Guofei Gu

Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Texas A&M University

Office: HRBB 417A
Phone: (979) 845-2475
Email: guofei [AT]
I am a professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University. Before joining Texas A&M, I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the College of Computing, Georgia Tech, in 2008. I am a recipient of 2010 NSF CAREER Award, 2013 AFOSR Young Investigator Award, Best Student Paper Award from 2010 IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (Oakland'10), Best Paper Award from 2015 International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS'15), Texas A&M Dean of Engineering Excellence Award, Presidential Impact Fellow, Charles H. Barclay Jr. '45 Faculty Fellow, TEES Faculty Fellow, TEES Research Impact Award, and Google Faculty Research Award. I'm currently directing the SUCCESS (Secure Communication and Computer Systems) Lab at TAMU. A short bio is available here.


  • Are you coming for the list of computer security conference ranking and statistic?
  • I recently co-chaired the 2018 NSF Workshop on Programmable System Security in a Software Defined World. Check out the detail here! A final report is now released (free download from here).
  • [Oct. 2019] I'm honored to be named an ACM Distinguished Member for outstanding scientific contributions to computing.
  • [Oct. 2019] I'm honored to be named a 2019 Presidential Impact Fellow at Texas A&M University.
  • [Aug. 2019] Our paper on new D2C2 attacks to SDN is accepted to IEEE S&P'20. Congratulations, Feng & Jianwei!
  • [July 2019] Our paper on programmable data plane security (NetHCF) is accepted to ICNP'19. Congratulations, Guanyu & Menghao!
  • [May 2019] Lei and Guangliang have successfully defended their PhD thesis! Congratulations, Drs. Xu and Yang!
  • [May 2019] Our paper on mobile security (DCV) is accepted to USENIX Security'19. Congratulations, Guangliang!
  • [Jan. 2019] Our paper on SDN security (CrossPath Attack) is accepted to USENIX Security'19. Congratulations, Jiahao & Qi!
  • [Nov. 2018] Our IoT security paper LipFuzzer is accepted to NDSS'19. Congratulations, Yangyong! (Project website with code release)
  • [July 2018] Two papers on SPS (Software-defined Programmable Security, such as SDN/NFV) are accepted to CCS'18. ForenGuard presents the first forensics and diagnosis tool for SDN (will be released open source soon). vNIDS presents a new architecture to enable safe and efficient virtualization of network IDS. Congratulations, Haopei and Hongda!
  • [May 2018] Our two papers (Error-Sensor and new control plane reflection attacks in SDN) are accepted to RAID'18. Congratulations, Jialong and Menghao!
  • [May 2018] I am honored to receive 2017-2018 Dean of Engineering Excellence Award and Research Impact Award from the college of engineering.
  • [May 2018] Haopei has successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Towards Robust, Accountable and Multitenancy-friendly Control Plane in Software-Defined Networks". Congratulations, Haopei!
  • [April 2018] Our paper CloudRand is invited to ICCCN'18. It aims to build heterogeneous and moving-target network interfaces.
  • [Mar. 2018] Our paper TopoGuard+ (collaboration with MIT Lincoln Lab) is accepted to DSN'18. Congratulations, Richard and Lei!
  • [Jan. 2018] Our two papers on mobile web app security are accepted to IEEE S&P'18. Congratulations, Guangliang and Abner!
  • [Jan. 2017] Our RADAR paper is accepted to TIFS. RADAR is a new realtime defense system that can defend against a wide range of DDoS attacks including stealthy Crossfire, with COTS SDN switches.
  • [Dec. 2017] Our paper on security impact of desktop/mobile HTTP header inconsistencies is accepted to WWW'18. Congratulations, Abner/Patrick!
  • [Oct. 2017] Our paper on Android security (EOEDroid) is accepted to NDSS'18. Congratulations, Guangliang!
  • [Aug. 2017] Our S2OS position paper will appear in APSys'17. S2OS is a new large multi-institute project funded by NSF/VMware, in which we aim to build a new Security OS with Software Defined Intrastructure. Please check S2OS project website for more details.
  • [Aug. 2017] Our systemization of knowledge paper on SDN attack surface and defense is accepted to IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN). Congratulations, Changhoon!
  • [Feb. 2017] Our FRESCO is upgraded to the Floodlight plaform. The FRESCO source code and module/app store are now released! Please check our project website here for details.
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Research Overview

Selected Publications (full list here, or see my google scholar page)


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