Northwestern S&P Group

Northwestern Security and Privacy Group has a group of faculty & researchers working on software/system security, network security, AI security, cryptography, and data privacy. The group frequently published research outcomes at top-tier academic conferences (CCS/IEEE S&P/USENIX Security/NDSS). The group is also frequently invited to talk at flagship security summits, such as BlackHat and DEFCON. In addition to the group of faculty, Northwestern Security and Privacy Group also supervises a world-class CTF team. Our researchers and PhD students also participate in the security contests such as DEFCON CTF Final and Pwn2Own. Our faculty and PhD students also received presitigous awards (such as NSF CAREER Award, DoD Young Investigator Award, DOE Early CAREER Award, Microsoft/Amazon Research awards etc.).


May 23, 2022 Our PhD and pre-doc students (Zhenpeng Lin, Yuhang Wu, Yueqi Chen) will present their research work ‚Äď GREBE ‚Äď at the IEEE S&P (San Francisco) on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
May 19, 2022 TUTELARY pwned the latest version of Ubuntu in Pwn2Own

selected publications

    Playing for K(H)eaps: Understanding and Improving Linux Kernel Exploit Reliability
    Zeng, Kyle, Chen, Yueqi, Cho, Haehyun, Xing, Xinyu, Doupé, Adam, Shoshitaishvili, Yan, and Bao, Tiffany
    In 31st USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 22) 2022
  2. S&P
    GREBE: Unveiling Exploitation Potential for Linux Kernel Bugs
    Lin, Zhenpeng, Chen, Yueqi, Wu, Yuhang, Yu, Chensheng, Mu, Dongliang, Xing, Xinyu, and Li, Kang
    In Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2022
  3. NDSS
    An In-depth Analysis of Duplicated Linux Kernel Bug Reports
    Mu, Dongliang, Wu, Yuhang, Chen, Yueqi, Lin, Zhenpeng, Yu, Chensheng, Xing, Xinyu, and Wang, Gang
    In Proceedings 2022 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2022
  4. CCS
    Proving UNSAT in Zero Knowledge
    Luo, Ning, Antonopoulos, Timos, Harris, William, Piskac, Ruzica, Tromer, Eran, and Wang, Xiao
    In Proceedings of the 2022 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security 2022
    ppSAT: Towards Two-Party Private SAT Solving
    Luo, Ning, Judson, Samuel, Antonopoulos, Timos, Piskac, Ruzica, and Wang, Xiao
    In 31st USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 22) Aug 2022
  6. CVPR
    Federated Class-Incremental Learning
    Dong, Jiahua, Wang, Lixu, Fang, Zhen, Sun, Gan, Xu, Shichao, Wang, Xiao, and Zhu, Qi
    In IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022 Aug 2022
  7. TDSC
    EXGEN: Cross-platform, Automated Exploit Generation for Smart Contract Vulnerabilities
    Jin, Ling, Cao, Yinzhi, Chen, Yan, Zhang, Di, and Campanoni, Simone
    IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing Aug 2022
    CARAT CAKE: Replacing Paging via Compiler/Kernel Cooperation
    Suchy, Brian, Ghosh, Souradip, Kersnar, Drew, Chai, Siyuan, Huang, Zhen, Nelson, Aaron, Cuevas, Michael, Bernat, Alex, Chaudhary, Gaurav, Hardavellas, Nikos, Campanoni, Simone, and Dinda, Peter
    In Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems Aug 2022