Zijing Yin

Master's Student Supervised by Prof. Yu Jiang

Software System Security Assurance Group

Tsinghua University [Wiki], Beijing, China

Research Interests: 

I am looking for a PhD position. I'll be thrilled if you're interested in my profile. Feel free to contact me!

Brief Research Introduction

My past projects are mainly in the software security field, and I am always excited to learn and explore system security research. I love building practical frameworks that can secure real-world software systems. 

During my graduate studies, I mainly focused on the security issues in Web applications and IoT firmware. I implemented an IoT firmware safeguard framework that successfully defended against 15,423 malwares from online attackers spreading over 167 countries, and can be directly deployed on physical IoT devices with low overhead. My designed Web vulnerability detection framework effectively improves current Web scanners' performance, and discovered 8 previously-unknown high-risk vulnerabilities in large financial enterprise's websites. 

During my spare time, I participated in Capture-The-Flag (CTF) competitions, and mainly focused on Web security in my team. I also led several Web penetration testing projects, and taught CTF classes to beginners at universities and some companies.

Selected Projects

Midas: Safeguarding IoT Devices Against Malware via Real-Time Behavior Auditing [PDF]

Yiwen Xu, Zijing Yin(co-first author), Yiwei Hou, Jianzhong Liu and Yu Jiang. International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT'22)

Empirical Study of System Resources Abused by IoT Attackers [PDF]

Zijing Yin, Yiwen Xu(co-first author), Chijin Zhou and Yu Jiang. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE'22)

Making Smart Contract Development More Secure and Easier [PDF]

Meng Ren, Fuchen Ma, Zijing Yin, Ying Fu, Huizhong Li, Wanli Chang, Yu Jiang. ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE)