Ph.D. Positions in Computer Security at HKUST

Dr. Shuai Wang will join the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as an Assistant Professor in 2019. He is recruiting multiple Ph.D. students starting from 2019 Fall. Students will be working on exciting research projects in computer security.

Shuai Wang is broadly interested in computer security and specializes in binary code analysis, software security, and low-level security techniques. His recent research projects include binary code reverse engineering, malware detection, software exploitation, side channel attack, advanced greybox fuzzing, and security issues on emerging platforms such as deep learning systems. He has published in a series of top tier Computer Security and Software Systems venues such as USENIX Security, IEEE Euro S&P, ICSE, ASE, etc. One of his binary reverse engineering work, Reassemble Disassembling, has been adopted and enhanced by two teams among the seven finalists in the 2016 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) competition.

Any candidates majored in CS/EE or related with strong interest in computer security are encouraged to apply, but applicant's experience in computer security is not required. Candidates with background on binary reverse engineering, computer systems, and compilers, or with good programming skills will receive prior consideration, but the requirement is also not mandatory. The admitted students will receive full financial supports.

This year HKUST is ranked 37th regarding QS World University Rankings, and the CSE department is ranked 14th in the Subject of Computer Science and Information Systems. The university campus is a bit remote from Central Hong Kong, locating in a very beautiful bay area. Please contact Dr. Shuai Wang if you are interested. His homepage is, and his email is shuaiw AT