shuai Shuai Wang

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Office: Room 3512 (via lifts 25, 26)

E-mail: shuaiw at

Shuai Wang is an Assistant Professor at CSE, HKUST since 2019. Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the AST lab at ETH Zurich. He received his Ph.D. from Penn State University, and B.S. from Peking University.

I belong to both the Cybersecurity group and the Software Engineering and Programming Languages group at HKUST.

My research focuses on Computer Security and Software Engineering.

  Two postdoctoral fellow openings on:
  •   1) binary code analysis, including reverse engineering, exploitation, and hardening,
  •   2) privacy-enhancing techniques (PET), particularly on federated learning attack vectors and enhancement,
  are avaliable from now on. Salary would be competitive.
  Please send me an email to discuss the job details.
  The positions are open until they are filled.


  • COMP3632: Principles of Cybersecurity (Spring 2022)
  • COMP3632: Principles of Cybersecurity (Fall 2021)
  • COMP3632: Principles of Cybersecurity (Spring 2021)
  • COMP6613C: Topics in Computer Security and Privacy (Spring 2021)
  • COMP3632: Principles of Cybersecurity (Fall 2020)
  • COMP3632: Principles of Cybersecurity (Fall 2019)
  • COMP4971A: Independent Work on Software Fuzz Testing (Fall 2019)

Current Team Members

Ph.D. Students

  • Zhibo Liu (2019 Fall)
  • Huaijin Wang (2019 Fall)
  • Pingchuan Ma (2020 Fall)
  • Yuanyuan Yuan (2020 Fall)
  • Yanzuo Chen (2021 Fall)
  • Zhenlan Ji (2021 Fall)
  • Zongjie Li (2021 Fall)
  • Wai Kin WONG (2021 Fall)
  • Dongwei Xiao (2021 Fall)
  • Dong Chen (2022 Fall) Co-advised with Prof. Wei Wang
  • Yichen Li (2022 Fall)
  • Hongyi Lu (2022 Fall) Co-advised with Prof. Fengwei Zhang

MPhil Students


  • Zhaoyu Wang (2022 Summer UG@Tongji University) Co-advised with Pingchuan Ma and Pang Qi.
  • Qi Wu (2022 Summer UG@HKUST) Co-advised with Zongjie Li.

Former Students

  • Qi Pang (MPhil @ CSE HKUST). 2020-2022. Thesis: Testing Models Solving Markov Decision Processes. Ph.D. student @ CMU.
  • Wai Kin WONG (MPhil @ CSE HKUST). 2019-2021. Thesis on software security. Ph.D. student @ HKUST.
  • Kun Hung LUNG (MPhil @ CSE HKUST). Thesis on systems security. 2019-2021. Engineer @ a start-up cybersecurity company.
  • Wei Chen (MPhil @ CSE HKUST). 2019-2021. Thesis on systems security. RA @ HKUST.
  • Wangkai Jin (UG @ CSE UNottingham Ningbo). 2021 Summer intern on AI privacy projects. MSCS student @ Duke University.
  • Yujie Wang (UG @ CSE HKUST). 2020-2021 Thesis: Privacy-Preserving Security Analysis. Ph.D. student @ Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Xirui Nie (UG @ Fudan University). 2020 Summer intern on compiler & OS security projects. Ph.D. student @ CUHK.
  • Reiff Loris (UG @ ETH Zurich, co-advised with Prof. Zhendong Su). Thesis: Context-Aware Obfuscation: A Step Towards Defeating Adversary Symbolic Analysis. Continued Masters study @ ETH Zurich.
  • Nguyen Andy (UG @ ETH Zurich, co-advised with Prof. Zhendong Su). Thesis: Detecting Vulnerabilities in Real-World Software with Fuzz Testing. Information Security Engineer @ Google.


Program committees

  • 2023: IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, ESEC/FSE, PoPETs/PETS, PRDC
  • 2022: CCS, ASE, ICSE (SEET), AsiaCCS, NDSS (BAR), DBTest
  • 2021: ICSE (AE), AsiaCCS

Selected Publications