Mingming Zhang

Mingming Zhang

Ph.D Candidate in Tsinghua University

Network and Information Security Lab (NISL)

Hello, I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student from Tsinghua University. I am advised by Prof. Haixin Duan as a member of the Network and Information Security Lab (NISL). My interests lie broadly in the areas of security and privacy, protocol security, and network measurement study.


  • [Aug. 2022] Paper about security issues in domain name delegation accepted to NDSS 2023
  • [Apr. 2022] Workshop paper about Ethics in Security Research accepted to EthiCS'22.
  • [Mar. 2022] Paper about HTTP semantic gap attacks accepted to DSN'22.
  • [Mar. 2022] Paper about DKIM deployment measurement accepted to Usenix Security 2022.


  • Network Security
  • Internet Measurement
  • Protocol Security
  • Web PKI


  • PhD in Network Security, Present

    Tsinghua University

  • B.E. in Information Security / LL.B. (Double Major), 2018

    Nankai University


Posters & Publications

(2022). Ghost Domain Reloaded: Vulnerable Links in the Domain Name Delegation and Revocation. In NDSS 2023.

(2022). A Large-scale and Longitudinal Measurement Study of DKIM Deployment. In Usenix Security 2022.


(2022). Ethics in Security Research: Visions, Reality, and Paths Forward. In EthiCS 2022.


(2022). HDiff: A Semi-automatic Framework for Discovering Semantic Gap Attack in HTTP Implementations. In DSN 2022.


(2020). Talking with Familiar Strangers: An Empirical Study on HTTPS Context Confusion Attacks. In CCS 2020.

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(2020). An End-to-End, Large-Scale Measurement of DNS-over-Encryption: How Far Have We Come?. In IMC 2019.

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(2020). Measuring Privacy Threats in China-Wide Mobile Networks. In FOCI 2018.

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  • The 1st Prize in GeekPWN 2019


  • IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize, 2020

  • IMC ‘19 Nominee of Distinguished Paper Award and Community Contribution Award, 2019

  • Cybersecurity Scholarship of China Internet Foundation, 2018

  • National Scholarship, 2017

External Reviewers

  • CCS 2019, ESORICS 2020, NDSS 2021, ACSAC 2021, EthiCS 2022, NDSS 2022