Enze "Alex" Liu

Computer Security and Privacy Researcher

About

Hi, my name is Enze (pronounced like the italian name Enzo) Liu. You can also call me "Alex". Right now I am a first-year PhD student in Computer Science at UC San Diego proudly advised by Stefan Savage and Geoffrey Voelker. I am broadly interested in computer security and privacy. My current research focuses on improving cybersecurity with large-scale empirical analyses. Previously, I was fortunate to have done some research on passwords with David Cash and Blase Ur at the University of Chicago.

Education


University of California San Diego

PhD in Computer Science

2019.06 - Present

http://www.ucsd.edu

The University of Chicago

MS in Computer Science

2016.09 - 2018.03

http://www.uchicago.edu

University College London

Study Abroad

2015.09 - 2016.06

http://www.ucl.ac.uk

Beijing Institute of Technology

BS in Software Engineering

2012.09 - 2016.06

http://www.bit.edu.cn

Projects


Reasoning Analytically About Password-Cracking Software

A software to reason analytically and efficiently about transformation-based password cracking in software tools like John the Ripper (JtR) and Hashcat (HC).

https://github.com/UChicagoSUPERgroup/analytic-password-cracking

La Jolla, CA
e7liu@eng.ucsd.edu
https://alexliu0809.github.io
Follow @alexliu0809

Recent News

  • [2019-09-23] Joining UCSD as a first-year PhD student! I am affiliated with Sysnet and CryptoSec research groups.
  • [2019-09-08] Arrived in San Diego! Love the sunshine here.
  • [2019-05-20] Presenting our paper "Reasoning Analytically About Password-Cracking Software" at IEEE S&P 2019 (Oakland).
  • [2019-02-01] After two years of work, our work on reasoning analytically about password-cracking software is finally accepted by IEEE S&P 2019 ("Oakland").
  • [2018-03-21] Received my master's degree from UChicago! Many thanks to my family and friends who have always been supportive.
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  • Skills

    Python, Java, C, C#, HTML, Scala, Bash

    Git, Linux, iMovie, Photoshop

    Coding Activity