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Cong Tang (唐聪)

Networked System Research Group
Institute of Software, School of EECS
Peking University
Beijing 100871, P. R. China

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I am a fourth year Ph.D candidate advised by Prof. Zhong Chen in the School of EECS at Peking University.

From January 2009 to April 2010, I am a visiting researcher at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, working closely with my adviser Prof. Keith W. Ross and Prof. Nitesh Saxena.

My research interests include online social networks and networked systems.

Selected Publications

  • On the Privacy of Peer-Assisted Distribution of Security Patches
    Di Wu, Cong Tang, Prithula Dhungel, Nitesh Saxena, Keith Ross
    in IEEE P2P'10, Delft, Netherlands, Aug. 2010.

  • What’s in a Name: A Study of Names, Gender Inference, and Gender Behavior in Facebook
    Cong Tang, Keith Ross, Nitesh Saxena and Ruichuan Chen
    PKU/NYU-POLY Technical Report, 2010.

  • An Adjacency Matrixes-based Model for Network Security Analysis
    Anming Xie, Cong Tang, Zhuhua Cai, Jianbin Hu and Zhong Chen
    in ICC'10, Camp town, South Africa, May. 2010.

  • Evaluating Network Security with Two-layer Attack Graphs
    Anming Xie, Zhuhua Cai, Cong Tang, Jianbin Hu, Zhong Chen
    in ACSAC'09, Hawaii, USA, Dec. 2009.

  • Privacy of Peer-Assisted Security Patch Distribution
    Di Wu, Cong Tang, Prithula Dhungel, Nitesh Saxena, Keith Ross
    in ICNP'09 Poster Session, Princeton, USA, Oct. 2009.

  • Phagocytes: A Holistic Defense and Protection Against Active P2P Worms
    Ruichuan Chen, Eng Keong Lua, Jon Crowcroft, Cong Tang, Liyong Tang and Zhong Chen
    in NSDI'09 Poster Session, Boston, USA, Apr. 2009.

  • A Holistic Mechanism Against File Pollution in Peer-to-Peer Networks
    Zhuhua Cai, Ruichuan Chen, Jianqiao Feng, Cong Tang, Zhong Chen and Jianbin Hu
    in SAC'09, Hawaii, USA, Mar. 2009.

  • Securing Key Issuing in Peer-to-Peer Networks
    Cong Tang, Ruichuan Chen, Zhuhua Cai, Anmin Xie, Jianbin Hu, Liyong Tang and Zhong Chen
    in SAC'09 Poster Session, Hawaii, USA, Mar. 2009.

Professional Services

  • ACM and IEEE Student Member
  • TPC member of CCNC 11, CCNC 10 Workshop on Social Networking
  • Reviewer of Elsevier COMNET, COMCOM, JPDC, SocialCom 10, TrustCom 09, ICDCS 08, IAW 07

Last updated: Dec 10 2010