Liang Wang

Associate Research Scholar

I am an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University. I am working with Prof. Prateek Mittal and Prof. Jennifer Rexford. Prior to postdoc, I received my Ph.D degree in 2018 at UW-Madison, supervised by Prof. Michael Swift and Prof. Thomas Ristenpart. My research interests are security and privacy.


RAVEN: Stateless Rapid IP Address Variation for Enterprise Networks

Liang Wang, Hyojoon Kim, Prateek Mittal, Jennifer Rexford

PETS, 2023


Voiceover: Censorship-Circumventing Protocol Tunnels with Generative Modeling

Watson Jia, Joseph Eichenhofer, Liang Wang, Prateek Mittal

FOCI, 2023


Guarding Serverless Applications with Kalium

Deepak Sirone Jegan, Liang Wang, Siddhant Bhagat, Michael Swift

USENIX Security, 2023


How Effective is Multiple-Vantage-Point Domain Control Validation?

Grace H. Cimaszewski, Henry Birge-Lee, Liang Wang, Jennifer Rexford, Prateek Mittal

USENIX Security, 2023


Creating a Secure Underlay for the Internet

Henry Birge-Lee, Joel Wanner, Grace Cimaszewski, Jonghoon Kwon, Liang Wang, Francois Wirz, Prateek Mittal, Adrian Perrig, Yixin Sun

USENIX Security, 2022

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Data-plane security Applications in Adversarial Settings

Liang Wang, Prateek Mittal, Jennifer Rexford

ACM SIGCOMM CCR Vol 52, 2022

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Leveraging Strategic Connection Migration-Powered Traffic Splitting for Privacy

Mona Wang, Anunay Kulshrestha, Liang Wang, Prateek Mittal

PETS 2022

The Andreas Pfitzmann Best Student Paper 2022 Runner-up

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REDACT: Refraction Networking From the Data Center

Arjun Devraj, Liang Wang, Jennifer Rexford

ACM SIGCOMM CCR Vol 51, 2021

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Programmable In-Network Obfuscation of DNS Traffic

Liang Wang, Hyojoon Kim, Prateek Mittal, Jennifer Rexford

NDSS DNS Privacy Workshop, 2021

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Experiences Deploying Multi-Vantage-Point Domain Validation at Let’s Encrypt

Henry Birge-Lee, Liang Wang, Daniel McCarney, Roland Shoemaker, Jennifer Rexford, Prateek Mittal

USENIX Security, 2021

The Caspar Bowden PET Award 2022 Runner-up

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MIMIQ: Masking IPs with Migration in QUIC

Yashodhar Govil, Liang Wang, Jennifer Rexford


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SICO: Surgical Interception Attacks by Manipulating BGP Communities

Henry Birge-Lee, Liang Wang, Jennifer Rexford, Prateek Mittal

ACM CCS, 2019

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SPINE: Surveillance protection in the network elements

Trisha Datta, Nick Feamster, Jennifer Rexford, Liang Wang


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Blind Certificate Authorities

Liang Wang, Gilad Asharov, Rafael Pass, Thomas Ristenpart, abhi shelat

IEEE S&P, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2019

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Peeking Behind the Curtains of Serverless Platforms

Liang Wang, Mengyuan Li, Yinqian Zhang, Thomas Ristenpart, Michael Swift

ATC, Boston, MA, USA, 2018

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Towards Better Understanding of Bitcoin Unreachable Peers

Liang Wang, Ivan Pustogarov



Side-Channel Attacks on Shared Search Indexes

Liang Wang, Paul Grubbs, Jiahui Lu, Vincent Bindschaedler, David Cash, Thomas Ristenpart.

IEEE S&P, San Jose, CA, USA, 2017

Github Bug Bounty Award

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Secure Channel Injection and Anonymous Proofs of Account Ownership

Liang Wang, abhi shelat, Rafael Pass, Thomas Ristenpart.

ePrint (the ePrint version is outdated).


MavZAP: Zone-Aware Policy Enforcement for Safer Micro Aerial Vehicles

Drew Davidson, Liang Wang, Daniel Szafir, Bilge Mutlu, Thomas Ristenpart.

(Under Patent review).

Seeing through Network-Protocol Obfuscation (How to detect and block Tor Pluggable Transports)

Liang Wang, Kevin P. Dyer, Aditya Akella, Thomas Ristenpart, Thomas Shrimpton.

CCS, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2015

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WhoWas: A Platform for Measuring Web Deployments on IaaS Clouds

Liang Wang, Antonio Nappa, Juan Caballero, Thomas Ristenpart, Aditya Akella.

ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Vancouver, Canada, 2014

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Next Stop, the Cloud: Understanding Modern Web Service Deployment in EC2 and Azure

Keqiang He, Alexis Fisher, Liang Wang, Aaron Gember, Aditya Akella, Thomas Ristenpart.

ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Barcelona, Spain, 2013

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Professional Activities

Program committee member:

  • SIGCOMM SPIN Workshop 2020, 2021
  • FOCI 2021
  • PETS 2022, 2023, 2024
  • IEEE S&P 2023, 2024
  • USENIX Security 2023 (Noteworthy reviewers)
  • ACM CCS 2024

Contact Me

Office: B307 Engineering Quadrangle, Princeton, NJ 08540