Wen Xu 许文

Email: wen.xu@gatech.edu

Ph.D. student
GTISC / SSlab / GTS3
School of Computer Science
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

CV | Github | Bugs I found

About Me

I am a third year Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech, working with Prof. Taesoo Kim.

Research Interests

I am interested in improving existing techniques and proposing new approaches to eliminate security bugs in modern software.


  1. Fuzzing File Systems via Two-Dimensional Input Space Exploration (to appear)
    Wen Xu, Hyungon Moon, Sanidhya Kashyap, Po-Ning Tseng, and Taesoo Kim
    In Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P 2019),
    San Francisco, CA, May 2019

  2. Designing New Operating Primitives to Improve Fuzzing Performance [ paper | slides ]
    Wen Xu, Sanidhya Kashyap, Changwoo Min, and Taesoo Kim
    In Proceedings of the 24th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2017),
    Dallas, TX, October, 2017
    * Mozilla research

  3. Seeing Through The Same Lens: Introspecting Guest Address Space At Native Speed [ paper | slides ]
    Siqi Zhao, Xuhua Ding, Wen Xu, and Dawu Gu
    In Proceedings of the 26th USENIX Security Symposium (Security 2017),
    Vancouver, Canada, August 2017

  4. CAB-Fuzz: Practical Concolic Testing Techniques for COTS Operating Systems [ paper | slides ]
    Su Yong Kim, Sangho Lee, Insu Yun, Wen Xu, Byoungyoung Lee, Youngtae Yun, and Taesoo Kim
    In Proceedings of the 2017 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC 2017),
    Santa Clara, CA, July, 2017

  5. From Collision To Exploitation: Unleashing Use-After-Free Vulnerabilities in Linux Kernel [ paper | slides ]
    Wen Xu, Juanru Li, Junliang Shu, Wenbo Yang, Tianyi Xie, Yuanyuan Zhang, and Dawu Gu
    In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2015),
    Denver, CO, October, 2015

  6. Own Your Android! Yet Another Universal Root [ paper | slides ]
    Wen Xu, Yubin Fu
    The 9th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT 2015),
    Washington, D.C., August, 2015

  7. Ah! Universal Android Rooting Is Back [ slides ]
    Wen Xu
    In Black Hat USA Briefings 2015,
    Las Vegas, NV, August 2015

  8. Sheriff: A Regional Pre-Alert Management Scheme in Data Center Networks [ paper | slides ]
    Xiaofeng Gao, Wen Xu, Fan Wu, Guihai Chen
    The 44th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2015),
    Beijing, China, September 2015