Chengyu Song

PhD Student
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

Room 3110, Klaus Advance Computing Building
Georgia Institute of Technology
266 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0765


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About Me

I am a 5th year PhD student in School of Computer Science, College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Currently I am supervised by Prof. Wenke Lee and am a member of Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC). Before coming to Georgia Tech, I finished my Master degree in Engineering Research Center of Information Security (ERCIS), Institute of Computer Science and Technology (ICST) at Peking University. I did my Bachelor's in Computer Science as a member of Yuanpei Pilot Program (now known as Yuanpei College) at Peking University. I am also a full member of the Honeynet Project.

Research Interets

My current research focuses on system security, with a special focus on OS security. And I have been working on malware (including web-based malware) analysis and prevention for several years. I am also interested in program analysis, operating system and compiler technology.


"A11y Attacks: Exploiting Accessibility in Operating Systems"
Yeongjin Jang, Chengyu Song, Simon P. Chung, Tielei Wang, and Wenke Lee
In Proceedings of The 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'14), Scottsdale, AZ, November 2014 (to appear). [pdf]

"Mimesis Aegis: A Mimicry Privacy Shield"
Billy Lau, Pak Ho Chung, Chengyu Song, Yeongjin Jang, Wenke Lee, and Alexandra Boldyreva
In Proceedings of The 23rd USENIX Security Symposium (Security'14), San Diego, CA, August 2014. [pdf]

"Diagnosis and Emergency Patch Generation for Integer Overflow Exploits"
Tielei Wang, Chengyu Song, and Wenke Lee
In Proceedings of The 11th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA'14), Egham, London, UK, July 2014.

"Impeding Automated Malware Analysis with Environment-sensitive Malware"
Chengyu Song, Paul Royal and Wenke Lee
In Proceedings of The 7th USENIX conference on Hot topics in Security (HotSec'12), Bellevue, WA, USA, August 2012. [pdf]

"Preventing Drive-by Download via Inter-Module Communication Monitoring"
Chengyu Song, Jianwei Zhuge, Xinhui Han and Zhiyuan Ye
In Proceedings of The 15th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS 2010), Beijing, China, April 2010. [pdf]

"Studying Malicious Websites and the Undergrounding Economy on the Chinese Web"
Jianwei Zhuge, Thorsen Holz, Chengyu Song, Jinpeng Guo, Xinhui Hand and Wei Zou
In Proceedings of The 7th Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2008), Hanover, NH, June, 2008. [pdf]

"Collecting Autonomous Spreading Malware Using High-interaction Honeypot"
Jianwei Zhuge, Thorsen Holz, Xinhui Han, Chengyu Song and Wei Zou
In Proceedings of The 9th International Conference on Information and Communications Security (ICICS 2007), Zhengzhou, China, Dec 2007. [pdf]

Professional Experience

Samsung Research America, Knox Team (Research Intern) [May 2014 - Aug 2014]
Mentor: Ahmed Moneeb Azab
Project: Coming Soon

Samsung Telecommunications America, Knox Team (Engineer Intern) [May 2013 - Aug 2013]
Mentor: Ahmed Moneeb Azab
Project: Hypervisor on ARM based smartphones

Microsoft Research, Redmond (Research Intern) [May 2012 - Aug 2012]
Mentor: Weidong Cui
Project: Coming Soon

Microsoft Research, eXetreme Computing Group (Research Intern) [May 2011 - Aug 2011]
Mentor: Himanshu Raj
Project: Trusted Passage