Qiao Kang Qiao Kang
PhD Student

Computer Science
Rice University

3006 Duncan Hall
6100 Main St., MS 132
Houston TX 77005-1892

E-mail: qiaokang1213 at gmail dot com

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I'm a PhD student at CS department of Rice University advised by Prof. Ang Chen (starting from 2018 fall). I got my BS and MS degrees from Beihang University in 2014 and 2017, respectively. Before joining Rice, I was an OS kernel developer in VMware Inc. from 2017.1 to 2018.6.

My current research focus is networked system security, especially the security implications of programmable data planes.


[Dec 2019] Our paper "Mitigating Network Covert Channels while Preserving Performance" gets accepted by USENIX Security 2020, congratulations to our team!

[Nov 2019] Our paper "Programmable In-Network Security for Context-aware BYOD Policies" gets accepted by USENIX Security 2020! I will give the talk of this paper in Boston, August 2020.

[Jun 2019] Our preliminary work paper "Automated Attack Discovery in Data Plane Systems" is accepted by CSET'19!


On Life

I'm married to Siyu Xie in July, 2018.

I do a lot of sports - my favoriate is full-court (5 vs. 5) basketball games. I like shooting threes in transitions. My favoriate NBA player is Stephen Curry. I also like our local team Houston Rockets but I'm not a huge fan of it...