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Zhu, Sencun 

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering &
College of Information Sciences and Technology
The Pennsylvania State University

338F Information Sciences and Technology Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814)-865-0995
FAX:   (814)-865-3176
Email:  szhu  (AT)  cse.psu.edu

Fall 2016 Office Hour:2-4pm,Wed.

 

Biography & Research
Sencun Zhu received the B.S. degree in Precision Instruments from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1996 and the M.S. degree in Signal Processing from University of Science and Technology of China, Graduate School at Beijing,  in 1999. He received the PhD degree in Information Technology from George Mason University in 2004.

His research interests include network and systems security and software security. Currently he is working on issues related to ad hoc and sensor network security, cellphone security, and security and privacy in online social networks. His research is funded by NSF and ARL. He is a member of the Networking and Security Research Center and is also affiliated with the Cyber Security Lab.

 

Current Teaching

Recent Professional Activities

  • TPC Member:          Infocom 2016, 2016, WiSec 2016, ACM CodaSpy 2015, ESORICS 2016, Securecomm 2016.
  • Associate Editor:     ICST Transactions on Security and Safety (2009-), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC, 2015-)

Recent Publications (a complete list)

 

         L. Luo, Y. Fu, D. Wu, S. Zhu and P. Liu. Repackage-proofing Android Apps. Proceedings of The 46th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2016.

         Z. Xie, S. Zhu, Q.Li and W. Wang. You Can Promote, But You Canít Hide: Large-Scale Abused App Detection in Mobile App Stores. To appear in Proceedings of Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), 2016.

         H. Huang, S. Zhu, K. Chen and P. Liu. From System Services Freezing to System Server Shutdown in Android: All You Need Is a Loop in an Application. Proceedings of the 22th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2015.

         X. Chen and S. Zhu. DroidJust: Automated Functionality-Aware Privacy Leakage Analysis for Android Applications. Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), 2015.

         Z. Xie and S. Zhu. AppWatcher: Unveiling the Underground Market of Trading Mobile App Reviews. Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), 2015.

          

Students & Visiting Scholars:

  • Current:    Yuanyi Sun(PhD), Sha Liu(PhD), Lupin Yuan(PhD, co-advise with Peng Liu), Mshabab Alrizah(PhD, co-advise with Xinyu Xing)
  • Graduated:  Chu Huang (PhD), Heqing Huang(PhD, co-advise with Peng Liu, IBM TJ Watson), Xin Chen (PhD,Google), Zhen Xie (PhD, Paypal), Ying Chen (PhD, co-advise with Heng Xu, Paypal),†† Fangfang Zhang (PhD, FireEye), Zhi Xu (PhD, Palo Alto Networks), Wei Xu (PhD, Palo Alto Networks), Yi Yang (PhD, FontBonne University), Xinran Wang (PhD, Shapes Security), Liang Xie (PhD, Broadcom), Hung-yuan Hsu (PhD, co-advise with Ali Hurson, Samsung Mobile), Leonel Bueno (MS, Deloitte), Oh Young-Hyun (MS, now PhD@NCSU), Nazneen Irani(MS, co-advise, Deloitte), Ashwin Chaugule (MS, Qualcom), Lei Zhang (MS).
  • Visiting scholars:Xing Liu( Beijing Jiaotong University), Yongzhong He (Beijing Jiaotong University, 2014-2015),Xiaochuan Shi (Wuhan University, 2013-2014), Quanlong Guan (Jinan University, 2012-2013), Wenping Chen (Renmin University, 2008-2009, China), Zhengdao Zhang (Jiangnan University, 2010-2011), Tianzhen Chen (BIT, 2009-2011).

Essays:  (in Chinese)