I am a Ph.D student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. My current research mainly focuses on malware analysis and system security. I am working in the SUCCESS (Secure Communication and Computer Systems) Lab, and my advisor is Dr. Guofei Gu
Sep 2009 - Present : Ph.D Student (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, U.S.A.)
Sep 2004 - July 2007 : B.S (Department of Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China)
Malware Analysis on X86 and mobile platform, Network Security and Web Security.
 Zhaoyan Xu, Antonio Nappa, Robert Baykov, Guangliang Yang, Juan Caballero, and Guofei Gu."AutoProbe: Towards Automatic Active Malicious Server Probing Using Dynamic Binary Analysis." In Proc. of the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'14), Scottsdale, AZ, November 2014.
 Chao Yang, Zhaoyan Xu, Guofei Gu, Vinod Yegneswaran and Phillip Porras. "DroidMiner: Automated Mining and Characterization of Fine-grained Malicious Behaviors in Android Applications." To Appear In Proceedings of the 19th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS'14), Wroclaw, Poland, 2014.
 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." To Appear In Proceedings of the 19th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS'14), Wroclaw, Poland, 2014.
 Zhaoyan Xu, Jialong Zhang, Guofei Gu and Zhiqiang Lin. "GOLDENEYE: Efficient and Effectively Unveiling Malware's Targeted Environment." To Appear in Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Research in Attacks Intrusions and Defenses(RAID'14), Gothenburg, Sweden, 2014. (Acceptance ratio 19.5%=22/113)
 Antonio Nappa, Zhaoyan Xu, M. Zubair Rafique, Juan Caballero and Guofei Gu. "CyberProbe: Towards Internet-Scale Active Detection of Malicious Servers." To Appear In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS'14), San Diego, CA, USA, February 2014. (Acceptance ratio 18.6%=55/295)
 Amin Hassanzadeh, Zhaoyan Xu, Radu Stoleru, Guofei Gu, Michalis Polychronakis “PRIDE: Practical Intrusion Detection in Resource Constrained Wireless Mesh Networks,” in Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information and Communications Security (ICICS '13), Beijing, China, Nov. 2013 [Acceptance ratio= 20.3%]
 Zhaoyan Xu , Jialong Zhang, Guofei Gu, Zhiqiang Lin. "AUTOVAC: Automatically Extracting System Resource Constraints and Generating Vaccines for Malware Immunization." To Appear In Proc. of the 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS'13), Philadelphia, July 2013. (Acceptance ratio: 13%=61/464)
 Zhaoyan Xu, Lingfeng Chen, Guofei Gu and Christopher Kruegel. "PeerPress: Utilizing Enemies' P2P Strength against Them." In Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'12), Raleigh, NC, USA, October 2012 , (Acceptance ratio 18.9%=80/423)
 Seungwon Shin, Zhaoyan Xu and Guofei Gu. "EFFORT: Efficient and Effective Bot Malware Detection." In Proceedings of the 31th Annual IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'12) Mini-Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 2012 , (Acceptance ratio 24.4%=378/1547)
 Seungwon Shin, Zhaoyan Xu , Guofei Gu. "EFFORT: A New Host-Network Cooperated Framework for Efficient and Effective Bot Malware Detection." To appear in Computer Networks (Elsevier), 2013. ,
 Jialong Zhang, Chao Yang, Zhaoyan Xu, Guofei Gu. "PoisonAmplifier: A Guided Approach of Discovering Compromised Websites through Reversing Serach Poisoning Attack." In Proceedings of the 15st International Symposium On Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID'12), Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2012(Acceptance ratio 21.4%=18/84)
 Zhaoyan Xu, Jialong Zhang, Guofei Gu and Zhiqiang Lin. "Automatic Generation of Vaccines for Malware Immunization" Poster Session in Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'12), Raleigh, NC, USA, October 2012
 Seungwon Shin, Zhaoyan Xu and Guofei Gu "CloudRand: Building Heterogeneous and Moving-target Network Interfaces for Cloud" Poster Session in In Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium On Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID'11)
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