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Ning Zhang

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

Email: zhang.ning@wustl.edu
Room: 206 Jolley Hall
Office Hour: Wed 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: (314) 935 - 6576
Address :
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Campus Box 1045, Washington University
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130


News


- Congratulations to Ruide Zhang for winning the runner-up award for the Confidential Computing Challenge (C3) by Google and Intel [Press]
- Congratulations to Ryan Xu for winning the first place in the Deloit CTF challenge
- Ruide Zhang will be joining ByteDance/Tik Tok this summer to work on research in computer system security

Research Interest

Architecture Security

Secure execution environment,
Architecture side-channel,
Memory forensics

AI-Assisted Software Security

Automatic vulnerability discovery,
Blockchain,
Big data privacy

CPS/IoT Security

Security in safety critical system,
Cyber resilliency in industrial control system,
Analog attacks in CPS sensors

Student



I currently have multiple fully funded PhD opennings in my lab.
If you are passionate about making a difference in computer security, please send me an email.

If you are interested in hacking, please consider joining our team BearShell to show your WashU Bear power :)

Here is an interview on why I think someone should consider cybersecurity [Study Cybersecurity].

Current Students:
PhD:
 Ruide Zhang (co-advise)
Undergraduate:
 Ryan Xu (S19,REU19,F19)

Bio

Dr. Ning Zhang joined the department of computer science and engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in Fall 2018. He was previously a principal cyber engineer/researcher and technical lead at the Cyber Security Innovations, Cyber Security and Special Missions of IIS, Raytheon from 2007 to 2018. One of the public research of Raytheon on cybersecurity was Cyber Reasoning System, which participated in the DARPA CGC final event. Ning's research focus is system security, which lies at the intersection of security, embedded system, computer architecture and software. Ning received his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2016, under the supervision of Dr. Wenjing Lou. Ning received M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Computer Science, Economics and Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

Teaching

Spring 2019, WUSTL CSE 637S: Software Security
Fall 2018, WUSTL CSE 571S: Network Security
Fall 2017, VT CS/ECE 5584: Network Security

Publication

System Security

Enforcing Private Data Usage Control with Blockchain and Attested Off-chain Contract Execution[PDF]
Y. Xiao, N. Zhang, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou
arXiv.org > cs > arXiv:1904.07275, 2019

Improving Robustness of ML Classifiers against Realizable Evasion Attacks Using Conserved Features
L. Tong, B. Li, C. Hajaj, C. Xiao, N. Zhang, Y. Vorobeychik
28th USENIX Security Symposium, 2019

SATIN: A Secure and Trustworthy Asynchronous Introspection on Multi-Core ARM Processors
S. Wan, J. Sun, K. Sun, N. Zhang, Q. Li
49th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2019

CryptMe: Data Leakage Prevention for Unmodified Programs on ARM Devices [PDF]
C. Cao, L. Guan, N. Zhang, N. Gao, J. Lin, B. Luo, P. Liu, J. Xiang and W. Lou
21st International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID), 2018

Forensic Challenges under Misused Architectural Features [PDF]
N. Zhang, R. Zhang, K. Sun, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou, Sushil Jajodia
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS) 2018

TruSpy: Cache Side-Channel Information Leakage from the Secure World on ARM Devices [ PDF ]
N. Zhang, K. Sun, Deborah Shands, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou
IACR EPrint, 2016

CaSE: Cache-Assisted Secure Execution on ARM Processors [PDF]
N. Zhang, K. Sun, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou
37th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland), 2016

CacheKit: Evading Memory Introspection Using Cache Incoherence [PDF]
N. Zhang, He Sun, K. Sun, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou
1st IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), 2016

Now You See Me: Hide and Seek in Physical Address Space [PDF]
N. Zhang, K. Sun, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou, Sushil Jajodia
10th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), 2015

Enabling Trusted Data-Intensive Execution in Cloud Computing
N. Zhang, W. Lou, X. Jiang, Y.T. Hou
2nd IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2014

MUSHI: Toward Multiple Level Security Cloud with Strong Hardware Level Isolation
N. Zhang, M. Li, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou
IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), 2012

Network Security

A Survey of Distributed Consensus Protocols for Blockchain Networks [PDF]
Y. Xiao, N. Zhang, W. Lou, and Y. T. Hou
arXiv preprint arXiv:1904.04098, Apr, 2019.

[Book Chapter] Distributed Consensus Protocols and Algorithms [PDF]
Y. Xiao, N. Zhang, J. Li, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou
Blockchain for Distributed Systems Security, First Edition. Wiley Sons, 2019

Towards Efficient Fine-grained Access Control and Trustworthy Data Processing for Remote Monitoring Services in IoT
Y. Chen, W. Sun, N. Zhang, Q. Zheng, W. Lou and Y.T. Hou
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS) 2018

[Position Paper] PrivacyGuard: Enforcing Private Data Usage with Blockchain and Attested Execution [PDF]
N. Zhang, J. Li, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou
13th DPM International Workshop on Data Privacy Management (DPM 18)

TruSense: Information Leakage from TrustZone [PDF]
N. Zhang, K. Sun, Deborah Shands, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou
37th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2018

Secure Remote Monitoring Framework Supporting Efficient Fine-grained Access Control and Data Processing in IoT
Y. Chen, W. Sun, N. Zhang, Q. Zheng, W. Lou and Y.T. Hou
14th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SECURECOMM 2018)

ROSTER: Radio Context Attestation in Cognitive Radio Network [PDF]
N. Zhang, W. Sun, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou, and W. Trappe
IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS 2018)

Efficient Signature Generation for Classifying Cross-Architecture IoT Malware
M. Alhanahnah, Q. Lin, Q. Yan, N. Zhang, and Z. Chen
IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS) 2018

Tapping the Potential: Secure Chunk-based Deduplication of Encrypted Data for Cloud Backup
W. Sun, N. Zhang, W. Lou, and Y.T. Hou
IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS 2018)

Black Penguin: On the Feasibility of Detecting Intrusion with Homogeneous Memory
N. Zhang, R. Zhang, Q. Yan, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou, Danfeng Yao,
Network Forensic Workshop, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2017

When Gene Meets Cloud: Enabling Scalable and Efficient Range Query on Encrypted Genomic Data
W. Sun, N. Zhang, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou
The 36th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2017

From Electromyogram to Password: Exploring the Privacy Impact of Wearables in Augmented Reality
R. Zhang, N. Zhang, Changlai Du, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou, Yuichi Kawamoto
ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), 2017

AugAuth: Shoulder-Surfing Resistant Authentication for Augmented Reality​
R. Zhang, N. Zhang, Changlai Du, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou, Yuichi Kawamoto
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2017

Looks Good to Me: Authentication for Augmented Reality
Ethan Gaebel, N. Zhang, W. Lou, Y.T. Hou
6th International Workshop on Trustworthy Embedded Devices, 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (TRUSTED CCS), 2016

​Distributed Data Mining with Differential Privacy
N. Zhang, M. Li, W. Lou
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2011



Service

Technical Program Committee

IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC): 2018, 2019
IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM): 2019 2020

Conference and Journal External Review

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
IEEE Communications and Network Security (CNS)
IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM)
IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN)
European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS)
ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS)
ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS)
ACM Transactions on Cyberphysical Systems
IEEE Transactions on Computers
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security

Other Service

Panelist for Workshop on Distributed Ledger of Things 2018
Panelist for NSF