Yinzhi Cao



Research Interests

  • Web Security
  • Network Security
  • Mobile Security

Yinzhi Cao is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Northwestern University, worked at Columbia University as a postdoc, and then spent three years at Lehigh University as an assistant professor.  Before that, he obtained his B.E. degree in Electronics Engineering at Tsinghua University in China. His research mainly focuses on the security and privacy of the Web, smartphones, and machine learning. His past work was widely featured by over 30 media outlets, such as NSF Science Now (Episode 38), CCTV News, IEEE Spectrum, Yahoo! News and ScienceDaily. He received two best paper awards at SOSP’17 and IEEE CNS’15 respectively.  He is a recipient of Amazon ARA 2017 award.

JHU Information Security Institute