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 to Support the Selection of Detection MechanismsIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (Vol.: 2, Issue: 4, Oct. 2017 )
  • 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)