Yajin  Zhou
I hold a M.S. from University of Science and Technology of China (2007) and a B.S. from Soochow University (2003)
IBM T.J. Watson
(05/2012 - 08/2012)
Summer Research Intern
MIPS Technologies
(09/2009 - 07/2010)
Software Engineer
Realsil Microelectronics
(07/2007 - 09/2009)
Software Engineer
Open Source Projects
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I am a first second third fourth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University, working with my advisor Dr. Xuxian Jiang. My current research mainly focuses on smartphone security. Specifically, my research aims to identify security threats to smartphone users and develop corresponding system solutions to mitigate these threats.
Selected Publications (Complete List)

[4] Detecting Passive Content Leaks and Pollution in Android Applications
Yajin Zhou, Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 20th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2013)
San Diego, CA, February 2013 [Paper | Slides]

[3] RiskRanker: Scalable and Accurate Zero-day Android Malware Detection
Michael Grace*, Yajin Zhou*, Qiang Zhang, Shihong Zou, Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MobiSys 2012)
Lake District, UK, June 2012 [Paper]
(*The names of the first two authors are in alphabetical order)

[2] Dissecting Android Malware: Characterization and Evolution (SoK)
Yajin Zhou, Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland 2012)
San Francisco, CA, May 2012 [Paper]

[1] Hey, You, Get off of My Market: Detecting Malicious Apps in Official and Alternative Android Markets
Yajin Zhou, Zhi Wang, Wu Zhou and Xuxian Jiang
Proceedings of the 19th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2012)
San Diego, CA, February 2012 [Paper]
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