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, 2010 IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (Oakland'10) Best Student Paper Award, and a Google Faculty Research Award. I'm currently directing the SUCCESS (Secure Communication and Computer Systems) Lab at TAMU.


  • [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!
  • [June 2014] Please consider submit your work on SDN research to the CoolSDN workshop (co-located with ICNP'14)!
  • [June 2014] Our papers DroidMiner (on smartphone security) and SRID (on smart grid security) are accepted to ESORICS'14. Congratulations, Chao & Yong!
  • [May 2014] Our paper GoldenEye (on malware analysis) is accepted to RAID'14. Congratulations, Zhaoyan!
  • [Apr. 2014] Congratulations to Robert Baykov for his winning of the Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in the CSE Department!
  • [Feb. 2014] We are thankful to Google for a Google Faculty Research Award to support our SDN security research.
  • [Feb. 2014] Congratulations to Zhaoyan for his successful Ph.D. thesis defense! Zhaoyan will join Palo Alto Networks after graduation.
  • [Dec. 2013] I was selected as a TEES Select Young Faculty Fellow from the College of Engineering, TAMU.
  • [Nov. 2013] Congratulations to Chao for his successful Ph.D. thesis defense! Chao will join a secret startup company after graduation.
  • [Nov. 2013] Our CyberProbe paper is accepted to NDSS'14. Congratulations, Antonio & Zhaoyan!
  • [Nov. 2013] Our improved and extended version of FortNOX (in HotSDN'12) for Floodlight OpenFlow Controller is now released (with the new name SE-Floodlight)! Together with SE-Floodlight, we also have two add-on security tools: SDN Security Actuator and OF-BotHunter. They are cool and try them out! This is joint effort with SRI International. Please check out more information here!
  • [Oct. 2013] Our FRESCO paper has been selected as one of the top ten finalists for NYU-Poly AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award in 2013. Congratulations, Seungwon!
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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


Professional Services


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