Portrait of Weidong Cui

Weidong Cui

Principal Researcher

About

I am a principal researcher in Microsoft Research Redmond. My research interests lie in the areas of systems and software security and reliability. Since I joined MSR in September 2006, I have worked on three main topics: crash dump triaging, typing dynamic data for memory analysis, and automatic protocol reverse engineering. In addition to writing papers, I enjoy developing security and software tools that are useful in the real world. For instance, the RETracer tool of which I led the design and development has been running inside Microsoft as the primary triaging tool for access violations since March 2015.

I earned my Ph.D. (2006) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and M.S. (2003) in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and my M.E. (2000) and B.E. (1998) in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University.

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Professional Activities

  • Program Committee, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2014.
  • Program Committee, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P), 2014.
  • Program Committee, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2013.
  • Program Committee, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P), 2013.
  • Program Committee, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P), 2012.
  • Program Committee, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P), 2011.
  • Program Committee, Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS), 2011
  • Program Committee, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2010.
  • Program Committee, Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS), 2010.
  • Program Committee, Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm), 2009.
  • Program Committee, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2009.
  • Program Committee, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P), 2009.
  • Program Committee, Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS), 2009.
  • Program Committee, Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm), 2008.
  • Program Committee, Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), 2008.
  • Program Committee, Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS), 2007.
  • Program Committee, Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA), 2007.
  • Program Committee, World Wide Web (WWW), 2007.

Former Interns

  • 2016: Liang Gong (UC Berkeley)
  • 2015: Xinyang Ge (Penn State), Frolin Ocariza Jr. (UBC), Qingyun Liu (UCSB), Evgeny Vinnik (SFU)
  • 2014: Yanick Fratantonio (UCSB), Yuanzhong Xu (UT Austin), Gang Wang (UCSB).
  • 2013: Sang Kil Cha (CMU), Vasilis Kemerlis (Columbia), Vasilis Pappas (Columbia)
  • 2012: Adam Doupe (UCSB), Byoungyoung Lee (Georgia Tech), Chengyu Song (Georgia Tech)
  • 2011: Martim Carbone (Georgia Tech), Sang Kil Cha (CMU), Brendan Dolan-Gavitt (Georgia Tech)
  • 2010: Ellick Chan (UIUC), Zhilei Xu (MIT)
  • 2009: Monirul Sharif (Georgia Tech)
  • 2008: Martim Carbone (Georgia Tech), Yuan Niu (UC Davis)
  • 2007: Karl Chen (UC Berkeley)