My name is Yajin Zhou (周亚金). I am a ZJU100 Young Professor (since 2018), with both the College of Computer Science and Technology and the Institute of Cyberspace Research at Zhejiang University, China. I earned my Ph.D. (2015) in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, and then worked as a senior security researcher at Qihoo 360. I have published more than 20 papers, with 5700+ citations (Google Scholar). Two of my papers have been selected to the list of normalized Top-100 security papers since 1981.

My current focus is on identifying real-world threats (how to hack) and building practical solutions (how to defend), in the context of software security of embedded systems (or IoT devices). I am also interested in emerging threats, e.g., security of smart contracts. I usually leverage the knowledge from other areas, including program/binary analysis, operating systems, computer architecture. My Research has been supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and Alibaba Group.