Zenong Zhang

Research Assistant

Dallas, TX



About Me

I am a fifth year Ph.D. student at The University of Texas at Dallas. My faculty supervisor is Dr. Shiyi Wei.

Research Interests

My research is primarily dedicated to security, with a focus on the area of fuzz testing. I aim to enhance software security by (1) improving the evaluation process in fuzz testing tools in a systematic manner, and (2) developing new techniques that can expand the applications of fuzz testing tools.


I store my open-source projects on GitHub, which can be found at https://github.com/SlaterLatiao. Special thanks to Mr. Slater Latiao forgranting me permission to use his name as my GitHub username.


Slater Latiao


Fuzzing Configurations of Program Options

Zenong Zhang, George Klees, Eric Wang, Michael Hicks and Shiyi Wei

ECSTATIC: An Extensible Framework for Testing and Debugging Configurable Static Analysis
Appearing in ICSE 2023

Austin Mordahl, Zenong Zhang, Dakota Soles, Shiyi Wei

FIXREVERTER: A Realistic Bug Injection Methodology for Benchmarking Fuzz Testing
USENIX Security Symposium 2022 Distinguished Paper Award

Zenong Zhang, Zach Patterson, Michael Hicks, and Shiyi Wei

SugarC: Scalable Desugaring of Real-World Preprocessor Usage into Pure C
ICSE 2022

Zach Patterson, Zenong Zhang, Brent Pappas, Shiyi Wei and Paul Gazzillo

An Empirical Study of Data Constraint Implementations in Java

Juan Manuel Florez, Laura Moreno, Zenong Zhang, Shiyi Wei and Andrian Marcus

Work Experience

Software Engingeering Intern

Carbon Language Group @ Google


USENIX Security 2022 Distinguished Paper Award
USENIX Security 2022 Student Grant

Volunteer Service

CCS 2021