Yue Duan

Gladwin Development Chair Assistant Professor
Cybersecurity Program Director
Department of Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology
email: yduan12_at_iit(.)edu

Hi, Welcome! I am an assistant professor at Illinois Institute of Technology. I had the postdoctoral training at Cornell University and University of Utah, working with Prof. Elaine Shi & Prof. Mu Zhang. Before that, I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from UC Riverside in 2019, advised by Prof. Heng Yin. My research interests mainly lie in different aspects of Computer Security, including mobile security, system security, software testing, blockchain security and AI security. I enjoy solving emerging security problems by leveraging program analysis techniques and deep learning.


    I am actively looking for motivated students (including PhD students and visiting students) to join my research group at SMU in Spring/Fall 2024. Please make sure you have seriously read some of my recent papers and have strong interest in my research. More details can be found here. I highly recommend that you read through these great suggestions before sending emails.


    [Apr 2023] I was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT College of Computing!
    [Apr 2023] I will join Singapore Management University starting this Fall! Bye Chicago! Hello Singapore!
    [Mar 2023] Serving on the PCs of ICDCS'23, RAID'23, DSC'23 and ACSAC'23.
    [Feb 2023] Our paper "Proxy Hunting: Understanding and Characterizing Proxy-based Upgradeable Smart Contracts in Blockchains" has been accepted in USENIX Security'23! Congrats to Bill and Sajad!
    [Dec 2022] Received the CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award from NSF! Thanks NSF!
    [Nov 2022] Our paper "Towards Automated Safety Vetting of Smart Contracts in Decentralized Applications" won the ACM CCS'22 Best Paper Honorable Mention! (20/973 = 2%)
    [Aug 2022] Received an IIT ACT Center Computational Interdisciplinary Seed Funding for educational software testing. Thanks ACT!
    [May 2022] Give a talk about Blockchain security to Cambridge University Judge Business School.
    [Apr 2022] Our paper "Towards Automated Safety Vetting of Smart Contracts in Decentralized Applications" is accepted in ACM CCS'22.
    [Mar 2022] Serving on the PCs of ACSAC'22 and ISSRE'22.
    [Feb 2022] Serving as the Virtual Chair for ACM CCS'22.