Short Bio

Dr. Xueqiang Wang is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. He is also a faculty member of the Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster (CyberSP). He earned a Ph.D. degree from Indiana University Bloomington in 2021 (under the supervision of Dr. XiaoFeng Wang), a Master’s degree from IIE CAS in 2015, and a Bachelor’s degree from USTC in 2012. He also has experience working as a Security Engineer/Researcher at Amazon Lab126, Symantec Research labs, and NIO USA.

His main research interest involves identifying security vulnerabilities, measuring cybercriminal activities, discovering new attack surfaces, and designing security mitigations in the broad fields of mobile, IoT, and software supply chain, using program analysis and data-driven approaches (ML, NLP, etc.). He has published 10+ papers on leading security venues such as S&P (Oakland), USENIX Security, CCS, NDSS, and TDSC, and is an inventor of 2 U.S. patents. His research was well recognized by academia (with two papers among the finalists of CSAW Best Applied Security Paper Award), and received acknowledgements and rewards from top tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, etc. for the discoveries of attacks/vulnerabilities in real-world systems.


  • (09/2022) Our paper on the large-scale analysis of IoT data exposure is accepted to USENIX Security 2023.
  • (07/2022) Our paper on the security of exposed cloud services is accepted to USENIX Security 2023.
  • (07/2022) I will serve as a PC member of ACNS 2023 (Applied Cryptography and Network Security 2023).
  • (03/2022) I will join UCF as a tenure-track assistant professor in fall 2022.
  • (09/2021) I will serve as a reviewer of IEEE Security & Privacy.
  • (01/2021) I will serve as a reviewer of ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security.
  • (12/2020) Our paper about malicious cross-library data harvesting (XLDH) attack is accepted by USENIX Security'21.
  • (06/2020) Our paper about the app-in-app paradigm was accepted by CCS'20
  • (04/2020) I have joined Amazon Lab126.