Guofei Gu

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Texas A&M University

Office: HRBB 502C
Phone: (979) 845-2475
Email: guofei [AT]
I am an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University. Before joining Texas A&M, I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the College of Computing, Georgia Tech, in 2008. I am a recipient of 2010 NSF CAREER Award, 2013 AFOSR Young Investigator Award, Best Student Paper Award from 2010 IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (Oakland'10), Best Paper Award from 2015 International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS'15), and a Google Faculty Research Award. I'm currently directing the SUCCESS (Secure Communication and Computer Systems) Lab at TAMU.


  • [Oct 2015] Our paper on SDN-defined Programmable BYOD Security is accepted to NDSS'16. Congratulations, Kevin!
  • [Oct 2015] Our AutoProbe paper was selected into the finalist (top 10) of 2015 CSAW Best Applied Security Paper Award. Congratulations, Zhaoyan!
  • [July 2015] Our SMASH paper received Best Paper Award at ICDCS'15! Congraluations to Jialong!
  • [June 2015] Please consider submitting your work on SDN to CoolSDN'15 (co-located with ICNP'15)! Deadline is July 24!
  • [June 2015] Our paper on Network Security Virtualization is accepted to TIFS. This is a journal extension from our CloudWatcher (NPSec'12) paper.
  • [May 2015] Our paper UIPicker is accepted to USENIX Security'15. Congratulations, Yuhong!
  • [Apr.2015] Congratulations to Jialong for receiving this year's Graduate Research Excellence Award at our department!
  • [Mar. 2015] Our SMASH paper is accepted to ICDCS'15. Congratulations, Jialong!
  • [Feb. 2015] Our paper FloodGuard (protecting SDN networks against generic flooding attacks) is accepted to DSN'15. Congratulations, Haopei!
  • [Feb. 2015] We are releasing our prototype system TopoGuard, a new security extension to SDN controllers (Floodlight as in our prototype implementation), which provides automatic and real-time detection of Network Topology Poisoning Attacks mentioned in our NDSS'15 paper.
  • [Nov. 2014] Our study on mobile web overhead is accepted to INFOCOM'15. Congratulations, Abner!
  • [Oct. 2014] Our paper on new SDN poisoning attack and defense is accepted to NDSS'15. Congratulations, Kevin and Lei!
  • [Aug. 2014] Our paper on reverse engineering twitter spammers is accepted to ACSAC'14. Congratulations, Chao!
  • [July 2014] Our paper AutoProbe is accepted to CCS'14. Congratulations, Zhaoyan!
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Research Interests

Selected Recent Publications (full list here, or see my google scholar page. Research data/program release)

Conferences in Focus

 SUCCESS Lab Students


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