Fengguo Wei


I am now a Ph.D. candidate at University of South Florida. My new home page is hosting at: Home Page

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Computing and Information Sciences at Kansas State University, and honored to be advised by Dr.Xinming (Simon) Ou. Furthermore, I am a member of Argus CyberSecurity Lab and SAnToS Lab.


My main research interests are in the areas of computer networks and security with emphasis on:

  • Applying static analysis for Android security vetting: The focus is on detecting security issues on Android application. A large portion of those issues can be resolved by addressing one core problem – capturing semantic behaviors of the app such as object points-to and control-/data-flow information. Thus, we designed an approach to conducting static analysis for vetting Android apps, and built a generic framework, called Amandroid, which does inter-component, flow-/context-sensitive data flow analysis. Based on Amandroid, we applied certain security applications on popular Android apps, and the results shows that the tool is capable of finding real security issues and efficient enough in terms of analysis time. Our research paper is accepted by CCS 2014. (Working with Dr.Xinming (Simon) Ou, Dr.Robby, Dr.Sankardas Roy, Dr.Venkatesh P Ranganath, Jordan DeLoach)


University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

  • Ph.D. student in Computer Science, August 2015 - present

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

  • Ph.D. student in Computer Science, August 2012 - August 2015

People’s Public Security University, Beijing, China

  • B.S. in Computer Crime Investigation, September 2008 - June 2012

Industry Experience

B2B Lab, Samsung Research America, Mountain View, CA

  • Research & Development Intern, January 2015 - July 2015

Professional Activities


  • 24th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX 2015)
  • 30th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2014)
  • 9th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS 2014)
  • 12th International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST 2014)
  • 10th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm 2014)

Professional Affiliations