = {19}, number = {5}, pages = {1557--1571}, year = {2011}, month = {October}, publisher = {IEEE Press}, address = {Piscataway, NJ, USA}, }
  13. Steven Gianvecchio, Zhenyu Wu, Mengjun Xie and Haining Wang, ``Battle of Botcraft: Fighting Bots in Online Games with Human Observational Proofs'', in Proceedings of the 16th ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference (CCS'09), PP. 256-268, Chicago, IL, USA, November 2009. [BibTeX]@InProceedings{Gianvecchio2009GameBotHOP, author = {Gianvecchio, Steven and Wu, Zhenyu and Xie, Mengjun and Wang, Haining}, title = {Battle of Botcraft: Fighting Bots in Online Games with Human Observational Proofs}, booktitle = {the 16th ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference (CCS'09)}, pages = {256--268}, year = {2009}, month = {November}, location = {Chicago, IL, USA}, }
  14. Steven Gianvecchio, Mengjun Xie, Zhenyu Wu and Haining Wang, ``Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Chat'', in Proceedings of the 17th USENIX Security Symposium (Security'08), PP. 155-169, San Jose, CA, USA, July 2008. [BibTeX]@InProceedings{Gianvecchio2008ChatBot, author = {Gianvecchio, Steven and Xie, Mengjun and Wu, Zhenyu and Wang, Haining}, title = {Measurement and Classification of Humans and Bots in Internet Chat}, booktitle = {the 17th USENIX Security Symposium (Security'08)}, pages = {155--169}, year = {2008}, month = {July}, location = {San Jose, CA, USA}, }
  15. Mengjun Xie, Zhenyu Wu and Haining Wang, ``HoneyIM: Fast Detection and Suppression of Instant Messaging Malware in Enterprise-like Networks'', in Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'07), PP. 64-73, Miami Beach, FL, USA, December 2007. [BibTeX]@InProceedings{Xie2007HoneyIM, author = {Xie, Mengjun and Wu, Zhenyu and Wang, Haining}, title = {{HoneyIM}: Fast Detection and Suppression of Instant Messaging Malware in Enterprise-like Networks}, booktitle = {the 23rd Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'07)}, pages = {64--73}, year = {2007}, month = {December}, location = {Miami Beach, FL, USA}, }

Experiences

  • Research Experience

    • Research AssistantMay 2007 ~ May 2012
      College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA, USA
      • Cloud information security
      • Server system resource management
      • High performance network programming
      • Malware binary obfuscation and detection techniques
      • Bot detection in Internet chat systems and online games
      • Instant messaging system security
      • Ph.D. dissertation: Discovering New Vulnerabilities in Computer Systems
    • Master's Thesis ResearchSeptember 2006 ~ May 2007
      College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA, USA
      • Improving performance of the Linux network packet filter
      • Master's thesis: A New Packet Filter - Fast Packet Filtering by Exploiting CISC and SIMD ISA
    • Senior ResearchSeptember 2004 ~ May 2005
      Denison University Granville, OH, USA, and
      Colgate University Hamilton, NY, USA
      • Designing and performing secure quantum communication (QKD) experiments
      • Senior research thesis: Information and Quantum Encryption - An undergraduate approach towards quantum encryption experiment
    • Anderson Summer ResearchSummer 2003 ~ Summer 2004
      Denison University Granville, OH, USA
      • Research on automated recognition of distorted text CAPTCHA (gimpy-r)
      • Department Faculty And Student Talk (FAST) presentation: Computerized Distorted Text Recognition
  • Working Experience

