Lei Xu

Ph.D Student
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University
   
Email: xray2012 AT cse.tamu.edu
Address: Room 501B
301 Harvey R. Bright Building, College Station, TX 77843-3112

[About Me ] [Education] [Research Interests ] [Publications] [Useful Links]

About Me


I am a first second third fourth year Ph.D student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. My current research mainly focuses on software-defined networking and network security. I am working in the SUCCESS (Secure Communication and Computer Systems) Lab, and my advisor is Dr. Guofei Gu

Education

Sep 2013 - Present : Ph.D Student (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, U.S.A.)

Sep 2008 - July 2012 : B.S (Department of Computer Science, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, China)

Research Interests
Software-Defined Networking, Networking Security, Program Analysis


Publications
[6] Haopei Wang, Abhinav Srivastava, Lei Xu , Sungmin Hong, Guofei Gu. "Bring Your Own Controller: Enabling Tenant-defined SDN Apps in IaaS Clouds." To appear in Proc. of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications ( INFOCOM'17 ), Atlanta, GA, May 2017.

[5] Seungwon Shin, Lei Xu, Sungmin Hong, Guofei Gu. "Enhancing Network Security through Software Defined Networking (SDN)." In Proc. of The 25th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN’16), Hawaii, USA, August 2016. [pdf]

[4] Sungmin Hong, Robert Baykov, Lei Xu, Srinath Nadimpalli, Guofei Gu. "Towards SDN-Defined Programmable BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Security." In Proc. of the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS'16), San Diego, California, Feb. 2016. [pdf]

[3] Haopei Wang, Lei Xu, Guofei Gu. "FloodGuard: A DoS Attack Prevention Extension in Software-Defined Networks." In Proc. of the 45th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'15), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2015. [pdf]

[2] Sungmin Hong*, Lei Xu*, Haopei Wang, Guofei Gu. "Poisoning Network Visibility in Software-Defined Networks: New Attacks and Countermeasures." In Proc. of 22nd Annual Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS'15), San Diego, CA, USA. February 2015. (*co-first author) [pdf][source code]

[1] Yong Wang, Zhaoyan Xu, Jialong Zhang, Lei Xu , Haopei Wang and Guofei Gu. "SRID: State Relation based Intrustion Detection for False Data Injection Attacks in SCADA." In Proceedings of the 19th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS'14), Wroclaw, Poland, 2014. [pdf]

Posters
[1] Haopei Wang, Lei Xu, Guofei Gu. "OF-Guard: A DoS Attack Prevention Extension in Software-Defined Networks." Poster at Usenix Open Networking Summit (ONS'14), 2014. [pdf]

Reported CVEs and Exploits
  • CVE-2015-1610 [link]
  • CVE-2015-1611 & CVE-2015-1612 [link]

  • Open Source
  • TopoGuard: a security extension in Floodlight SDN controller to prevent Topology Poisoning Attacks.
  • FRESCO: a SDN-based network security service composition framework.

  • Teaching Experience
  • Teaching Assistant, worked with Dr. Guofei Gu, in CSCE 465 Advanced Networking and Security (Jan. 2015 - May. 2015)
  • Teaching Assistant, worked with Dr. Walter Daugherity, in CSCE 121 Introduction to Program Design and Concepts (Sep.2015 - Dec. 2016) [link]
  • Teaching Assistant, worked with Dr. Guofei Gu, in CSCE 665 Advanced Networking and Security (Sep. 2016 - Dec. 2016)

  • Talks
  • "Poisoning Network Visibility in Software-Defined Networks: New Attacks and Countermeasures", in NDSS'15

  • Professional Service
    Technical Program Committee
  • SDN-NFV Security, 2016
  • Journal Reviewers
  • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 2017
  • China Communications, special issue on "Software-Defined Networking", 2013
  • Sub-reviewers
  • SDN-NFV Security, 2017
  • External Reviewers
  • USENIX Security Symposium (Security), 2015, 2016
  • ISOC Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2015, 2017
  • Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2016, 2017
  • Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), 2014, 2015, 2016,
  • International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ACM Symposium on Information, Computer & Communication Security (ASIACCS), 2013, 2015, 2017
  • IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2015, 2016
  • International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm), 2015
  • ACM Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Security (AISec), 2014
  • IEEE Communication and Information Systems Security Symposium (ICC), 2015
  • ACM CCS Workshop on Security and Privacy in Smartphones and Mobile Devices (SPSM), 2015
  • Control Operation and Application in SDN protocols (CoolSDN), 2015

  • Useful Links
    -Conferences Computer Security Conference Statistics
    -Programming Advanced Bash-Scripting Programming