Ruoxi Sun

Ruoxi Sun

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Ruoxi Sun is a PhD candidate of School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses on the privacy and security of the Android platform, including the first comprehensive study on Android contact tracing applications and a black-box syntax inference approach to fuzzing IoT firmware and Android companion applications, which has resulted in several security vulnerabilities disclosures to vendors with resulting positive feedback as well as the removal of offending apps from the Google Play Store. 

His papers have been published in top international conferences, such as

  • CCS (ACM Flagship, CORE A*),
  • ICSE (IEEE/ACM Flagship, CORE A*),
  • SenSys (CORE A*),
  • ASE (CORE A*, CS Ranking Top),
  • and EASE (CORE A).

His work has been featured in the mainstream press, including

  • The Australian Financial Review,
  • The Courier,
  • The Canberra Times,
  • InnovationAus,
  • 7 News,
  • Securityweek,
  • Queen Mary University of London,
  • and EurekAlert! by AAAS.

He currently serves on the PC committee of

  • 14th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT),
  • and 5th IEEE Percom Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Trust in the Internet of Things (SPT-IoT),

and external PC committees of

  • ICSE 2021 (top conf in software engineering),
  • CCS 2021 (top conf in security),
  • and PETS 2021, 2022 (top conf in privacy).
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2012 Zhou, S., Li, Y., Zhu, H., Sun, R., Zhang, Y., Huang, Y., . . . Fang, B. (2012). Preparation and infrared optical properties of W-V co-sputtered thermochromic thin films. Xiyou Jinshu Cailiao Yu Gongcheng/Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 41(1), 143-147.
    Scopus4
    2012 Huang, Y. Z., Li, Y., Wang, H. F., Yu, X. J., Zhang, H., Zhang, W., . . . Zhang, Y. M. (2012). Coherence collapse of the dual fiber Bragg grating external cavity semiconductor laser. Wuli Xuebao/Acta Physica Sinica, 61(1).
    Scopus1
    2012 Zhou, S., Li, Y., Zhu, H., Sun, R., Zhang, Y., Huang, Y., . . . Fang, B. (2012). Microstructures and thermochromic characteristics of low-cost vanadium-tungsten co-sputtered thin films. Surface and Coatings Technology, 206(11-12), 2922-2926.
    DOI Scopus33
    2012 Zhang, Y., Li, Y., Sun, R., Zhou, S., Zhu, H., & Fang, B. (2012). Design and fabrication of ultraviolet diffractive microlens array. Guangxue Jishu/Optical Technique, 38(3), 263-267.
    DOI Scopus2
    2012 Sun, R. X., Li, Y., Zhou, S., Zhu, H. Q., Zhang, Y. M., Huang, Y. Z., . . . Fang, B. Y. (2012). Design and thermal characteristics analysis of power flexible LED packaging. Guangdianzi Jiguang/Journal of Optoelectronics Laser, 23(4), 637-643.
    Scopus1
    2011 Zhang, W., Li, Y., Zhang, H., Huang, Y. Z., Zhu, H. Q., & Sun, R. X. (2011). Ultraviolet diffractive microlens array design and fabrication. Shanghai Ligong Daxue Xuebao/Journal of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 33(2), 174-178.
    Scopus1
    2011 Huang, Y., Li, Y., Zhu, H., Tong, G., Zhang, H., Zhang, W., . . . Zheng, Q. (2011). Theoretical investigation into spectral characteristics of a semiconductor laser with dual-FBG external cavity. Optics Communications, 284(12), 2960-2965.
    DOI Scopus2
    2011 Zhu, H. Q., Li, Y., Zhou, S., Huang, Y. Z., Tong, G. X., Sun, R. X., . . . Fang, B. Y. (2011). Study on thermochromic properties of VO<inf>2</inf>/ZnO nanocrystalline composite films. Wuli Xuebao/Acta Physica Sinica, 60(9).
    Scopus8
    2011 Huang, Y., Li, Y., Wang, H., Yu, X., Zhang, H., Zhang, W., . . . Zhang, Y. (2011). Wavelength stabilization of a 980-nm semiconductor laser module stabilized with high-power uncooled dual FBG. Chinese Optics Letters, 9(3), 031403-31407.
    DOI Scopus4
    2010 Zhu, H., Li, Y., Wang, H., Yu, X., Zhou, S., Huang, Y., . . . Zhang, Y. (2010). Infrared optical properties of thermochromic energy-saving thin films with nanostructure. Guangxue Xuebao/Acta Optica Sinica, 30(10), 2794-2799.
    DOI Scopus10
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Sun, R., Wang, W., Xue, M., Tyson, G., Camtepe, S., & Ranasinghe, D. C. (2021). An Empirical Assessment of Global COVID-19 Contact Tracing Applications. In 2021 IEEE/ACM 43rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). IEEE.
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    2020 Sun, R., & Xue, M. (2020). Quality assessment of online automated privacy policy generators: An empirical study. In Proceedings of the 24th Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2020) (pp. 270-275). New York: Association for Computing Machinery.
    DOI Scopus2
    2020 Wei, W., Sun, R., Xue, M., & Ranasinghe, D. (2020). An Automated Assessment of Android Clipboards. In Proceedings of the 35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE) (pp. 1249-1251). online: IEEE/ACM.
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    2020 Sun, R., Wang, W., Xue, M., Tyson, G., & Ranasinghe, D. (2020). VenueTrace: A Privacy-by-Design COVID-19 Digital Contact Tracing Solution. In Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys'20 (pp. 790-791). online: ACM.
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    2010 Zhang, H., Li, Y., Zhang, W., Huang, Y., Wang, H., Yu, X., . . . Zhang, Y. (2010). Optimization for LED arrays to achieve uniform near-field illumination. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 7655. SPIE.
    DOI
    Feng, X., Sun, R., Zhu, X., Xue, M., Wen, S., Liu, D., . . . Xiang, Y. (n.d.). Snipuzz: Black-box Fuzzing of IoT Firmware via Message Snippet Inference.

Academic Tutor

1400+ hours teaching in 9 computer science courses.

  • Secure Software Engineering - 2021 S2, 2020 S2, 2019 S2
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals - 2021 S1, 2020 S1
  • Engineering Software as Services II - 2020 S2, 2019 S2
  • Cyber Security - 2020 S2
  • Software Engineering Workshop I - 2020 S1
  • Computer System - 2020 S1, 2019 S1&2
  • Foundation of Computer Science - 2019 S1&2, 2018 S2
  • Software Engineering Project - 2019 S2
  • Artificial Intelligence - 2019 S1
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  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing External reviewer Conference Review Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs 2022)
    2021 - ongoing Program committee Conference Review 5th IEEE Percom Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Trust in the Internet of Things (SPT-IoT)
    2020 - ongoing Program committee Conference Review 14th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies

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