wei @ cse.cuhk.edu.hk

Room 109, HSH Eng. Bldg.

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

I am generally interested in all computer security and privacy related problems. Most recently, I have focused on web security and privacy, e.g., designing and implementing tools and systems that secure web applications and services and protect end users.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017, and my B.Eng. in Computer Science from Tsinghua University in 2012.


Ph.D. Students

Our department hosts multiple rounds of Ph.D. admission interviews in each academic year. The first admission interview is usually in May of the year preceding the year that you will start your Ph.D. You could find more information about the admission opportunities HERE. Note that we can invite only a limited number of applicants to our HKPFS Summer Workshop. You are encouraged to apply to the other two rounds of early admissions as well.

If you are interested in working with me on computer security and/or systems research, please submit your application through our official application website as early as possible.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We have research positions available for undergraduate students at CUHK.


Ph.D. Students

Mingxue Zhang (starting in Fall 2018)

Research Assistants

Weikang Bian (since October 2018)


ENGG 5105/CSCI 5470 Computer and Network Security: Fall 2018

CSCI 4140 Open-Source Software Project Development: Spring 2018, Spring 2019



My Google Scholar profile is here.


Program Committee Member

International World Wide Web Conference 2017, Security & Privacy Track

Journal Reviewer

Elsevier Computers & Security (2019)

ACM Transactions on the Web (2018)

ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (2017)

ACM Computing Surveys (2016)

External Reviewer

IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2016)

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security 2013, 2015, 2016

Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2016

International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems 2016

IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy 2016

ISOC Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2015

ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2014

Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security 2014

IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks 2014

International World Wide Web Conference 2014

USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation 2013

Other Services

Preliminary Judge, CSAW Applied Research Competition 2017, 2018