Ziming Zhao Ziming's Chinese Name

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University at Buffalo

zimingzh AT buffalo.edu

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo. I direct the CyberspACe securiTy and forensIcs lab (CactiLab). My research interests are in Systems and Software Security, Network and Web Security, and Human-centric Security. I am a recipient of the Test-of-Time Paper Award at SACMAT 2024 and Best/Distinguished Paper Awards at USENIX Security 2019, ACM AsiaCCS 2022, ACM CODASPY 2014, and ITU Kaleidoscope 2016. I got my PhD from Arizona State University CSE.

My research has been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C), and Department of Defense (DoD). I am a recipient of an NSF CAREER award and an NSF CRII award. I was a visiting faculty at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) in 2020/2021.

I am the faculty advisor and the founder of the CTF teams Cacti (all kinds of CTFs) and TigerBytes (hardware CTFs).


Selected Publications

For the full list of publications, please refer to CactiLab Website.

Ph.D. Graduates

Last updated 5/2024