Xinming (Simon) Ou

S. Ou


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Dr. Xinming (Simon) Ou is associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Florida. After receiving his PhD from Princeton University in 2005, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate at Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), and a research associate at Idaho National Laboratory. He joined Kansas State University as an assistant professor in 2006, where he was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2012. He joined University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, Florida in 2015.

Research Interests

Cyber defense technologies: especially human-centered approaches to understanding/improving security operations, intrusion/forensics analysis, cloud security and moving-target defense, mobile system security, and cyber physical system security

Teaching Interests

Computer system security; practical cybersecurity; human-centered approaches to computing


PhD in Computer Science, Princeton University (2005)
ME in Computer Science, Tsinghua University (2000)
BE in Computer Science, Tsinghua University (1998)

Honors and Awards

Kansas State University College of Engineering Frankenhoff Outstanding Research Award (2013)
HP Labs Innovation Research Program (IRP) Award (2010, 2011, 2012)
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2010)

Key Activities

TPC member, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) (2015)
TPC member, ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS) (2014, 2015)
TPC member, Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) (2013, 2014)
TPC member, International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS) (2010, 2015)
Poster and Demo Co-Chair. ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) (2009, 2010, 2014, 2015)
Steering Committee Member, ACM Workshop on Moving Target Defense