Mingming Zha

Mingming Zha

I am a third-year M.E. student in the Institution of Information Engineering at Chinese Academy of Sciences in Fall 2016 and my advisor is Prof. Kai Chen. And I am honored to work with Prof. Xiaofeng Wang and become a member of System Security Lab, Indiana University . Before that, I received my B.E. degree from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2016 and had spent about 2 years in doing research with Prof. Wei Wang.

My work has been published in top-tier security conferences (such as IEEE S&P, CCS), and has generated real-world impact as countermeasures.

My main research interests include Mobile Security, AI Security, Software Security, Program Analysis.


09/2016 - Now Chinese Academy of Sciences, Master in Cyber Security

09/2012 - 06/2016 Beijing Jiaotong University, Bachelor in Information Security


[1] Yi Chen, Mingming Zha, Nan Zhang, Dandan Xu, Qianqian Zhao, Xuan Feng, Kan Yuan, Ya Su, Yuan Tian, Kai Chen, Xiaofeng Wang, Wei Zou, “Demystifying Hidden Privacy Settings in Mobile Apps”, IEEE S&P’19, 2019. [PDF] (Accepted)

[2] Tongxin Li, Xueqiang Wang, Mingming Zha, Kai Chen, XiaoFeng Wang, Luyi Xing, Xiaolong Bai, Nan Zhang, Xinhui Han,“Unleashing the Walking Dead: Understanding Cross-App Remote Infections on Mobile WebViews”, CCS’17, 2017. [PDF] [Demo]

[3] Yeonjoon Lee, Tongxin Li, Nan Zhang, Soteris Demetriou, Mingming Zha, XiaoFeng Wang, Kai Chen, Xiaoyong Zhou, Xinhui Han and Michael Grace, “Ghost Installer in the Shadow: Security Analysis of App Installation on Android”, DSN’17, 2017. [PDF]

[4] Mingming Zha, Wei Wang,“A system of monitoring and protecting Android privacy leakage”, CTCIS’15 , 2015. (In Chinese) [PDF]

Keynote Talks

[1] 2015 4th National Summit Forum on Network Security: A system of monitoring Android privacy leakage. (XDef 2015)

[2] 2015 9th Chinese Conference on Trusted Computing and Information Security (CTCIS 2015)

Selected Awards

  • The National Scholarship (Top 1%).
  • The Merit Student (Top 2%).
  • The 1st Class Prize Scholarship (Top 2%).
  • The 1st Class Prize in 8th National College Information Security Contest(Top 4% 30/774).
  • The National Encouragement scholarship (Top 5%).
  • The Outstanding Student (Top 15%).