About Me

I received my Master degree from Computer Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. I have been working in NSEC Lab for around four years. My advisor is Prof. Haojin Zhu. I earned my B.S. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2015. I started to visit University of Michigan from Aug. 2016. I will join Google Security and Privacy team as a software engineer soon.

My current research interest broadly includes data privacy, social networks privacy, smartphone security, vehicular security, and applied machine learning.

Please contact me via lihuaxin0033 AT 163.com


  • POSTER: Intrusion Detection System for In-vehicle Networks using Sensor Correlation and Integration
    Huaxin Li, Li Zhao, Marcio Juliato, Shabbir Ahmed, Manoj R. Sastry, Lily L. Yang
    In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Nov. 2017.
  • Privacy Leakage via De-anonymization and Aggregation in Heterogeneous Social Networks
    Huaxin Li, Qingrong Chen, Haojin Zhu, Di Ma, Hong Wen, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    IEEE Trans. on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), to appear.
  • Demographic Information Inference through Meta-data Analysis of Wi-Fi Traffic
    Huaxin Li, Haojin Zhu, Di Ma
    IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing (TMC), to appear.
  • Hybrid De-anonymization across Real-world Heterogeneous Social Networks
    Huaxin Li, Qingrong Chen, Haojin Zhu, Di Ma
    ACM Turing 50th Celebration Conference-China (acceptance rate: 27%), 2017.
  • Secure and Privacy-Preserving Data Collection Mechanisms for Connected Vehicles
    Huaxin Li,Di Ma, Brahim Medjahed, Qianyi Wang, Yu Seung Kim, Pramita Mitra
    WCX™ 17: SAE World Congress Experience, 2017.
  • Privacy Leakage of Location Sharing in Mobile Social Networks: Attacks and Defense
    Huaxin Li, Haojin Zhu, Suguo Du, Xiaohui Liang, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    IEEE Trans. on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), 2016.
  • Who Moved My Cheese: Towards Automatic and Fine-grained Classification and Modelling Ad Network
    Jiafa Liu, Junyi Liu, Huaxin Li, Haojin Zhu, Di Ma, Na Ruan
    IEEE Globecom 2016.
  • Demographics Inference Through Wi-Fi Network Traffic Analysis
    Huaxin Li, Zheyu Xu, Haojin Zhu, Di Ma, Shuai Li, Kai Xing
    IEEE INFOCOM (acceptance rate: 18.6%), 2016.
  • De-anonymizing Social Networks: Using User Interest as a Side-channel
    Shuying Lai, Huaxin Li, Haojin Zhu, Na Ruan
    In IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China, Nov. 2015.
  • POSTER: LocMask: A Location Privacy Protection Framework in Android System
    Qiuyu Xiao, Jiayi Chen, Le Yu, Huaxin Li, Haojin Zhu, Muyuan Li, and Kui Ren.
    In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Nov. 2014.


  • Automotive security researcher at Intel labs, May 2017 - Aug. 2017.
  • Developer intern at Kesci.com, Dec. 2015 - Jun. 2016.
  • Machine learning intern at MicroSoft, Shanghai, Jul. 2015 - Sep. 2015.
  • Data Analytics intern at Ebay China Analysis Center, Shanghai, Nov. 2014 - Apr. 2015.

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Academic Star (top-10 among all Ph.D and Master student in the university), 2017
  • CSC-IBM Excellent Graduate Student Scholarship, 2017
  • 1985 CS Graduates Education & Development Fund and Yang Yuanqing Education Fund, 2017.
  • SEIEE Merit Student, 2016.
  • National Scholarship, Oct. 2016.
  • Best Presentation Award at A3 Foresight Program 2016 Annual Workshop, Feb, 2016.
  • National Postgraduate Mathematics Contest in Modeling, Third Prize, Nov, 2015.
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis: Traffic Security Analysis, Jun, 2015.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2015.
  • National Scholarship, Oct. 2014.
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Top 1%), 2014.
  • CSC-IBM Excellent Student Scholarship, 2014.
  • National College Mathematical Contest in Modeling/Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling, Finalist, 2014.
  • 6th National Student Social Parctice & Science Contest on Energy & Emission Eeduction, National First Prize, 2013.
  • China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling,Shanghai Second Prize, 2013.


Eating and doing different things, of course.

I am a fan of sports. I like basketball, football, badminton, swimming and so on. I also good at running. I have been a memeber of Liuzhou High School's running team and on behalf of the school to participate in the competition.

I also like playing computer games, watching TV and movie, reading books in my spare time. Chatting with friends is a necessary. Passing exams with high scores is one of my hobbies, too :)

  • Attending academic conferences:
    1. INFOCOM 2016
    2. A3 Workshop 2016
    3. ICCC 2015
    from top to bottom.

  • Football game in my Grade one, High School.

  • When I saw someone else showing off his trophy, I thought I should have a trophy, too.


Liuzhou High School

Liuzhou High School, China
2008 — 2011

Liuzhou High School is one of the best high schools in Guangxi. I have enjoyed my happinest three years here. I grew up and learnt a lot. I met plenty of best friends. Thanks you, my alma mater!

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

SJTU, China
2011 — now

I was enrolled in Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2011 and chose Computer Science and Engineering as my major. As a junior CSer, my road is still long and tortuous , but I'll work hard :).