Li, Ding

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Program Analysis, System Provenance Analysis

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Ding Li is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Technology, the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University. His research interests are program analysis and system provenance analysis. Particularly, he is interested in applying machine learning techniques to make program analysis and system provenance analysis more efficient, accurate, and scalable. He is now focusing on applying system provenance analysis to counter cybersecurity issues, such as APT attacks. Ding has published more than 30 papers, and received more than 1500 citations, according to Google Scholar.


Work Experience

2016 – 2020: Researcher, NEC Labs, America

2020 - Present: Assistant Professor, Peking University



2011 - 2016: Ph.D, University of Southern California

2007 - 2011: B.S. Peking University



2018 NEC Excellent Invention Award

2017 NEC Business Award

2014 Viterbi Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award


Selected Publications:

You Are What You Do: Hunting Stealthy Malware via Data Provenance Analysis.
Qi Wang, Wajih Ul Hassan, Ding Li*, Kangkook Jee*, Xiao Yu, Kexuan Zou, Junghwan Rhee, Zhengzhang Chen, Wei Cheng, Carl A. Gunter, Haifeng Chen
NDSS 2020,*Corresponding Authors



NoDoze: Combatting Threat Alert Fatigue with Automated Provenance Triage
Wajih Ul Hassan, Shengjian Guo, Ding Li*, Zhichun Li, Zhengzhang Chen, Kangkook Jee, Zhichun Li, and Adam Bates
NDSS 2019. *Corresponding Authors


NodeMerge: Template Based Efficient Data Reduction For Big-Data Causality Analysis
Yutao Tang, Ding Li*, Zhichun Li, Mu Zhang*, Kangkook Jee, Xusheng Xiao, Zhenyu Wu, Junghwan Rhee, Fengyuan Xu, and Qun Li
CCS 2018. *Corresponding Authors


String Analysis for Java and Android Applications
Ding Li, Yingjun Lyu, Mian Wan, William G. J. Halfond
FSE 2015


Making Web Applications More Energy Efficient for OLED Smartphones
Ding Li, Angelica Huyen Tran, William G.J. Halfond
ICSE 2014