Neil Zhenqiang Gong

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Computer Science Department (by courtesy)
Iowa State University
Office: 307 Durham

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After 4 wonderful years at Iowa State, I will join the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University as an Assistant Professor in Summer 2019.

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Iowa State University since Fall 2015. I obtained a Ph.D in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in May 2015, under the supervision of Dawn Song. I earned my B.E. in Computer Science from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2010. I have received the following honors and awards:

  • 2019 NDSS Distinguished Paper Award Honorable Mention
  • 2018 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2018 SADFE Best Paper Award
  • 2017 INFOCOM paper was 1 of 10 selected for fast tracking to IEEE TNSE
  • 2012 PNAS paper was selected as "The Best Scientific Figures in 2012" by WIRED
  • 2010 Guo Moruo Scholarship (the highest honor for USTC undergraduates)


I am interested in computer security and privacy with a recent focus on the intersections between security, privacy, and machine learning. Specifically, I currently work on the following research thrusts: My research was/is supported by NSF (awards CNS-1750198 and CNS-1801584), NIST CSAFE, etc.. Thanks for the support!