The Yao Group  


Group Members

Danfeng (Daphne) Yao

Position: Associate Professor

Elizabeth and James E. Turner Jr. '56 Faculty Fellow

L-3 Faculty Fellow

Education: Ph.D. Computer Science, Brown University

Former Ph.D. advisor:
Plastech Professor of Computer Science Roberto Tamassia

We are affiliated with Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech.

PostDocs (Co-advised with Professor Barbara Ryder)

Haipeng Cai (Postdoc)
(Ph.D. Degree from University of Notre Dame)

Graduate Students

Sazzadur Rahaman (Ph.D. student)
(B.S. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)

Long Cheng (Ph.D. student)
(M.S. Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

Xiaokui Shu (Ph.D. student)
(B.S. University of Science and Technology of China)

Fang Liu (Ph.D. student)
(B.S. University of Science and Technology of China)

Ke Tian (Ph.D. student)
(B.S. University of Science and Technology of China)

Liuqing Li (Ph.D. student)
(B.S. Peking University)

Daniel Barton (M.S. student)
(B.S. Westminster College)

Alex Kedrowitsch (M.S. student)
(B.S. Penn State University)

Undergraduate Students

Hannah Roth (VT CS Class of 2016)

Zachary Burch (VT CS)

Lance Chao (VT CS)

Graduates and former members

Amiangshu Bosu, (Postdoc '15). First job as a tenure-track assistant professor at Southern Illinois University.

Hao Zhang, (Ph.D. '15). First job at the database security group of Oracle.

Karim Elish, (Ph.D. '15). First job as an assistant professor of computer science at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

Kui Xu, Ph.D. '14. First job as software development engineer at the security division of Amazon, Inc.

Hussain Almohri Ph.D. '13, Assistant Professor at Kuwait University

Huijun Xiong Ph.D. '13, Samsung Research America.

Brendan Avent, B.S. '15. Ph.D. student at University of Southern California.

Saman Zarandioon Ph.D. '12, Amazon Cloud Services

Yipan Deng M.S. '11, Intel Corp.

Vivek Pathak Ph.D. '08, on faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology, Computer Science Department

Deian Stefan REU '08, on faculty at UCSD's CSE Department

Chehai Wu M.S. '09,

Nitya Vyas M.S. '10, VMTurbo

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