Xinyu Xing

College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0765

Office: Rm 3110, Klaus Advanced Computing
E-mail: xinyu dot xing at cc dot gatech dot edu

About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate working with Wenke Lee and Nick Feamster in School of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology. Before Joining College of Computing, I worked with Richard Han, Shivakant Mishra and Xue Liu (McGill) in the department of Computer Science at university of Colorado at Boulder.


Computer Security, Data Mining, Networking

Software Release

Security in Online Video Chat Systems Project website: Download SafeVchat 0.3
Anti-censorship Project website: Download Filter Bubble 0.6.2

Selected Publications

WWW 2015   Xing, X. , Meng, W., Lee, B., Weinsberg, U., Perdisci, R., Sheth, A., Lee, W., "Unraveling the Relationship Between Ad-Injecting Browser Extensions and Malvertising", in Proceedings of the 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Florence, Italy, May 2015.
CCS 2014   Meng, W., Xing, X. , Sheth, A., Weinsberg, U., Lee, W., "Your Online Interests - Pwned! A Pollution Attack Against Targeted Advertising", in Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Scottsdale, Arizona, November 2014.
PAM 2014   Xing, X., Meng, W., Doozan, D., Feamster, N., Lee, W., Snoeren, A.,"Exposing Inconsistent Web Search Results with Bobble", in Proceedings of the 2014 Passive and Active Measurement (PAM) Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 2014. (Press release: Metro News, Saturday Paper)
USENIX Security 2013   Xing, X., Meng, W., Doozan, D., Snoeren, A., Feamster, N., Lee, W., "Take This Personally: Pollution Attacks on Personalized Services", in Proceedings of the 22nd USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security'13), Washington, DC, US, 2013.
Blackhat Europe 2013   Xing, X., "Bobble", (Blackhat Europe'13), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013. (Arsenal)
CU-Tech-Rep 2010   Xing, X., Dang, J., Han, R., Liu, X., Mishra, S., "Intrusions into Privacy in Video Chat Environments: Attacks and Countermeasures", University of Colorado at Boulder, Technical Report CU-CS-1068-10. (Press release: The New York Times, Slashdot, Yahoo News, PC World, etc.)
Internet Safety
TKDE 2014   Hanqiang Cheng, Xinyu Xing, Xue Liu, Qin Lv, "ISC: An Iterative Social based Classifier for Adult Account Detection on Twitter" IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2014. (To appear)
TOIT 2013   Yu-Li Liang, Xinyu Xing, Hanqiang Cheng, Jianxun Dang, Sui Huang, Richard Han, Xue Liu, Qin Lv, Shivakant Mishra, "SafeVchat: A System for Obscene Content Detection in Online Video Chat Services" ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 12, Issue 4, Jul. 2013.
Mobisys 2012   Tian, L., Ahn, J., Cheng, H., Xing, X., Liang, Y., Mishra, S., Chu, D., Liu, X., "MVChat: Flasher Detection for Mobile Video Chat" in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (Mobisys'12), Lake District, UK, 2012. (demo)
SIGKDD 2012   Xing, X., Liang, Y., Huang, S., Cheng, H., Han, R., Lv, Q., Liu, X., Mishra, S., Zhu, Y., "Scalable Misbehavior Detection in Online Video Chat Services", in Proceedings of the 18th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD'12), Beijing, China, 2012.
WSDM 2012   Cheng, H., Liang, Y., Xing, X., Han, R., Liu, X., Lv, Q., Mishra, S., "Efficient Misbehaving User Detection in Online Video Chat Services", in Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Date Mining (WSDM'12), Seattle, US, 2012. (~20% acceptance rate)
WWW 2011   Xing, X., Liang, Y., Cheng, H., Dang, J., Han, R., Liu, X., Lv, Q., Mishra, S., "SafeVchat: Detecting Obscene Content and Misbehaving Users in Online Video Chat Services", in Proceedings of the 20th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'11), Hyderabad, IND, 2011. (<13% acceptance rate) (Press release: MIT Technology Review, NewScientist, CBC News, etc.)
INFOCOM 2011   Xing, X., Dang, J., Mishra, S., Liu, X., "A Highly Scalable Bandwidth Estimation of Commercial Hotspot Access Points", in Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'11), Shanghai, CHN, 2011. (<16% acceptance rate)
HOTMOBILE 2010   Beach, A., Gartrell, M., Xing, X., Han, R., Lv, Q., Mishra, S., Saeda, K., "Fusing Mobile, Sensor and Social Data to Fully Enable Context-Aware Computing", in Proceedings of the 11th ACM Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HOTMOBILE'10), Annapolis, US, 2010.
INFOCOM 2010   Xing, X., Mishra, S., Liu, X., "ARBOR: Hang Together rather than Hang Separately in 802.11 WiFi Networks", in Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'10), San Diego, US, 2010. (<18% acceptance rate)
MASCOTS 2009   Xing, X., Mishra, S., "Where is the Tight Link in a Home Wireless Broadband Environment?", in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS'09), London, UK, 2009. (Extended Paper)(<20% acceptance rate)
SIGGROUP 2010   Xing, X., Gartrell, M., Beach, A., Han, R., Lv, Q., Mishra, S., Saeda, K., "Enhancing Group Recommendation by Incorporating Social Relationship Interactions", in Proceedings of the 2010 International ACM SIGGROUP conference on Supporting Group Work (SIGGROUP'10), Sanibel Island, US, 2010.