Zichuan Li 李子川

lizic AT iu DOT edu
OR zichuan DOT li AT outlook DOT com

Welcome! I am a first-year Computer Science Ph.D. student at Indiana University Bloomington, advised by Prof. Luyi Xing. Previously, I received my B.Eng. and M.Eng. degree(advised by Prof. Guojun Peng ) from Wuhan University in 2020 and 2023, respectively.

In general, my research area is system and software security. I mainly focus on vulnerability discovery and exploitation, with a broad interest in machine learning security and program analysis techniques. I have done a lot of hackings on IoT devices, including routers, smart speakers, etc.

Recently, I am learning programming languages and deep learning :)




[2023-08-14] Asus acknowledged my name on their product hall of fame :) [link] [2023-08-08] Lenovo patched the vulnerabilities I reported early this year. [link] [2023-08-02] Arrived at USA! Starting a new journey! [2023-06-20] Received first class Graduate Outstanding Scholarship, awarded for 4,000¥. [2023-05-24] I am awarded as an Outstanding Graduate Student from WHU.

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[4] Research on Firmware Vulnerability Discovery Technology Based on Reaching Definition Analysis Runyuan Mei, Yanhao Wang, Zichuan Li, Guojun Peng Journal of Cyber Security, (Accepted)

[3] EN-Bypass: a security assessment method on e-mail user interface notification Jingyi Yuan, Zichuan Li, Guojun Peng Chinese Journal of Network and Information Security, 2023, 9(3): 90-101

[2] A Survey on the Evolution of Bootkits Attack and Defense Techniques Yilin Zhou, Guojun Peng, Zichuan Li, Side Liu China Communication, (Accepted)

[1] Research on entity recognition and alignment of APT attack based on Bert and BiLSTM-CRF Xiuzhang Yang, Guojun Peng, Zichuan Li, Yangqi Lv, Side Liu, Chenguang Li Journal on Communications, 2022, Vol. 43 Issue (6)


Vulnerability Credits


Honors & Awards

05/2023, Outstanding Graduate Student, Wuhan University. 12/2022, 7th at Datacon Data Security Analytics Competition: IoT security Track. ($700) 09/2022, 1st rank scholarship for graduate students in Wuhan University. ($600) 12/2021, 1st at Datacon Data Security Analytics Competition: Email Security Track. ($7000) 09/2021, 1st rank scholarship for graduate students in Wuhan University. ($600) 05/2021, 1st rank scholarship for research excellent in Wuhan University 11/2020, 3rd Prize at Coremail Email Security Competition. ($1500) 09/2019, 3rd Prize at Chinese Information Hiding Competition.


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