Heng Yin

Director of CRESP
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, Riverside
Office: 316 Winston Chung Hall
Email: [First Name]@cs.ucr.edu
Phone: 951-827-6437

About Me

I am a professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC Riverside. Before joining UC Riverside, I was with Syracuse University from September 2009 to June 2016, as assistant professor and then associate professor. I obtained my Ph.D in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary in 2009, while I spent 4 years at Carnegie Mellon University and later at UC Berkeley. More details about me can be found in my CV.

My research interests lie in computer security. In particular, I am interested in developing all kinds of techniques (such as program analysis, virtualization, and machine learning/deep learning) to solve computer and software security problems, including but not limited to malware detection and analysis, vulnerability discovery, program hardening, digital forensics.

If you share the same research interests, please stop by or drop me an email. Check my Calendar, before you want to make an appointment with me.


  • 2020 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Award Honorable Mention
  • 2019 Google Security and Privacy Research Award
  • 2019 RAID Best Paper Award
  • 2016 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge CFE, ranked #2 in attack
  • 2015 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge CQE, ranked #1 in defense
  • 2011 NSF Career Award