|  Nicholas Wang  |

Biography

I am a first-year Master student in Computer Science department of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advised by Prof. Gang Wang. My research interests include security and privacy in general, networking, measurement, censorship and cybercrime, and embedded systems. Apart from my profession, I my enthusiasm also covers Aviations, Motorsports, Photography, Mechanical Engineering, and some other acativities that overlaps with other engineering and sciences fields.

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Science in Computer Science (Thesis-based)

August, 2021 - May, 2023 (expected)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science in Geography & Geographic Information Science

Minor in Computer Science

August, 2017 - May, 2021

Teaching

Spring 2022, ECE422/CS461 Computer Security ITeaching Assistant

Publications

Proceedings of The ACM Web Conference (WWW) April, 2022.

Involvements

  • Develop proprietary embedded firmware used in production since Dec, 2016;
  • Discovered 5 university-wide or course-specific vulnerabilities with PoC over 4-year undergraduate studies;
  • Systematically conduct Computer Security researches since July, 2020;
  • Started b23.wtf Redirecting Service which removes user-tracking parameters on Feb, 2021;
  • Start Competing in CTF games together with SIGPwny since Feb, 2022; Earned 436pts for team in DiceCTF ‘22[1][2];
  • Start contributing on Cadmium project for running native ArchlinuxARM on Lenovo Chromebook Duet, since Feb 2022.