Associate Professor Department of Computer Science and Engineering Research Group
Dr. Fengwei Zhang is the Director of the COMPASS (COMPuter And Systems Security) Lab and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China. He came to SUSTech from Wayne State University, USA, where he was an Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Science from 2015 to 2019. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from George Mason University in 2015. His research interests are in the areas of systems security, with a focus on trustworthy execution, hardware-assisted security, transparent malware debugging, transportation security, and plausible deniability encryption. He published about 40 conferences/journal papers, including IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, NDSS, IEEE TIFS, and IEEE TDSC. He has served as Program Committee at top conferences including ACM CCS, ACSAC, and IEEE/IFIP DSN. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Paper Award in ACSAC 2017. His high-quality work received several NSF Awards in the USA.
- August 2010 - May 2015, Ph.D. in CS, George Mason University, USA
- August 2008 - May 2010, M.S. in CS, Columbia University, USA
- September 2004 - July 2008, 2+2 Dual Bachelor, B.S. in CS, North China University of Technology, China
- August 2006 - May 2008, 2+2 Dual Bachelor, B.S. in CS, Southern Polytechnic State University, USA
- September 2019 - Present, Associate Professor, Southern Univeristy of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
- August 2015 - July 2019, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
Honors & Awards
- NSF SaTC Award 2019, Lead PI (share: ~50%)
- NSF CICI Award 2017, Co-PI (share：~25%)
- NSF S&AS Award 2017, Co-PI (share：~20%)
- Distinguished Paper Award, ACSAC 2017
My primary research interests are in the areas of systems security, with a focus on trustworthy execution, hardware-assisted security, debugging transparency, transportation security, and plausible deniability encryption.
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)
- Fall 2019: CS 315, Computer Security, Instructor
Wayne State University
- Winter 2019: CSC 5290, Cyber Security Practice, Instructor
- Winter 2019: CSC 3010, Ethics in Computer Science, Instructor
- Fall 2018: CSC 6991, Topics in Computer Security, Instructor
- Winter 2018: CSC 4992, Cyber Security Practice, Instructor
- Winter 2018: CSC 3010, Ethics in Computer Science, Instructor
- Fall 2017: CSC 6991, Topics in Computer Security, Instructor
- Winter 2017: CSC 4992, Cyber Security Practice, Instructor
- Fall 2016: CSC 6991, Topics in Computer Security, Instructor
- Winter 2016: CSC 5991, Cyber Security Practice, Instructor
- Fall 2015: CSC 6991, Advanced Computer Security, Instructor
George Mason University
- Spring 2011: CS 571, Operating Systems, Teaching Assistant
- Fall 2010: CS 310, Data Structures, Teaching Assistant
Publications Read More
Congratulations on Lei Zhou's paper received by "DSN 2020"
[DSN 2020] One paper titled "KShot: Live Kernel Patching with SMM and SGX" is accepted by DSN 2020, the acceptance rate is only 16.5% this year, Congratulations, Lei Zhou.
New year party
Lecture of Pro. Su Jinshu from National University of Defense Technology
Lab members Read More
Positions in COMPASS Lab
- ♦ Postdoc Positions (and PhD Candidates)
- ♦ PhD students
- ♦ Research assistants
- ♦ Visiting Students
The COMPASS Lab is seeking motivated and creative candidates for the Postdoctoral researcher, and Research assistant and Technician positions in the field of computer and systems security.
Applicants interested in applying for these positions are encouraged to submit a letter of inquiry and a resume that outlines relevant and qualifying experiences, and education to Prof. Fengwei Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2020 SUSTech PhD Scholarship For International Students：