Long Lu My name is Long Lu (Chinese: ll). I'm an Assistant Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. I direct the RiS3 Lab (Research in Software and Systems Security). Previously, I was an assistant professor of computer science at Stony Brook University. I'm a recipient of the NSF Career Award. I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

My research aims at securing software and systems. Recently I've been pursuing this goal in the context of mobile platforms and Internet-of-Things. My work frequently extends to other sub-fields of computer science outside of security, including operating systems, program analysis, and software engineering. I enjoy building practical systems to solve challenging security problems. 

To prospective students/postdocs: I'm looking for PhD students and postdocs who share my academic interests and have a solid background in computer security and/or systems. Please check out the hiring ad!


I'll lead a 3-million-dollar research project funded by ONR. Along with researchers from Wisconsin, WPI, and SRI, we'll investigate technologies enabling individualized defense for network-facing software.
Our empirical study on Android WebView security will appear in USENIX Security'18.
Our VButton paper is accepted by MobiSys'18.
I'll serve on the program committees of USENIX Security'18, CCS'18, S&P'19, and NDSS'19. Please consider submitting your work.
Our paper on compiler-assisted code randomization is accepted by S&P'18.
Our "InstaGuard" paper is accepted by NDSS'18.
My lab and I have moved to Northeastern University in Boston, and we're hiring!
I'll serve on the program committees for S&P'18 and NDSS'18. Please consider submitting your work.
Our "Norex" paper is accepted by IEEE S&P (Oakland) 2017.

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