• SWEET: Serving the Web by Exploiting Email Tunnels
    Wenxuan Zhou, Amir Houmansadr, Nikita Borisov, Matthew Caesar
    HotPETs 2013
    An earlier version: Censorship Circumvention by Tunnelling Traffic Through Email
    appeared in the poster session of IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy 2012

  • VeriFlow: Verifying Network-Wide Invariants in Real Time
    Ahmed Khurshid, Wenxuan Zhou, Matthew Caesar, P. Brighten Godfrey
    ACM HotSDN 2012 [slides] (Best Paper Award)
    Selected to appear in ACM SIGCOMM CCR, Volume 42, Number 4, August 2012


  • Making the Internet faster and more secure

  • CCG: Software-Defined Networks synthesis in real time

  • Aqua: Traffic-analysis-resistant anonymity networks

  • VeriFlow: Software-Defined Networks diagnosing in real time

  • SWEET: Anti-censorship communication architectures

  • ASAP: Network architectures for low-latency communication


Courses at UIUC


  • David J. Kuck Outstanding MS Thesis Award, 2014

  • N2Women Fellowship for SIGCOMM 2013

  • Feng Chen Memorial Award, 2013

  • HotSDN Best Paper Award, 2012

  • Travel Grants: NSDI 2013, SIGCOMM 2012, CoNEXT 2011

  • ACM's Student Research Competition Travel Award

  • Department nominee for the Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship, UIUC

  • Graduated with highest honors, BUAA

  • Guanghua Scholarship

  • First Prize Academic Award, all academic years, BUAA

  • Well-rounded Student Award, all academic years, BUAA

  • Third Prize in the Intel Cup Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest---Embedded System Design

  • Second Prize in Beijing Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest

  • Second Prize in the Fengru Cup Science & Technology Contest, BUAA

  • First Prize in BUAA Mathematics Contest

Ph.D., Computer Science, UIUC, Ongoing

M.S., Computer Science, UIUC, 2012

B.E., Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009


Email: wzhou10 at illinois dot edu

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advised by Prof. Matthew Caesar. I am originally from Shenyang, China.