BE, MS, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (China); Ph.D., Arizona State University
Ziming Zhao is an assistant professor at the department of Computing Security and Center for Cybersecurity at RIT. He directs the CyberspACe securiTy and forensIcs lab (CactiLab) at RIT. He received a PhD degree in computer science from the Arizona State University in 2014. His research foci include system and software security, network security, usable and user-centric security, cybercrime and threat intelligence analytics. His research has led to 50+ publications in security conferences and journals, including IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, USENIX Security, NDSS, ACSAC, TISSEC, etc. He has won a best paper award in USENIX Security 2019, ACM CODASPY 2014 and IEEE ITU Kaleidoscope 2016. He holds two US patents and is an advisory board member of a startup security company.
In the News
October 21, 2019
RIT cybersecurity research recognized at top computing conference in London
RIT researchers are heading to London in November to share four of their top cybersecurity research projects at an Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) conference. The RIT research varies from studying new machine-learning cyberattacks to an analysis of Security Operations Center issues.
June 18, 2019
Students combine hardware and attacking skills at cybersecurity competition
A team of RIT students from different computing disciplines came together last semester to place third in the 2019 MITRE Collegiate eCTF (embedded capture-the-flag) cybersecurity competition.