Yuru Shao

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I am a third year PhD student in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, supervised by Prof. Z. Morley Mao

I received my B.Eng. in Computer Science from Wuhan University, and used to work at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a research assistant with Prof. Daniel Xiapu Luo.

My research interest is network and system security. The topics I'm currently working on include:

  • Android system security, vulnerability detection 
  • Cyberphysical system security

Contact Info

Address: 4917 BBB, 2260 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: +1 (734) 545-9557


  • Felipe Lopez, Miguel Saez, Yuru Shao, Efe Balta, James Moyne, Morley Mao, Kira Barton, and Dawn Tilbury. Categorization of anomalies in smart manufacturing systems. CASE 2017. (to appear)
  • Yuru Shao, Jason Ott, Yunhan Jia, Zhiyun Qian, and Z. Morley Mao. The Misuse of Android Unix Domain Sockets and Security Implications. CCS 2016. (acceptance rate 16.5% = 137/831) [PDF][Slides]
  • Yuru Shao, Jason Ott, Qi Alfred Chen, Zhiyun Qian, and Z. Morley Mao. Kratos: Discovering Inconsistent Security Policy Enforcement in the Android Framework. NDSS 2016. (acceptance rate 15.4% = 60/389) [PDF][Slides]
  • Qi Alfred Chen, Zhiyun Qian, Yunhan Jia, Yuru Shao, and Z. Morley Mao. Static Detection of Packet Injection Vulnerabilities -- A Case for Identifying Attacker-controlled Implicit Information Leaks. CCS 2015. [PDF]
  • Yuru Shao, Xiapu Luo, Chenxiong Qian. Towards a Salable Resource-driven Approach for Detecting Repackaged Android Applications. ACSAC 2014. [PDF]
  • Yuru Shao, Xiapu Luo, Chenxiong Qian. RootGuard: Protecting Rooted Android Phones.  IEEE Computer 47(6): 32-40, 2014. [PDF] (Among the top 10 downloaded articles from the IEEE Computer Society's Digital Library during 2014
  • Lei Xue, Xiapu Luo, Yuru ShaokTRxer: A Portable Toolkit for Reliable Internet Probing. IWQoS 2014. [PDF]
  • Chenxiong Qian, Xiapu Luo, Yuru Shao. NDroid: Tracking Information Leaks through Java Native Interface in Android Apps. DSN 2014. [PDF]

Work Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan. (2014.8~Present)
  • Research Intern, B2B Lab, Samsung Research America. (2016.6~2016.8, 2017.5~2017.8)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. (2013.10~2014.7)
  • Intern, Antiy Labs. (2013.8~2013.10)

Awards & Honors

  • ACM CCS Student Travel Grant, Association for Computing Machinery (2016)
  • Rackham Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan (2015, 2016)
  • USENIX Security Student Travel Grant, USENIX Association (2015)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Award, China Computer Federation (2012)
  • Google Excellence Scholarship, Google (2012)