Xinyu Xing

College of Information Sciences and Technology
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

Office: Rm E 312, Westgate Building
Phone: (814) 863-0017
E-mail: x<lastname><AT>ist<dot>psu<dot>edu


To prospective students: I am looking for Ph.D. students, visiting scholars, postdocs and undergraduate and Masters' students who share my academic interests and have a solid background in computer security and systems. For more details, please visit here.

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University. I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

Research

Computer Security, Deep Learning

Selected Publications

Security
CCS 2017   Huang, J., Xu, J., Xing, X., Liu, P., Qureshi, M., "FlashGuard: Leveraging Intrinsic Flash Properties to Defend Against Encryption Ransomware", in Proceedings of the 24nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Dallas, USA, October 2017.
USENIX Security 2017   Xu, J., Mu, D., Xing, X., Liu, P., Chen, P., Mao, B., "POMP: Postmortem Program Analysis with Hardware-Enhanced Post-Crash Artifacts", in Proceedings of the 26th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security), Vancouver, Canada, August 2017.
KDD 2017   Wang, Q., Guo, W., Zhang, K., II Ororbia, A., Xing, X., Lee, G., Liu, X., "Adversary Resistant Deep Neural Networks with an Application to Malware Detection", in Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), Halifax, Canada, August 2017.
MobiSys 2017   Guan, L., Liu, P., Xing, X., Ge, X., Zhang, S., Yu, M., Jaeger, . T., " TrustShadow: Secure execution of unmodified applications with ARM TrustZone ", in Proceedings of the 15th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys), Niagara Falls, US, June 2017.
MobiSys 2017   Luo, L., Zeng Q., Cao, C., Chen, K., Liu, J., Liu, L., Gao, N., Yang M., Xing, X., Liu, P., " System Service Call-oriented Symbolic Execution of Android Framework with Applications to Vulnerability Discovery and Exploit Generation ", in Proceedings of the 15th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys), Niagara Falls, US, June 2017.
DSN 2017   Chen, P., Xu, J., Hu, Z., Xing, X., Zhu, M., Mao, B., Liu, P., " What You See is Not What You Get! Thwarting Just-in-Time ROP with Chameleon ", in Proceedings of the 47th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Denver, US, June 2017.
ACSAC 2017   Guan, L., Jia, S., Chen, B., Zhang, Z., Luo, B., Lin, J., Liu, L., Xing, X., and Xia, L., " Supporting Transparent Snapshot for Bare-metal Malware Analysis on Mobile Devices ", in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference on Computer Security Applications (ACSAC), US, December 2017.
CCS 2016   Xu, J., Mu, D., Chen, P., Xing, X., Liu, P., "CREDAL: Towards Locating a Memory Corruption Vulnerability with Your Core Dump", in Proceedings of the 23nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Vienna, Austria, October 2016.
Sensys 2016   Guan, L., Xu, J., Wang, S., Xing, X., Lin, L., Huang, H., Liu, P., Lee, W., "From Physical to Cyber: Escalating Protection for Personalized Auto Insurance ", in Proceedings of the 14th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (Sensys), Palo Alto, USA, December 2016. (Conditional Accept)
FSE 2016   Wang, W., Zheng, Y., Xing, X. , Kwon, Y., Zhang, X., Eugster, P., " WebRanz: Web Page Randomization For Better Advertisement Delivery and Web-Bot Prevention ", in Proceedings of the 24th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), Seattle, USA, November 2016.
WWW 2016   Meng, W., Lee, B., Xing, X. , Lee, W., " TrackMeOrNot: Enabling Flexible Control on Web Tracking", in Proceedings of the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Montreal, Canada, May 2016.
CCS 2015   Xu, M., Jang, Y., Xing, X. , Kim, T., Lee, W., "UCognito: Private Browsing without Tears", in Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Denver, US, October 2015.
WWW 2015   Xing, X. , Meng, W., Lee, B., Weinsberg, U., Perdisci, R., Sheth, A., Lee, W., "Unraveling the Relationship Between Ad-Injecting Browser Extensions and Malvertising", in Proceedings of the 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Florence, Italy, May 2015.
