Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at Austin
Office: GDC 6.504D
Email: yxu AT cs DOT utexas DOT edu
I passed my PhD defense in July 2016. I have worked with Professor Emmett Witchel on operating systems and security. I also collaborate with Professor Vitaly Shmatikov. I received my Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2011. I previously worked at Facebook, Microsoft Research and Google for summer internships.
Ryoan: A Distributed Sandbox for Untrusted Computation on Secret Data
Tyler Hunt, Zhiting Zhu, Yuanzhong Xu, Simon Peter, Emmett Witchel
in The 12th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
(OSDI), Savannah, GA, November 2016.
Jay Lepreau Best Paper Award
Sego: Pervasive Trusted Metadata for Efficiently Verified Untrusted System Services [pdf]
Youngjin Kwon, Alan M. Dunn, Michael Z. Lee, Owen S. Hofmann, Yuanzhong Xu, Emmett Witchel
in The 21st International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
(ASPLOS), Atlanta, GA, April 2016.
Earp: Principled Storage, Sharing, and Protection for Mobile Apps [pdf] [slides pdf keynote]
Yuanzhong Xu, Tyler Hunt, Youngjin Kwon, Martin Georgiev, Vitaly Shmatikov, Emmett Witchel
in The 13th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation
(NSDI), Santa Clara, CA, March 2016.
Controlled-Channel Attacks: Deterministic Side Channels for Untrusted Operating Systems [pdf] [slides pdf pptx]
Yuanzhong Xu, Weidong Cui, Marcus Peinado
in The 36th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
(S&P Oakland), San Jose, CA, May 2015.
Maxoid: Transparently Confining Mobile Applications with Custom Views of State [pdf] [slides pdf keynote]
Yuanzhong Xu, Emmett Witchel
in The 10th ACM European Conference on Computer Systems
(EuroSys), Bordeaux, France, April 2015.
Application-Deﬁned Decentralized Access Control [pdf] [slides pdf keynote] [code]
Yuanzhong Xu, Alan M. Dunn, Owen S. Hofmann, Michael Z. Lee, Syed Akbar Mehdi, Emmett Witchel
in USENIX Annual Technical Conference
(USENIX ATC), Philadelphia, PA, June 2014.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Machine: Protecting Privacy with Ephemeral Channels [pdf]
Alan M. Dunn, Michael Z. Lee, Suman Jana, Sangman Kim, Mark Silberstein, Yuanzhong Xu, Vitaly Shmatikov, Emmett Witchel
in The 10th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation
(OSDI), Hollywood, CA, October 2012.
Runner-up for 2013 Privacy Enhancing Technology award: [link]
Lower Bound for Node Buffer Size in Intermittently Connected Wireless Networks
Xinbing Wang, Tuo Yu, Yuanzhong Xu
in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
(TPDS), Volume 24, Issue 4, April 2013.
Fundamental Lower Bound for Node Buffer Size in Intermittently Connected Wireless Networks
Yuanzhong Xu, Xinbing Wang
in The 30th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
(INFOCOM), Shanghai, China, April 2011.
|Summer 2014||Microsoft Research|
|Fall 2015||Guest lectures for CS371M Mobile Computing|
|Fall 2014||TA for CS380L Advanced Operating Systems|
|Spring 2012||TA for CS324E Elements of Graphics and Visualization|
|Fall 2011||TA for CS314 Data Structures|
|Fall 2015||STA380||Math Statistics|
|Fall 2013||EE382N.1||Computer Architecture|
|Fall 2012||CS380S||Secure Systems|
|Spring 2012||CS391L||Machine Learning|
|Spring 2012||CS388||Natural Language Processing|
|Fall 2011||CS380D||Distributed Computing|
|Fall 2011||CS386W||Wireless Networking|