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About Me

I am Chao Xu, a first-year Master student in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech since 2018 Fall.
My advisor is Dr. Gang Wang. I joined Dr. Wang's lab in fall, 2018. I received my bachelor degree from Fudan University in 2017.
My research interests are in the fields of applications of Machine Learning, Data Mining, Cyber Security and Phishing Attack.


Virginia Tech

Blacksburg VA, 09/2018 - Present
Master Student in Computer Science, Advisor: Gang Wang

Fudan University

Shanghai China, 09/2013 - 07/2017
B.E. in Electrical Engineering. The Honor student.


  • What Happens After You Leak Your Password: Understanding Credential Sharing on Phishing Sites

    P. Peng, C. Xu, L. Quinn, H. Hu, B. Viswanath, G. Wang
    The ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), July 7-12, 2019

  • Exploring the Power of Social Hub Services

    Q. Gong, Y. Chen, X. Yu, C. Xu, Z. Guo, Y. Xiao, F. Ben Abdesslem, X. Wang, P. Hui
    World Wide Web. doi:10.1007/s11280-018-0633-7

  • Leveraging the Potential of Social Hub Services

    Q. Gong, X. Yu, C. Xu, Z. Guo, Y. Chen, X. Wang
    CoNEXT'17 Student Workshop, December 12, 2017


  • Financial Engineering Intern

    Yaozhi Asset Management Co., LLP., Shanghai, China. 04/2018 - 07/2018

    Optimize backtest platform. Maintain portfolio management system. Participate in alpha strategy analysis.

  • Research Assitant at Fudan University

    Advisor: Professor Yang Chen, Department of Computer Science, Shanghai, China. 07/2017 - 04/2018
    Understanding the User Behavior in Online Social Networks

  • Research Assitant at National University of Singapore

    Advisor: Professor Rui Zhang, Department of ECE, Singapore. 01/2016 - 05/2016
    Waveform design in simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) system