22 Sep. 2019:
Our app usage fingerprinting paper won the IMWUT Distinguished Paper Award (2019). Congrats Zhen and Runtong!
18 Aug. 2019:
Our measurement paper on payment card industry is accepted by CCS 2019. Congrats Sazzadur!
27 Aug. 2019:
Serving on the TPC of TheWebConf 2020 (WWW) "Security, Privacy, Trust" Track.
18 Jul. 2019:
Two papers accepted by IMC 2019. Big congrats to Peng, Limin, and Mshabab!
9 Apr. 2019:
Congrats to Peng and Chao on their Asia CCS paper!
28 Nov. 2018:
Congrats to Hang and Peng on their very first IEEE SP paper!
31 Oct. 2018:
Big congrats to Steve and Joseph on their new AAAI 2019 paper! The paper was accepted out of 7000+ submissions.
17 Oct. 2018:
Our "LEMNA" paper just won the Outstanding Paper Award of CCS'18!
1 Aug. 2018:
A new IMC'18 paper on elite phishing detection. Congrats to Ke, Steve, Hang, and Daphne!
23 Jul. 2018:
A new CCS'18 paper on explainable deep learning. Congrats to Wenbo, Dongliang, Jun, Xinyu and Purui!
12 Jul. 2018
Recent press coverage on our GPS spoofing project: Forbes, The Wall Street Journal ACM TechNews, The Cyberwire podcast, The Register, Naked Security, BleepingComputer, Hackster, and more.
30 Jun. 2018
The Web Conference (WWW) 2019: Technical Program Committee.
2 May. 2018:
Three papers accepted to USENIX Security 2018! Shout out to Hang, Dongliang, Alex, Limin, Curtis, Shinan, Yuanchao, Dong, Haoyu, Yanzi! Big congrats!
12 Apr. 2018:
I am super thrilled to receive the NSF CAREER Award. Thank you NSF!
11 Apr. 2018:
My recent interview with The Washington Times on Internet scam.
22 Mar. 2018:
ACSAC 2018: Technical Program Committee.
3 Mar. 2018:
Congrats to Xiangwen, Peng, and Chun on their paper accepted by ASIACCS'18!
21 Feb. 2018
Thrilled to receive the Google Faculty Research Award (security category)!
25 Jan. 2018
Interviewed by The New York Times on IoT and Smart devices.
11 Dec. 2017
eCrime 2018: Technical Program Committee.
7 Dec. 2017
ICWSM 2018: Technical Program Committee.
28 Oct. 2017
USENIX Security 2018 Program Committee.
26 Oct. 2017
Our paper on location privacy is accepted by NDSS 2018. Congrats to Huandong and Chen!
4 Jan. 2017
Interview with WVTF Radio NPR on scam, fake content and more
Press coverage on our Waze/Sybil device project
Fusion (1, 2), CBS News, Recode/CNBC, The Telegraph, Times of Israel, i24 News, TechCrunch, PC Magazine, KRMG News, SC Magazine, Santa Barbara Independent, Naked Security, Hackread, Slashdot, Tech Times, Daily Nexus, and many more.
1 Dec. 2017
Congrats to Chun, Steve, Hang and Douglas on the new CODASPY'18 paper!
18 May. 2017
My interview with WVTF/NPR Radio on WannaCry and Malware.
11 May. 2017
Congrats to Fang, Chun, and Andres on their USENIX Security paper on Mobile Deep Links!
26 Jul. 2017
Our project on mobile deep links are funded by NSF SaTC!
5 Aug. 2017
Two new papers accepted to CIKM'17. Big congrats to Rupinder, Taoran, Steve, Huan, and Tzu-Heng!
25 Jan. 2017
New paper on Android security in AsiaCCS: congrats to Fang!
11 Dec. 2016
Congrats to Tianyi on the new TWEB paper!
19 Nov. 2016
Giving a talk on Sybil devices at DAT 2016
29 Sep. 2016
ICWSM 2017: Technical Program Committee.
1 Aug. 2016
WWW 2017: Technical Program Committee.
29 Jul. 2016
New IMC paper on personalized livestreaming system. Congrats to Bolun and Xinyi!
27 Apr. 2016
Waze issued a response to our research here.
21 Apr. 2016
Outstanding Dissertation Award 2016 @CS UCSB.
10 Apr. 2016
I am pleased to announce that I will join Virginia Tech as an assistant professor this Fall!
26 Feb. 2016
A new paper in ICWSM'16: bias and misbehavior in 4square.
23 Feb. 2016
Our paper on crowdsourcing map security got accepted to MobiSys'16!
23 Nov. 2015
AAAI ICWSM 2016: Technical Program Committee.
6 Oct. 2015
IEEE SP 2016: Student Program Committee.
15 May 2015
UCSB Graduate Divission Dissertation Fellowship.
18 Mar. 2015
Our research website for crowdsourced stock trading is online now. Check it out!
17 Oct. 2014
LA Times article covering Whisper and our paper
27 Aug. 2014
My first HCI paper got accpted to CSCW'15! Another fun trip to Vancouver!
22 Jul. 2014
Our paper on anonymous social network got in IMC'14!
30 Jun. 2014
Our crowdturfing study covered by MIT Technology Review
7 May 2014
Our adversarial ML paper got in Usenix Security'14!
17 Feb. 2014
This is official now. I am going for internship at MSR Redmond this summer!
17 Sep. 2013
Paper accepted by HotNets'13! On the Validity of Geosocial Mobility Traces
11 Jul. 2013
IMC'13 accepted our paper on Twitter follower markets!
26 Apr. 2013
Our paper on clickstream Sybil detection was accepted by Usenix Security'13!
22 Feb. 2013
My internship paper on Drive-by download detection was accepted by DSN'13!
8 Feb. 2013
Our paper on Social Q&A was accepted by WWW'13!
8 Feb. 2013
Our paper on conflict graphs was accepted by SIGMETRICS'13!
21 Nov. 2012
Our paper on crowdsourcing Sybil detection was accepted by NDSS 2013!
Summer internship in LinkedIn security team!
12 Jun. 2012
Passed MAE: my first Ph.D. milestone!
20 Apr. 2012
Presented our paper in WWW'12, Lyon, France.
6 Jan. 2012
More press coverage about crowdturfing study, this time on Boston Globe.