Kevin Zhijie Chen

About me

I’m a Ph.D candidate in Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley. I am advised by Prof. Dawn Song. Before coming to Berkeley, I finished my B.S. degree in Computer Science in Peking University. Also I did some research as an undergraduate student at PKU ICST. I am also a full member of the Honeynet Project.

In the past, I have also interned at Google, Fireeye, and IBM Research.

I will be graduating in the summer of 2015. I am on the job market now. Please send an email to kevinzc@berkeley.edu for the latest version of my CV and other materials. I will also try to keep my LinkedIn page up to date. Thanks!

Research Interests

I am interested in software security and privacy, vulnerability discovery and program hardening. I perform research on security and privacy problem in mobile, web and binary programs. Most of my research shares the theme of using formal methods and program analysis to design and implement practical systems for vulnerability discovery and program hardening.

Publication

VTint: Defending Virtual Function Tables' Integrity.
Chao Zhang Chengyu Song, Kevin Zhijie Chen, Zhaofeng Chen, Dawn Song
To appear in the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, (NDSS'15), San Diego, February, 2015.

Contextual Policy Enforcement in Android Applications with Permission Event Graphs.
Kevin Zhijie Chen, Noah Johnson, Vijay D'Silva, Shuaifu Dai, Kyle MacNamara, Tom Magrino, Edward XueJun Wu, Martin Rinard, Dawn Song,
in the Proceedings of the 20th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, (NDSS’13), San Diego, February 24-27, 2013. [PDF] [BIB] [Slides]

MACE: Model-inference-Assisted Concolic Exploration for Protocol and Vulnerability Discovery.
Chia Yuan Cho, Domagoj Babic, Pongsin Poosankam, Kevin Zhijie Chen, Dawn Song, Edward XueJun Wu,
in the Proceedings of the 20th USENIX Security Symposium, (USENIX Security'11), San Francisco, August 10-12, 2011. [PDF][BIB]

Differential Slicing: Identifying Causal Execution Differences for Security Applications.
Noah Johnson, Juan Caballero, Kevin Zhijie Chen, Stephen McCamant,Pongsin Poosankam, Daniel Reynaud, Dawn Song,
in the Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, (Oakland'11), Oakland, May 22-25 2011. [PDF][BIB]

WebPatrol: Automated Collection and Replay of Web-based Malware Scenarios.
Kevin Zhijie Chen, Guofei Gu, Jose Nazario, Xinhui Han, Jianwei Zhuge,
in the Proceedings of the 6th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS'11), Hong Kong, March 22-24 2011. [PDF][BIB][Slides]

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