Mingyi Chen

imcmy AT outlook DOT com

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University of Chinese Academy of Sciences(UCAS), Beijing, China Sep. 2016 - July 2019

  • MSE in Cybersecurity; GPA of core courses: 3.68/4.0
  • Core courses: Software Security and Vulnerability Analysis, Network Attacks and Defenses, Web Security, Cyber Attacks Attribution and Forensics, Malware Analysis
  • Awards: National Scholarship (top 2%), 1st Prize of 2018 ChinaVis Data Challenge (1 among 86), Outstanding Dissertation (top 5%), 1st Prize of 2017 Guiyang Network Security Drill (1 among 71), 2018 0CTF Awards (9 among 700), 2018 HITCON CTF Awards (11 among 1167)

Sichuan University(SCU), Sichuan, China Sep. 2012 - June 2016

  • B.E. in Software Engineering; GPA: 3.66/4.0 (rank: 6/303, top 2%)
  • Awards: National Scholarship (top 2%), Top 100 Excellent Student in Sichuan University (top 0.01%), Outstanding Dissertation (top 5%)


  • Chen, M., Yao, Y., Liu, J., Jiang, B., Su, L., & Lu, Z. (2018, December). A Novel Approach for Identifying Lateral Movement Attacks Based on Network Embedding. In 2018 IEEE ISPA/IUCC/BDCloud/SocialCom/SustainCom (pp. 708-715). IEEE.


Identifying lateral movement attacks in internal networks | Research Assistant Sep. 2017 - May 2019

Advisor: Jian Liu (Associate Professor) & Zhigang Lu (Assistant Professor), Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Proposed a new graph structure integrating heterogeneous features of the internal network structure with a classical network diagram showing the interconnection between hosts
  • Utilized a network embedding method and a dimension reduction method to embed the new graph constructor into a low-dimension training vector
  • Implemented a semi-supervised training model possessing restudy ability, making it possible to be continuously improved by new data judged by the model and the analysts
  • Designed a configurable sampling method which is used for balancing the extremely imbalanced dataset
  • Contributed to a first-author paper accepted by ISPA (IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications) 2018

Visual presentation of large-scale relation networks | Research Assistant Feb. 2017 - July 2017

Advisor: Zhigang Lu (Assistant Professor), Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Proposed a hierarchical structure to describe a large-scale relation network from overview to community details or individual details
  • Implemented an optimized PageRank algorithm combined with the interest degree measured by the analysts to divide the large-scale relation network into multiple layers
  • Designed a robust intermediate layer for converting the original large-scale network data into a more proper way for searching and visualization without altering other modules in the system
  • Proposed an efficient multiple-condition and hierarchical query mechanism by optimizing SQL query statements and utilizing multi-layered information

Proactive defense in software-defined networks | Research Intern July 2015 - Aug. 2015

Advisor: Chunming Wu (Professor), College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University

  • Realized a configurable virtual IP address poll according to the controller’s configuration
  • Implemented a plugin on the OpenDayLight platform which made the controller choose a random IP address from the poll to replace the original IP address of the datagram per hop, and recorded the correspondence between the random and original addresses
  • Added a function that sending back the response datagram to the original sender according to the correspondence
  • Provided a presentation of how to use the moving target method and machine learning to offer an effective defense


  • Solid expertise in penetration test and competing in the Capture The Flag (CTF) contests
  • Solid expertise in Python, Java, C and various algorithm and data structures
  • Experienced in JavaScript, R, PHP, Linux, Bash and Android framework


  • Advanced Bash Scripting Guide Chinese translation director (202 stars on Github)
  • President of the Open Source Software Community of Chinese Academy of Sciences (OpenCAS)
  • Leader of the group participating in the Facebook OpenAcademy ReviewBoard Project in 2015