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.

Here is my CV

Research Interests

My current research focuses on practical software and system security analysis using program analysis and formal methods.


“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 and 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(NEW!)]

“MACE: Model-inference-Assisted Concolic Exploration for Protocol and Vulnerability Discovery”.
Chia Yuan Cho, Domagoj Babic, Pongsin Poosankam, Kevin Zhijie Chen, Dawn Song and 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 and 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]


Some of the courses I’ve taken:


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