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Ph.D. Student
Computer Science
Address: Thomas M. Siebel Center, 201 North Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801-2302

About Me

I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) . I am advised by Dr. Gang Wang.

My primary research interests are network security and privacy, and its intersection areas with machine learning.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 08/2019-present
Ph.D. in Computer Science

Virginia Tech, 08/2018-08/2019
Ph.D. in Computer Science

Johns Hopkins University, 08/2016-12/2017
M.S. in Information Security

University of Washington Seattle, 08/2011-06/2015
B.S. in Information Science


Throwing Darts in the Dark? Detecting Bots with Limited Data using Neural Data Augmentation
Steve T.K. Jan, Qingying Hao, Tianrui Hu, Jiameng Pu, Sonal Oswal, Gang Wang, Bimal Viswanath
Proceedings of The 41st IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE SP)
San Francisco, CA, May 2020.

Neural Cryptanalysis: Metrics, Methodology, and Applications in CPS Ciphers
Ya Xiao, Qingying Hao, Danfeng Yao
Proceedings of The IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing (IDSC)
Hangzhou, China, November 2019.

The Research and Application of Enterprises' Dynamic Risk Monitoring and Assessment Model Based on Related Time Series
Yuqing Yu, Qingying Hao, Ping Hao
Proceedings of The Chinese Automation Congress & Intelligent Manufacturing International Conference (CAC)
Jinan, China, October 2017.

Research and Application of Intelligent Electronic Risk Monitoring Model
Ping Hao, Zhou Zheng, Qingying Hao, Yuqing Yu
Journal of Zhejiang University of Technology, March 2018.

Research Experience

Research Assisstant at Computer Science Departmeent, Virginia Tech, 09/2018-08/2019

  • Online mutating bots detection using deep learning algorithms, Transfer Learning methods and Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)

  • Research Assisstant at Information Security Institute, Johns Hopkins University, 06/2016-10/2016

  • Identified new phishing indicators that would impact users’ cognition on phishing emails and implemented data analysis framework for users' behaviors

  • TA Experience

    CS 4524: Network Architecture Programming, Fall 2018
    CS 1114: Introduction to Software Design, Fall 2018