CCS 2014   Meng, W., Xing, X. , Sheth, A., Weinsberg, U., Lee, W., "Your Online Interests - Pwned! A Pollution Attack Against Targeted Advertising", in Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Scottsdale, Arizona, November 2014.
PAM 2014   Xing, X., Meng, W., Doozan, D., Feamster, N., Lee, W., Snoeren, A.,"Exposing Inconsistent Web Search Results with Bobble", in Proceedings of the 2014 Passive and Active Measurement (PAM) Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 2014. (Press release: Metro News, Saturday Paper)
USENIX Security 2013   Xing, X., Meng, W., Doozan, D., Snoeren, A., Feamster, N., Lee, W., "Take This Personally: Pollution Attacks on Personalized Services", in Proceedings of the 22nd USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security'13), Washington, DC, US, 2013.
Blackhat Europe 2013   Xing, X., "Bobble", (Blackhat Europe'13), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013. (Arsenal)
CU-Tech-Rep 2010   Xing, X., Dang, J., Han, R., Liu, X., Mishra, S., "Intrusions into Privacy in Video Chat Environments: Attacks and Countermeasures", University of Colorado at Boulder, Technical Report CU-CS-1068-10. (Press release: The New York Times, Slashdot, Yahoo News, PC World, etc.)
Internet Safety
TKDE 2014   Hanqiang Cheng, Xinyu Xing, Xue Liu, Qin Lv, "ISC: An Iterative Social based Classifier for Adult Account Detection on Twitter" IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2014.
TOIT 2013   Yu-Li Liang, Xinyu Xing, Hanqiang Cheng, Jianxun Dang, Sui Huang, Richard Han, Xue Liu, Qin Lv, Shivakant Mishra, "SafeVchat: A System for Obscene Content Detection in Online Video Chat Services" ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 12, Issue 4, Jul. 2013.
Mobisys 2012   Tian, L., Ahn, J., Cheng, H., Xing, X., Liang, Y., Mishra, S., Chu, D., Liu, X., "MVChat: Flasher Detection for Mobile Video Chat" in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (Mobisys'12), Lake District, UK, 2012. (demo)
SIGKDD 2012   Xing, X., Liang, Y., Huang, S., Cheng, H., Han, R., Lv, Q., Liu, X., Mishra, S., Zhu, Y., "Scalable Misbehavior Detection in Online Video Chat Services", in Proceedings of the 18th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD'12), Beijing, China, 2012.
WSDM 2012   Cheng, H., Liang, Y., Xing, X., Han, R., Liu, X., Lv, Q., Mishra, S., "Efficient Misbehaving User Detection in Online Video Chat Services", in Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Date Mining (WSDM'12), Seattle, US, 2012. (~20% acceptance rate)
WWW 2011   Xing, X., Liang, Y., Cheng, H., Dang, J., Han, R., Liu, X., Lv, Q., Mishra, S., "SafeVchat: Detecting Obscene Content and Misbehaving Users in Online Video Chat Services", in Proceedings of the 20th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'11), Hyderabad, IND, 2011. (<13% acceptance rate) (Press release: MIT Technology Review, NewScientist, CBC News, etc.)
Networking
INFOCOM 2011   Xing, X., Dang, J., Mishra, S., Liu, X., "A Highly Scalable Bandwidth Estimation of Commercial Hotspot Access Points", in Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'11), Shanghai, CHN, 2011. (<16% acceptance rate)
HOTMOBILE 2010   Beach, A., Gartrell, M., Xing, X., Han, R., Lv, Q., Mishra, S., Saeda, K., "Fusing Mobile, Sensor and Social Data to Fully Enable Context-Aware Computing", in Proceedings of the 11th ACM Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HOTMOBILE'10), Annapolis, US, 2010.
INFOCOM 2010   Xing, X., Mishra, S., Liu, X., "ARBOR: Hang Together rather than Hang Separately in 802.11 WiFi Networks", in Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'10), San Diego, US, 2010. (<18% acceptance rate)
MASCOTS 2009   Xing, X., Mishra, S., "Where is the Tight Link in a Home Wireless Broadband Environment?", in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS'09), London, UK, 2009. (Extended Paper)(<20% acceptance rate)
Miscellaneous
SIGGROUP 2010   Xing, X., Gartrell, M., Beach, A., Han, R., Lv, Q., Mishra, S., Saeda, K., "Enhancing Group Recommendation by Incorporating Social Relationship Interactions", in Proceedings of the 2010 International ACM SIGGROUP conference on Supporting Group Work (SIGGROUP'10), Sanibel Island, US, 2010.