Ruoxi Sun

Ruoxi Sun

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Computer Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


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

  • PETS 2023 (top conf in privacy)
  • Australasian Information Security Conference 2022
  • 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.
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2022 Award Best Student Paper Award, Australasian Information Security Conference 2022 Australasian Information Security Conference 2022 Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia Master's
  • Research Interests

Academic Tutor

1400+ hours teaching in 9 computer science courses.

  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals - 2022 S1, 2021 S1, 2020 S1
  • Secure Software Engineering - 2021 S2, 2020 S2, 2019 S2
  • 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
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Security and privacy: How social networking changes with the pandemic? Cyberspace Security Westlake Online Forum Zhejiang University
    2021 - ongoing Security and privacy: How social networking changes with the pandemic University of Queensland
    2021 - ongoing An empirical assessment of global Covid-19 contact tracing applications Monash University
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Program committee Conference Review Australasian Information Security Conference Australia
    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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