I am a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the department of Computer Science of NC State University, doing research in the field of smartphone security and cloud security. I am very fortunate to be advised by Dr. Xuxian Jiang (main advisor) and Dr. Peng Ning.
News: I am currently on job market and looking for a researcher or engineer position in related fields.
Wu Zhou, Xinwen Zhang, Xuxian Jiang, "AppInk: Watermarking Android Apps for Repackaging Deterrence," (full paper) Proceedings of the 8th ACM Symposium on InformAtion, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS 2013), Hangzhou, China, May 2013 (16.2%).
Wu Zhou, Yajin Zhou, Michael Grace, Xuxian Jiang, Shihong Zou, "Fast, Scalable Detection of Piggybacked Mobile Applications," Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2013), San Antonio, TX, February 2013 (22.4%). Received Best Paper Award
Michael Grace, Wu Zhou, Xuxian Jiang and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, "Unsafe Exposure Analysis of Mobile In-App Advertisements," Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec 2012), Tucson, Arizona, April 2012. Received Best Paper Award
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Wu Zhou, Yajin Zhou, Xuxian Jiang, Peng Ning, "DroidMOSS: Detecting Repackaged Smartphone Applications in Third-Party Android Marketplaces," Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2012), San Antonio, TX, February 2012 (18.6%). Received Best Paper Award
Yajin Zhou, Zhi Wang, Wu Zhou, Xuxian Jiang, "Hey, You, Get off of My Market: Detecting Malicious Apps in Official and Alternative Android Markets," Proceedings of the 19th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2012), San Diego, CA, February 2012 (17.8%).
Wu Zhou, Peng Ning, Catherine Zhang, Glenn Ammons, Ruowen Wang, Vasanth Bala, "Always up-to-date: Scalable Offline Patching of VM Images in a Compute Cloud," Proceedings of the 26th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2010), Austin, TX, December 2010 (accepting rate 17.2%).
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