I am a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. I am broadly interested in the economics of security/privacy. I currently lead the Princeton IoT Inspector project.


I graduated from University of California, San Diego with a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering. I was advised by Alex C. Snoeren and Kirill Levchenko. My PhD thesis is about tracing crypto-currencies.


I obtained my undergraduate degree from Williams College under the guidance of Jeannie Albrecht.


I directed a series of Chinese cooking shows on Williamstown Community Television.

Publications on Internet of Things

Keeping the Smart Home Private with Smart(er) IoT Traffic Shaping

Noah Apthorpe, Danny Yuxing Huang, Dillon Reisman, Arvind Narayanan, Nick Feamster

Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). Stockholm, Sweden. 2019.

Full Text (preprint)

Selling a Single Item with Negative Externalities (a case for IoT regulation)

Tithi Chattopadhyay, Nick Feamster, Matheus Xavier Ferreira, Danny Yuxing Huang, S. Matthew Weinberg

International World Wide Web Conference (WWW). San Francisco, CA. 2019.

Full Text (preprint)

Fast Web-based Attacks to Discover and Control IoT Devices

Gunes Acar, Danny Yuxing Huang, Frank Li, Arvind Narayanan, Nick Feamster.

ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on IoT Security and Privacy. Budapest, Hungary. 2018.

Full Text | Demo Video




Publications on Cryptocurrencies

Tracking Ransomware End-to-End

Danny Yuxing Huang, Maxwell Matthaios Aliapoulios, Vector Guo Li, Luca Invernizzi, Elie Bursztein, Kylie McRoberts, Jonathan Levin, Kirill Levchenko, Alex C. Snoeren, Damon McCoy.

IEEE Security and Privacy Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 2018.

Full Text | Talk Video | Data | Slides | Summary on the Morning Paper | BBC | The Verge

Botcoin: Monetizing Stolen Cycles

Danny Yuxing Huang, Hitesh Dharmdasani, Sarah Meiklejohn, Vacha Dave, Chris Grier, Damon McCoy, Stefan Savage, Nicholas Weaver, Alex C. Snoeren, Kirill Levchenko.

Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS). San Diego, CA. February 2014.

Full Text | Slides | Poster | National Public Radio (San Diego) | Reuters

Backpage and Bitcoin: Uncovering Human Traffickers

Rebecca S. Portnoff, Danny Yuxing Huang, Periwinkle Doerfler, Sadia Afroz, Damon McCoy

ACM SIGKDD Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia. August 2017.

Full Text | Reuters | Fortune | BBC | Fast Company | New Scientist | Xinhua | Press Release | Jupyter Code

Estimating Profitability of Alternative Crypto-currencies (Altcoins)

Danny Yuxing Huang, Kirill Levchenko, Alex C. Snoeren

Financial Cryptography and Data Security. Curacao. February 2018.

Full Tech Report | Short Paper | Slides | Talk | Inc.com

Stressing Out: Bitcoin "Stress Testing"

Khaled Baqer, Danny Yuxing Huang, Nicholas Weaver, Damon McCoy.

The Third Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain Research, in association with Financial Cryptography and Data Security. Barbados. February 2016.

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Misc Publications

Pinning Down Abuse on Google Maps

Danny Yuxing Huang, Doug Grundman, Kurt Thomas, Abhishek Kumar, Elie Bursztein, Kirill Levchenko, Alex C. Snoeren.

International World Wide Web Conference (WWW). Perth, Australia. April, 2017.

Full Text | Slides | Fortune | National Public Radio (San Diego) | Google Research Blog | The Times | New Scientist

Framing Dependencies Introduced by Underground Commoditization

Kurt Thomas, Danny Yuxing Huang, David Wang, Elie Bursztein, Chris Grier, Thomas J. Holt, Christopher Kruegel, Damon McCoy, Stefan Savage, Giovanni Vigna.

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS). The Netherlands. June 2015.

Full Text | Wired Magazine

High-Fidelity Switch Models for Software-Defined Network Emulation

Danny Yuxing Huang, Kenneth Yocum, Alex C. Snoeren

ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networking (HotSDN). Hong Kong. August 2013.

Full Text | Slides | Video | Best Student Presentation

Managing Distributed Applications Using Gush

Jeannie Albrecht, Danny Yuxing Huang

International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures. Berlin. May 2010.

Full Text

Ransom Guard Ransom Guard