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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About Me

I received my BS and MS degrees from Beihang University in 2014 and 2017, respectively. I was an OS kernel developer in VMware Inc. from 2017.1 to 2018.6. I am a PhD student at CS department of Rice University, advised by Prof. Ang Chen, starting from 2018 Fall.

My research focus at Rice is Programmable In-network Security (Poise), which seeks to make futures networks fundamentally more secure with programmable data planes.

I have left the PhD program at Rice at the end of 2020. I'm now an OS developer in VMware, Palo Alto.

Please download my CV: English CV.



Clara paper gets accepted by SOSP 2021.


P4wn paper gets conditionally accepted by ASPLOS 2021.


Clara paper accepted by HotNets 2020.


NetWarden paper accepted by USENIX Security 2020.


Poise paper accepted by USENIX Security 2020.


A preliminary work paper accepted by CSET 2019.


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'm an eternal fan of a Chinese MMORPG called Fantasy Westward Journey. I like participating in "Gung Wars" -- a form of competition between factions.