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Yang, Wei

Wei Yang

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • B.S., Software Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Research Interests:

  • Software Engineering
  • Security
  • Adversarial Machine Learning

Major Honors and Awards:

  • Qualcomm Innovation Fellow, 2016
  • Illinois Cyber Security Scholar, 2015-2017

Representative Publications:

  • SemRegex: A Semantics-Based Approach for Generating Regular Expressions from Natural Language Specifications. In EMNLP, 2018
  • Property Inference Attacks on Deep Neural Networks using Permutation Invariant Representations. In CCS, 2018
  • EnMobile: Entity-based Characterization and Analysis of Mobile Malware. In ICSE, 2018
  • AppContext: Differentiating Malicious and Benign Mobile App Behaviors Using Context. In ICSE, 2015
  • WHYPER: Towards Automating Risk Assessment of Mobile Applications. In USENIX Security, 2013

Notable Service:

  • Organizing Committee Member, ASE 2017
  • PC Member, Artifact Evaluation, ISSTA, 2016-2018, OOPSLA 2016, ECOOP, 2015
  • Student PC Member, IEEE S&P 2016, EuroSys 2016

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