Haining Wang is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech. His primary research goals lie in the general area of security and networking systems; in particular, an emphasis on cloud and Internet of Things security. His teaching activities and his research focus are on cybersecurity, networking systems, cloud computing, and cyber-physical systems.
The main thrusts of his current and past research include security issues in domain name systems and content distributed networks, defense against use-after-free vulnerabilities in software, online reputation systems, energy/power attacks and countermeasures inside data centers, covert channel attacks and countermeasures in the cloud, behavioral biometric-based user authentication, automatic online bot detection, transparent anti-phishing, and countering distributed denial-of-service attacks.
Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Wang was a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Delaware.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2003.