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Peng Gao

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University
Virginia Tech

Research Focus
Security, Privacy, Systems, and AI

Background
Peng Gao is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. He is a Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Faculty Fellow.

His research interest lies in security and privacy issues in systems and networks. His work centers on creating scalable, secure, and intelligent systems to solve real-world problems, with publications at multiple top-tier computer science conferences (e.g., USENIX Security, USENIX ATC, ACM CCS, ICDE, ICSE), patents, and industry adoption.

He is the recipient of multiple honors and awards (e.g., 2018 CSAW Applied Research Finalist, 2020 Microsoft Security AI Research Award).

Alma Mater
He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley from 2019 to 2021. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2019, and his B.E. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2013.