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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 Infomration Security

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

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 Intern at Information Engineering Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 06/2017-05/2018

  • Implemented a public lattice-based cryptography algorithm for online data privacy

  • 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

  • Publications

    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 2017)
    Jinan, China, Oct. 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 29, 2018

    TA Experience

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