Zhuo Zhang  张倬


Ph.D. student
Department of Computer Science
College of Science
Purdue University

I am a second year Ph.D. student at Purdue University, advised by Professor Xiangyu Zhang. I previously obtained my B.S.E. degree with Zhiyuan Honours from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2018.

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My research interest mainly lies in software engineering and program analysis, especially for native code without sources.

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  • Probabilistic Disassembly
    Kenneth Miller, Yonghwi Kwon, Yi Sun, Zhuo Zhang, Xiangyu Zhang, Zhiqiang Lin
    Proceedings of the 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2019)
    Montréal, QC, Canada, May 2019
  • BDA: Practical Dependence Analysis for Binary Executables by Unbiased Whole-Program Path Sampling and Per-Path Abstract Interpretation
    SPLASH 2019 OOPSLA, Athens, Greece, October 2019 [slides]
    Renmin University of China, Beijing, China, November 2019 [slides]
  • Hello World: A Brief Introduction to Capture-The-Flag
    Renmin University of China, Beijing, China, November 2019 [slides]

Academic Awards

  • OOPSLA 2019 Distinguished Paper Award, ACM SIGPLAN, October 2019
  • ACM Student Travel Award, ACM SIGPLAN Professional Activities Committee, October 2019
  • Natinoal Scholarship in Cyber Security ($5,000), China Internet Development Foundation, November 2017
  • Natinoal Scholarship (Top 2%), Ministry of Education of China, November 2016

Selected Capture-The-Flag (CTF)

  • 1st place at the 40th IEEE S&P Celebration Scavenger Hunt
  • 4th place (a*0*e) at DEFCON CTF 2018
  • 3rd place (a*0*e) at DEFCON CTF 2017
  • Sub-reviewer
  • International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), 2019

August 2018 - Present

Mentor: Xiangyu Zhang
Research Assistant: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

August 2017 - June 2019

Mentor: Anton Kochkov
Collaborator: radeco-lib ( ★)
Radare2-based binary analysis framework

June 2016 - July 2017

Mentor: Sen Nie
Research Intern: Keen Security Lab of Tencent, Shanghai, China
FREE-FALL: HACKING TESLA FROM WIRELESS TO CAN BUS
[ video demo | writeup | slides ]