A sunny Ph.D. student doing cloudy research. (See "Final Notes" in the end on "sunny")
I am a Ph.D. student of Flux Research Group at University of
Utah. My advisor is Prof. Eric Eide.
I am also working closely with Prof. Jacobus (Kobus) Van der Merwe
and Prof. Robert Ricci.
My research projects are always related to Cloud Computing.
I am passionate about security research topics, especially Cloud Security and Operating System Security.
I am familiar with both Linux and Windows development, in both user and kernel space.
I have been enjoying playing with kernel rookits in Windows and Linux.
I have been working on a project related to Intel SGX with Christos Gkantsidis and Thomas Karagiannis , from Microsoft Research Cambridge .
I am also working with Hyunseok Chang and Sarit Mukherjee from Bell Labs on microservices related topics.
This is my Google profile.
unselected PUBLICATIONS... :D
- Richard Li, Dallin Abendroth, Xing Lin, Yuankai Guo,
Hyun-wook Baek, Eric Eide, Robert Ricci, and Jacobus (Kobus)
Van der Merwe. "Potassium:
Penetration Testing as a Service." In Proceedings of the
Sixth ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC '15), pp.
- Rufaida Ahmed, Zirak Zaheer, Richard Li, Robert Ricci. Harpocrates: Giving Out Your Secrets
and Keeping Them Too. In Proc. of the 3nd ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC '18).
October 2018. to appear.
- performance diagnosis ... , Nokia Bell Labs, 2019
- cross-layer tracing ... , Nokia Bell Labs, 2018
- Harpocrates: Giving Out Your Secrets and Keeping Them Too , University of Utah, 2017
- Secure Communication for More Than Two Parties , Microsoft Research Cambridge, 2016
- Fluorescence: Detecting Kernel-Resident Malware in Clouds , University of Utah, 2015
- Webserver Performance on Multi-Kernel OS with Multi-Queue
NIC Support, Peking University, 01/2013 - 01/2014
- Programming: C, C++, Python, Shell, Go, x86 assembly, Ruby, Perl,
Java, HTML, Powershell, Racket
- Systems: Kubernetes, Docker, OpenStack, Xen, KVM, QEMU, Linux, SELinux,
- Other skills: Git, POX controller, Mininet, Intel SCC,
OpenCV, MySQL, ebpf, SGX
- Travel by bike from Guangzhou to Beijing for 39 days, going
through 3700 km(~2300 miles), 2011
- Vice president of the Speech and Eloquence
Association of SCAU, 2009
- This is our route from Guangzhou to Beijing.
- Travel by bike for 39 days, going through 3700 km,
- This is my team, at the time just finished the 3700km
riding, at the Tian'an men square. I am the left one in
I am a huge fan of psychology.
More specifically, I am much more excited
in helping people improve their working performance or get life better than
optimizing machines :D.
Feel free to send me an email or talk to me if you are under depression
especially if you are a PhD student under depression(because I probably could
understand your world better than non-PhD student). I have already
successfully helped quite a few graduate students step out of their tough mental
situation, and I am happy to try to help you too.
I am more than willing to give it a try to help those who seek for help.
To talk, you can ping me through email, or simply join my daily 5-10k running in the gym. Come on, let's talk!