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. Before that, he joined Wayne State University as an assistant professor at the department of computer science from 2015 to 2019. He received his PhD in computer science from George Mason University in 2015. Dr. Fengwei Zhang's main research interests are Systems security, including Trustworthy execution, Hardware-assisted security, Debugging transparency, Transportation security and Plausible deniability encryption.

He published about 50 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 and Runner-up Best Paper Award in IEEE/IFIP DSN 2020. His high-quality work received several NSF Awards in the USA. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the projects from NSFC and industries.

Personal Profile

Educational Background

  • 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

 

Professional Experience

  • 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

  • Runner-up Best Paper Award in IEEE/IFIP DSN 2020
  • 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

Research

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.


Teaching

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


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Authors with a star * are student mentored by me in my lab.

[1]. Saeid Mofrad*, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Shiyong Lu, Ping Yang, Heming Cui, and Fengwei Zhang, "SecDATAVIEW: A Secure Big Data Workflow Management System for Heterogeneous Computing Environments", to appear in Proceedings of The 35th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'19), San Juan, Puerto Rico, December, 2019.

[2]. Lei Zhou*, Jidong Xiao, Kevin Leach, Westley Weimer, Fengwei Zhang, and Guojun Wang, "Nighthawk: Transparent System Introspection from Ring -3", to appear In Proceedings of The 24th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS'19), Luxembourg, September, 2019.

[3]. Zhenyu Ning*, Fengwei Zhang, and Stephen Remias, "Understanding the Security of Traffic Signal Infrastructure", in Proceedings of The 16th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA'19), Gothenburg, Sweden, June, 2019.

[4]. Zhenyu Ning* and Fengwei Zhang, "Understanding the Security of ARM Debugging Features", in Proceedings of The 40th IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (S&P'19), San Francisco, California, May, 2019. CVE-2018-18068.

[5]. Zhenyu Ning*, Fengwei Zhang, and Weisong Shi, 宁振宇*, 张锋巍, 施巍松, "A Study of Using TEE on Edge Computing, 基于边缘计算的可信执行环境研究", in Journal of Computer Research and Development,《计算机研究与发展》 Vol.56, No.7, pp.1441-1453, 2019.

[6]. Zhenyu Ning* and Fengwei Zhang, "Hardware-assisted Transparent Tracing and Debugging on ARM", in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (TIFS'19), Vol.14, No.6, pp.1595-1609, 2019. Impact Factor: 5.824 (11/2018).

[7]. Fengwei Zhang, Kevin Leach, AngelosStavrou, and Haining Wang, "Methods and Systems for Increased Debugging Transparency", U.S. Patent Number 10,127,137. Issued on November 13, 2018.

[8]. Zhenyu Ning*, Jinghui Liao*, Fengwei Zhang, and Weisong Shi, “Preliminary Study of Trusted Execution Environments on Heterogeneous Edge Platforms”, in Proceedings of The 1st ACM/IEEE Workshop on Security and Privacy in Edge Computing (EdgeSP'18), in conjunction with The 3rd ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC'18), Bellevue, Washington, October, 2018.

[9]. SaeidMofrad*, Fengwei Zhang, Shiyong Lu, and Weidong Shi, “A Comparison Study of Intel SGX and AMD Memory Encryption Technology”, in Proceedings of The Hardware and Architectural Support for Security and Privacy (HASP'18), in conjunction with The 45th International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA'18), Los Angeles, California, June, 2018.

[10]. Zhenyu Ning* and Fengwei Zhang, “DexLego: Reassembleable Bytecode Extraction for Aiding Static Analysis”, in Proceedings of The 48th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'18), Luxembourg, June, 2018.

[11]. Bing Chang, Fengwei Zhang, Bo Chen, Yingjiu Li, Wen-Tao Zhu, Yangguang Tian, Zhan Wang, and Albert Ching, “MobiCeal: Towards Secure and Practical Plausibly Deniable Encryption on Mobile Devices”, in Proceedings of The 48th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'18), Luxembourg, June, 2018.

[12]. Zhenyu Ning* and Fengwei Zhang, “Transparent Malware Debugging on x86 and ARM”, in DEF CON China Hacking Conference, Beijing, China, May, 2018.

[13]. Li Yang, Teng Wei, Fengwei Zhang, Jianfeng Ma, “SADUS: Secure Data Deletion in User Space for Mobile Devices”, in Elsevier Computers & Security (CompSec'18), Vol.77, pp.612-626, 2018. Impact Factor: 2.849.

[14]. Jinku Li, Xiaomeng Tong, Fengwei Zhang, and Jianfeng Ma, “FINE-CFI: Fine-grained Control-Flow Integrity for Operating System Kernels”, in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (TIFS'18), Vol.13, No.6, pp.1535-1550, 2018. Impact Factor: 4.332.

[15]. Bing Chang, Yao Cheng, Bo Chen, Fengwei Zhang, Wen Tao Zhu, Yingjiu Li, and Zhan Wang, “User-Friendly Deniable Storage for Mobile Devices”, in Elsevier Computers & Security (CompSec'18), Vol.72, pp.163-174, 2018. Impact Factor: 2.849.

[16]. Fengwei Zhang, Kevin Leach, AngelosStavrou, and Haining Wang, “Towards Transparent Debugging”, in IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC'18), Vol.15, No.2, pp.321-335, 2018. Impact Factor: 4.410.

[17]. Le Guan, Shijie Jia, Bo Chen, Fengwei Zhang, Bo Luo, Jingqiang Lin, Peng Liu, Xinyu Xing, and Luning Xia, “Supporting Transparent Snapshot for Bare-metal Malware Analysis on Mobile Devices”, in Proceedings of The 33rd Annual Computer Security Application Conference (ACSAC'17), Orlando, Florida, December, 2017 (Distinguished Paper Award).

[18]. Zhenyu Ning* and Fengwei Zhang, “Ninja: Towards Transparent Tracing and Debugging on ARM”, in Proceedings of The 26th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX-Security'17), Vancouver, BC, Canada, August, 2017.

[19]. Kevin Leach, Fengwei Zhang, and Westley Weimer, “Scotch: Combining Software Guard Extensions and System Management Mode to Monitor Cloud Resource Usage”, in Proceedings of The 20th International Symposium on Research in Attacks (RAID'17), Atlanta, Georgia, September, 2017.

[20]. Zhenyu Ning*, Fengwei Zhang, Weisong Shi, and Larry Shi, “Position Paper: Challenges Towards Securing Hardware-assisted Execution Environments”, in Proceedings of The Hardware and Architectural Support for Security and Privacy(HASP'17) , in conjunction with The 44th International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA'17), Toronto, ON, Canada, June, 2017.

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Join us

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 (zhangfw@sustech.edu.cn).

 

2020 SUSTech PhD Scholarship For International Students:

https://fengweiz.github.io/hire/international-student-phd-program.pdf

Know more: 

https://gs.sustech.edu.cn/en/

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Contact Us

Contact Address

Innovation Park, Building 10, Room 501, 1088 Xueyuan Ave, Nanshan District Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China 518055

Office Phone

+86 (755) 88015160

Email

zhangfw@sustech.edu.cn

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