Kangjie Lu

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Kangjie Lu

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering


Kenneth H. Keller Hall
Room 5-217
200 Union Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D. in Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology (2017)

Professional Background

Kangjie Lu joined the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in 2017 as an assistant professor. He received his M.E. (2012) in software engineering from Peking University and his Ph.D. (2017) in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to his time at the University, he served as a research assistant at Peking University from 2009-10, Singapore Management University from 2010-12, NEC Labs America in 2013, and at Samsung Research America in 2014. He received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award in 2021.

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the fields of computer Security, program Analysis, operating systems, and security ethics. My research aims to secure widely used systems and foundational software, with a focus on program understanding and reasoning, secure-by-design principles and defense, and sustainable security assurance. I often achieve my research goals through dynamic/static/symbolic program analysis, compiler techniques, system building, and machine learning/NLP. At UMN, I have been teaching courses related to security, privacy, and operating systems.

Research Areas
Networks, Distributed Systems, and Security

Current Research
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Teaching Subjects
Operating Systems