    • Research Staff MemberJune 2012 ~ Current
      NEC Labs America Princeton, NJ, USA
      • Application security on mobile devices
      • Enterprise networks and systems security
    • Intern ResearcherSeptember ~ December 2011andFeburary ~ May 2012
      NEC Labs America Princeton, NJ, USA
      • Application security on mobile devices
    • Intern ResearcherJune ~ December 2010
      NEC Labs America Princeton, NJ, USA
      • Data center network optimization
    • Research Software DevelopmentMay ~ November 2009
      College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA, USA, and
      Bell Labs Murray Hill, NJ, USA
      • Develop experimental software on Cavium OCTEON network processing platform
    • Department Technical SupportMay 2006 ~ January 2007
      College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA, USA
      • Maintain workstations and servers for the Computer Science department
      • Provide support for installed applications
    • Teaching AssistantSeptember 2005 ~ May 2007
      College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA, USA
      • Lab Instructor for course "CSCI131 - Concepts in Computer Science"
      • Grader for course "CSCI241 - Data Structures"
      • Grader for course "CSCI303 - Algorithms"
      • Grader for course "CSCI315 - Systems Programming"
    • Teaching AssistantSeptember 2001 ~ May 2005
      Denison University Granville, OH, USA
      • Language tutor for advanced Chinese classes
      • Grader for introductory Physics courses (starting 2003)
      • Evening public lab assistant (starting 2003)
    • Web Services StaffMay ~ August 2002
      Denison University Granville, OH, USA
      • Web programming and web site maintenance
      • Developed "Seshat" - an automated site-wide web page hyperlink checking tool

Skills

  • Good experience of multi-platform (Windows, Linux and Android) kernel and system programming
  • Created and maintained several projects with 50+K SLoC
  • Programming languages: C/C++, Java, Python, Delphi(Pascal), Intel x86/x64 Assembly, Perl, Linux shell scripts
  • Working knowledge of Web development, familiar with HTML, CSS, XML, PHP and AJAX technologies
  • Math tools: Maple and Matlab
  • Databases: MySQL and SQLite

Honors

  • Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Natural and Computational Sciences, College of William and Mary, 2012
  • USENIX Student Stipend Award for the 20th USENIX Security Symposium, 2011
  • Student Conference Grant from the William and Mary Graduate Student Association, 2010
  • ACM Student Travel Grant for the 17th CCS Conference, 2010
  • USENIX Student Stipend Award for the 5th NSDI Symposium, 2008
  • Student Conference Grant from the William and Mary Graduate Student Association, 2008
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society in the Computer Sciences Member
  • Pi Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society Member
  • Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society Member
  • The Phi Society Denison University Honorary Society Member
  • Forbes B. Wiley Award of the Department of Computer Science, Denison University, 2002 and 2003
  • Junior Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Denison University, 2002-2003

References

  • Prof. Haining Wang
    Research Advisor and Thesis Committee Chair
    Department of Computer Science
    College of William and Mary
    P.O. Box 8795
    Williamsburg, VA 23187
    USA
    Phone:
    • +1(757)221-3457
    Fax:
    • +1(757)221-1717
    E-mail:
    • hnwidm140450682105200csidm140450682104816wmidm140450682104432edu
  • Prof. Phil Kearns
    Thesis Committee Member
    Department of Computer Science
    College of William and Mary
    P.O. Box 8795
    Williamsburg, VA 23187
    USA
    Phone:
    • +1(757)221-3459
    Fax:
    • +1(757)221-1717
    E-mail:
    • kearnsidm140450682089904csidm140450682089520wmidm140450682089136edu
  • Prof. Weizhen Mao
    Thesis Committee Member
    Department of Computer Science
    College of William and Mary
    P.O. Box 8795
    Williamsburg, VA 23187
    USA
    Phone:
    • +1(757)221-3472
    Fax:
    • +1(757)221-1717
    E-mail:
    • wmidm140450682074624csidm140450682074240wmidm140450682073856edu
  • Prof. Qun Li
    Thesis Committee Member
    Department of Computer Science
    College of William and Mary
    P.O. Box 8795
    Williamsburg, VA 23187
    USA
    Phone:
    • +1(757)221-3478
    Fax:
    • +1(757)221-1717
    E-mail:
    • liqunidm140450682059392csidm140450682059008wmidm140450682058624edu
  • Dr. Yueping Zhang
    Internship Mentor
    NEC Labs America, Inc.
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    USA
    Phone:
    • +1(609)951-2647
    Fax:
    • +1(609)951-2480
    E-mail:
    • yuepingidm140450682044992nec-labsidm140450682044576com
  • Dr. Zhichun Li
    External Thesis Committee Member and Internship Mentor
    NEC Labs America, Inc.
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    USA
    Phone:
    • +1(609)951-2650
    Fax:
    • +1(609)951-2480
    E-mail:
    • zhichunidm140450682030544nec-labsidm140450682030128com

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