Guofei Gu

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

Office: HRBB 502C
Phone: (979) 845-2475
Email: guofei [AT]
I am an assistant 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.


  • [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!
  • [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!
  • [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!
  • [July 2013] Papers accepted to CCS'13: Avant-Guard (on SDN security), AppIntent (on Android security), VetDroid (on Android security).
  • [May 2013] Congratulations to Seungwon for his successful Ph.D. defense! Seungwon will join KAIST, Korea, as a tenure-track assistant professor starting from September 2013. Congratulations!
  • [Mar. 2013] Congratulations to Zhaoyan for his winning of the 2nd place in the CSE Department's Industrial Affiliates Poster Competition!
  • [Feb. 2013] Our paper "AUTOVAC: Automatically Extracting System Resource Constraints and Generating Vaccines for Malware Immunization" is accepted to ICDCS'13. Congratulations, Zhaoyan!
  • [Jan. 2013]  We are releasing some of our research data and programs here. For example, now you can obtain some datasets from our Twitter spammers and malicious social network research. And our FRESCO/FortNOX release is forthcoming!
  • [Dec. 2012] I was invited to give a talk "Security as an App and Security as a Service: New Killer Apps for Software Defined Networking?" at the DIMACS Workshop on Software Defined Networking.
  • [Oct. 2012] Interested in SDN/OpenFlow security? Please check out our dedicated website on this topic (collaborated with SRI International):  
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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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