Peng Gao


Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical Engineering
Princeton University
Office: F310 P2, Engineering Quadrangle
Email: pgao [at] princeton [dot] edu

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I am a Ph.D. student in Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, starting in September 2013. I am co-advised by Prof. Prateek Mittal and Prof. Sanjeev R. Kulkarni.

I received B.E degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (with the Highest Distinction) from University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in June 2013.


I am broadly interested in computer security and systems research. My current interests include the domains of systems security (audit logging and forensics for Advanced Persistent Threat attacks; see my papers at USENIX ATC'18, USENIX Security'18), trustworthy social systems (Sybil attacks and defenses; see my papers at ACM CCS'15, MIS2'18, IEEE CNS'18), software security (security analysis of Android apps; papers in submission), and cloud security (cloud-based fraud detection; papers in submission).

I enjoy building secure systems to solve real-world problems. My work has been adopted by companies like Microsoft, NEC Laboratories America, and Facebook.



Work Experience

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Princeton University

Teaching Assistant, Shanghai Jiao Tong University



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I play basketball, ping pong, and board games. I enjoy singing, swimming, and traveling.