Peng Gao

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Virginia Tech

Office: Gilbert Place 4104
E-mail: penggao [at] vt [dot] edu

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About Me

I am an assistant professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley (with Prof. Dawn Song). I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University (with Prof. Prateek Mittal, Prof. Sanjeev R. Kulkarni). I received my B.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

I am broadly interested in security and privacy, systems and networking, and AI. My research focuses on creating scalable, intelligent, secure, and trustworthy systems to solve real-world security and privacy challenges. The following are some topics that my lab currently focuses on:

Prospective students: We are seeking 1-2 Ph.D. students to join our lab in Fall 2024, with a focus on network/system security or LLMs+security. If you are interested, please apply through here and mention my name in the application system and your SOP. Feel free to email me at [at] gmail [dot] com with your CV and transcript to introduce yourself. Please note that it is important to submit your complete application first before we can formally review it and proceed to contact you for an interview.

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