Ph.D. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology,
M.S. Computer Science, Fudan University, 2003
B.E. Computer Science, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 2000
Network security, System security, Malware defense, Web and social networking security, Cloud and software-defined networking security, Smartphone security, Intrusion detection
"Exploiting Social Communication Channels Against Cyber Criminals," NSF, 2012-2015
"An Active Approach for Botnet Detection," THECB NHARP, 2010-2013
"Coordination- and Correlation-based Botnet Defense," NSF, 2010-2015
Zhaoyan Xu, Lingfeng Chen, Guofei Gu and Christopher Kruegel. "PeerPress: Utilizing Enemies' P2P Strength against Them." Proc. of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'12), Raleigh, NC, USA, October 2012
Jialong Zhang, Chao Yang, Zhaoyan Xu, Guofei Gu, "PoisonAmplifier: A Guided Approach of Discovering Compromised Websites through Reversing Search Poisoning Attacks," Proc. of the 15th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID'12), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2012.
Phillip Porras, Seungwon Shin, Vinod Yegneswaran, Martin Fong, Mabry Tyson, and Guofei Gu, "A Security Enforcement Kernel for OpenFlow Networks," Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking (HotSDN'12), Helsinki, Finland, August 2012.
Chao Yang, Robert Harkreader, Jialong Zhang, Suengwon Shin, and Guofei Gu, "Analyzing Spammers' Social Networks For Fun and Profit — A Case Study of Cyber Criminal Ecosystem on Twitter," Proc. of the 21st International World Wide Web Conference (WWW'12), Lyon, France, April 2012.
Seungwon Shin, Zhaoyan Xu, Guofei Gu, "EFFORT: Efficient and Effective Bot Malware Detection," Proc. of the 31th Annual IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'12) Mini-Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 2012.
Chao Yang, Robert Harkreader, Guofei Gu, "Die Free or Live Hard? Empirical Evaluation and New Design for Fighting Evolving Twitter Spammers." Proc. of the 14th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID'11), California, September 2011.
Seungwon Shin, Raymond Lin, Guofei Gu, "Cross-Analysis of Botnet Victims: New Insights and Implications," Proc. of the 14th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID'11), California, September 2011.
Tielei Wang, Tao Wei, Guofei Gu, Wei Zou, "Checksum-Aware Fuzzing Combined with Dynamic Taint Analysis and Symbolic Execution," To appear in ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC), 2011.
Seungwon Shin and Guofei Gu, "Conficker and Beyond: A Large-Scale Empirical Study," Proc. of Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'10), Austin, Texas, December 2010.
Tielei Wang, Tao Wei, Guofei Gu, Wei Zou, "TaintScope: A Checksum-Aware Directed Fuzzing Tool for Automatic Software Vulnerability Detection," Proceedings of the 31st IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy, Oakland, CA, May 2010.
Guofei Gu, Roberto Perdisci, Junjie Zhang, and Wenke Lee, "BotMiner: Clustering Analysis of Network Traffic for Protocol- and Structure-Independent Botnet Detection," Proceedings of the 17th USENIX Security Symposium, San Jose, CA, 2008.
Guofei Gu, Junjie Zhang, Wenke Lee, "BotSniffer: Detecting Botnet Command and Control Channels in Network Traffic," Proceedings of the 15th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (Security'08), San Diego, CA, February 2008.
Guofei Gu, Phillip Porras, Vinod Yegneswaran, Martin Fong, Wenke Lee, "BotHunter: Detecting Malware Infection Through IDS-Driven Dialog Correlation," Proceedings of the 16th USENIX Security Symposium (Security'07), Boston, MA, August 2007.