Lannan Luo

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Carolina. I received my PhD in the College of Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University in August, 2017, working under the supervision of Dr. Peng Liu. The easiest way to contact me is through email at lluo (at)

My research mainly focuses on software and systems security. My reserach interests include software analysis and verification, vulnerability analysis, malware analysis, programming languages, software engineering, and deep learning. My research approaches are mainly empirical in tandem with formal methods, combining symbolic execution, theorem proving, taint analysis, control flow analysis, and data flow analysis.


To prospective students:
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03/14/22 Our work that builds the first secure and usable authentication system for drone delivery in the literature is accepted to MobiSys'22.

12/06/21 Our paper that presents the first smart app fuzzing system in the literature is accepted at ACSAC'21.

12/11/20 I've received the 2020 Young Investigator Research Award in College of Engineering and Computing at University of South Carolina.

08/04/20 I've received an NSF SaTC grant "Semantics-Oriented Binary Code Analysis Learning from Recent Advances in Deep Learning." Thanks NSF!

07/28/20 Our work about secure and usable IoT pairing is accepted at CCS'20.

11/29/19 One paper "Heap Memory Snapshot Assisted Program Analysis for Android Permission Specification" is accepted at SANER'20.

07/11/19 A novel IoT authentication work is accepted at MobiCom'19.

05/29/19 Our work that detects adversarial examples and also rectifies the classfication results is accepted at RAID'19.

04/25/19 My CRII proposal is funded by NSF. Thank you NSF!

03/04/19 Our work that patches ALL heap vulnerabilities without changing the binary code is accepted at DSN'19.

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Contact Information

Rm 2245
Storey Innovation Center
Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Carolina
Email: lluo (at) cse (dot) sc (dot) edu