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PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2016
MS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2011
BS, MS, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007

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Ning Zhang

Computer Science & Engineering

Assistant Professor


Professor Zhang's research focus is system security, which lies at the intersection of security, computer architecture and programming language. He is particularly interested in secure software/hardware systems, side-channel analysis, malware and digital forensics. He is also interested in developing new methods to automatically discover and mitigate system vulnerabilities.


Professor Zhang joined the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in Fall 2018. Prior to that, he was a principal cyber engineer/researcher and technical lead at Cyber Security Innovations of Raytheon. Throughout his eleven-year career at Raytheon, he has worked to protect various critical networked and cyber-physical infrastructures.

Building provable security protection in mission-critical systems

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