Mu Zhang
    Assistant Professor
    University of Utah

    muzhang [at] cs [dot] utah [dot] edu

    Office: MEB 2168

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at University of Utah. Previously, I was a Postdoc at Cornell University. Before that, I was a Research Staff Member at NEC Labs America.

My research interests lie in several aspects of Computer Security. Particularly, I am interested in developing tools using all types of techniques (e.g., program analysis, machine learning, data mining, etc.) to detect, diagnose and address security problems of software systems in different domains, including but not limited to mobile systems, cyber-physical systems and enterprise IT systems.

Job Openings

I have several RA openings available. I'm looking for Ph.D. students and other talented, highly motivated students to join my group. If you are interested, please feel free to drop me an email!

  • 5/2021: Our proposal for detecting the vulnerabilities in scientific computing infrastructures was funded by NSF. Thank you NSF!
  • 2/2021: I'm serving on the programming committee of ACSAC 2021. Please consider submitting your work!
  • 7/2020: Our proposal for a transparent and context-aware approach to AI security education was funded by NSF
  • 7/2020: I'm serving on the program committee of ASIACCS 2021. 
  • 1/2020: Our paper "APTrace: A Responsive System for Agile Enterprise Level Causality Analysis" is accepted in ICDE 2020 
  • 10/2019: Our paper "Duet: An Expressive Higher-order Language and Linear Type System for Statically Enforcing Differential Privacy" won the ACM SIGPLAN Distinguished Paper Award at OOPSLA