Mingxuan Liu (刘明烜)

Ph.D student, Institute for Network Sciences and Cyberspace, Network and Information Security Lab, Tsinghua University.
FIT 4-206, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P.R.China
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  • 2018 - Present: Ph.D, Tsinghua University (Advisor: Prof. Haixin Duan)
  • 2014 - 2018: BSc, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Research Interests

  • Network Measurement
  • Data-Driven Security
  • AI Security



  1. Exploring the Characteristics and Security Risks of Emerging Emoji Domain Names Mingxuan Liu, Yiming Zhang*, Baojun Liu, Haixin Duan* In European Symposium on Research in Computer Security 2022 (Computer Security–ESORICS’22)_, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 26–30, 2022, Proceedings, Part III. Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland, 2022: 186-206.

  2. Encrypted Malware Traffic Detection via Graph-based Network Analysis Zhuoqun Fu, Mingxuan Liu, Yue Qin, Jia Zhang*, Yuan Zou, Qilei Yin, Qi Li, Haixin Duan* In Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses 2022 (RAID’22): 495-509.

  3. Ethics in Security Research: Visions, Reality, and Paths Forward (Best Student Award) Yiming Zhang, Mingxuan Liu, Mingming Zhang, Chaoyi Lu, Haixin Duan* In IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops 2022 (IEEE EuroS&PW’22): 538-545.

  4. ValCAT: Generating Variable-Length Contextualized Adversarial Transformations using Encoder-Decoder Chuyun Deng, Mingxuan Liu, Yue Qin, Jia Zhang*, Haixin Duan, Donghong Sun In Proceedings of the 2022 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL’22): Human Language Technologies. 2022: 1735-1746.

  5. Detecting and Characterizing SMS Spearphising Attacks Mingxuan Liu, Yiming Zhang, Baojun Liu, Zhou Li, Haixin Duan*, Donghong Sun In Annual Computer Security Applications Conference 2021 (ACSAC’21): 930-943.

  6. Argot: Generating Adversarial Readable Chinese Texts Zihan Zhang, Mingxuan Liu(Co-First Author), Chao Zhang*, Yiming Zhang, Zhou Li, Qi Li, Haixin Duan and Donghong Sun In Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth International Conference on International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence 2021 (IJCAI’21): 2533-2539.

  7. Lies in the Air: Characterizing Fake-base-station Spam Ecosystem in China Yiming Zhang, Baojun Liu, Chaoyi Lu, Zhou Li, Haixin Duan, Shuang Hao, Mingxuan Liu, Ying Liu, Dong Wang and Qiang Li In Proceedings of the ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security 2020 (ACM CCS’20): 521-534.

  8. Casino Royale: A Deep Exploration of Illegal Online Gambling Hao Yang, Kun Du, Yubao Zhang, Shuang Hao, Zhou Li, Mingxuan Liu, Haining Wang, Haixin Duan, Yazhou Shi, Xiaodong Su, Guang Liu and Zhifeng Geng In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference 2019 (ACSAC’19): 500-513.

  9. TL;DR Hazard: A Comprehensive Study of Levelsquatting Scams Kun Du, Hao Yang, Zhou Li, Haixin Duan, Shuang Hao, Baojun Liu, Yuxiao Ye, Mingxuan Liu, Xiaodong Su, Guang Liu, Zhifeng Geng, Zaifeng Zhang and Jinjin Liang In Security and Privacy in Communication Networks 2019 (EAI SecureComm’19), SecureComm 2019, Orlando, FL, USA, October 23–25, 2019: 3-25.


  1. Automatic Generation of Adversarial Readable Chinese Texts Mingxuan Liu, Zihan Zhang, Chao Zhang, Yiming Zhang, Zhou Li, Qi Li, Haixin Duan and Donghong Sun In IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2022 (IEEE EDSC’22).


External Reviewers

  • ESORICS’21,22
  • ICICS’20
  • NDSS’22
  • Asia CCS’23


  1. 第五届强网杯, 智能密码破解赛道, 一等奖 (2022)
  2. IEEE EuroS&PW’22, Best Student Award (2022)
  3. GeekPwn, 隐身挑战赛, 三等奖 (2019)