I am a PhD Candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I'm a member of the DEPEND research group and I'm very fortunate to be advised by Prof. Ravishankar K. Iyer and Prof. Zbigniew T. Kalbarczyk. My research interests are design and evaluation of dependable cyber-physical systems, with the focus on detection, analysis, and response to intrusions in enterprise networks.
My PhD dissertation focuses on analysis of multi-stage attacks and design of preemptive intrusion detection systems, by leveraging state-of-the-art techniques in probabilistic graphical models and virtual machine monitors.
I have participated in the following research projects.
Fall 2017: Teaching Assistant for CS 461: Computer Security.
Spring 2017: Teaching Assistant for ECE 313: Probability and Statistics.
Coordinated Science Laboratory, Room 244
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana, IL 61801, USA
E-mail: pcaoX@illinois.edu (where X is 3)