Menghao Zhang

Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Computer Science & Technology, Tsinghua University, 100084, Beijing, China



Selected Publications

  1. Guanyu Li, Menghao Zhang, Cheng Guo, Han Bao, Mingwei Xu, Hongxin Hu. Switches are Scanners Too! A Fast and Scalable In-Network Scanner with Programmable Switches. In the 20th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets), Virtual Conference, November 10-12, 2021
  2. Guanyu Li, Menghao Zhang, Shicheng Wang, Chang Liu, Mingwei Xu, Ang Chen, Hongxin Hu, Guofei Gu, Qi Li, Jianping Wu. Enabling Performant, Flexible and Cost-Efficient DDoS Defense with Programmable Switches. In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON), vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 1509-1526, August 2021 (CCF-A/TH-CPL-A, SCI Impact Factor 3.315, top journal in Computer Networks)
  3. Shicheng Wang, Menghao Zhang, Guanyu Li, Chang Liu, Ying Liu, Xuya Jia, Mingwei Xu. Making Multi-String Pattern Matching Scalable and Cost-Efficient with Programmable Switching ASICs. In the 40th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Virtual Conference, May 10-13, 2021 (CCF-A/TH-CPL-A, full paper acceptance ratio: 251/1266=19.7%, Best Paper Award Nomination, Top 13 out of 251 accepted papers) [code]
  4. Menghao Zhang, Guanyu Li, Lei Xu, Jiasong Bai, Mingwei Xu, Guofei Gu, Jianping Wu. Control Plane Reflection Attacks and Defenses in Software-Defined Networks. In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON), vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 623-636, April 2021 (CCF-A/TH-CPL-A, SCI Impact Factor 3.315, top journal in Computer Networks)
  5. Menghao Zhang, Guanyu Li, Shicheng Wang, Chang Liu, Ang Chen, Hongxin Hu, Guofei Gu, Qi Li, Mingwei Xu, Jianping Wu. Poseidon: Mitigating Volumetric DDoS Attacks with Programmable Switches. In the 27th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), San Diego, CA, USA, February 23-26, 2020 (CCF-B/TH-CPL-A, full paper acceptance ratio: 88/506=17.4%, top conference in Security)
  6. Guanyu Li, Menghao Zhang, Chang Liu, Xiao Kong, Ang Chen, Guofei Gu, Haixin Duan. NetHCF: Enabling Line-rate and Adaptive Spoofed IP Traffic Filtering. In the 27th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 7-10, 2019 (CCF-B/TH-CPL-A, full paper acceptance ratio: 38/210=18.1%) [code]
  7. Menghao Zhang, Jun Bi, Kai Gao, Yi Qiao, Guanyu Li, Xiao Kong, Zhaogeng Li, Hongxin Hu. Tripod: Towards a Scalable, Efficient and Resilient Cloud Gateway. In IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 570-585, March 2019 (CCF-A/TH-CPL-A, SCI Impact Factor 11.42, top journal in Communications) [code]
  8. Menghao Zhang, Guanyu Li, Lei Xu, Jun Bi, Guofei Gu, Jiasong Bai. Control Plane Reflection Attacks in SDNs: New Attacks and Countermeasures. In the 21st International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID), Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 10-12, 2018 (CCF-B/TH-CPL-B, full paper acceptance ratio: 32/145=22.1%)


  1. Xiao Kong, Naijia Liu, Menghao Zhang, Mingwei Xu. Analysis of online college teaching data before and after the COVID-19 epidemic. In Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology), September 23, 2020 (TH-CPL-B, In Chinese)
  2. Jiasong Bai, Menghao Zhang, Guanyu Li, Chang Liu, Mingwei Xu, Hongxin Hu. FastFE: Accelerating ML-based Traffic Analysis with Programmable Switches. In the 1st Workshop on Secure Programmable Network Infrastructure (SPIN), co-located with SIGCOMM 2020, New York, USA, August 10, 2020
  3. Yi Qiao, Xiao Kong, Menghao Zhang, Yu Zhou, Mingwei Xu, Jun Bi. Towards In-network Acceleration of Erasure Coding. In the ACM SIGCOMM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR), San Jose, CA, USA, March 3, 2020
  4. Shicheng Wang, Chang Liu, Ying Liu, Guanyu Li, Menghao Zhang, Yangyang Wang, Mingwei Xu. Fast Multi-string Pattern Matching using PISA. In CoNEXT Posters and Demos, Orlando, Florida, USA, December 9-12, 2019
  5. Menghao Zhang, Jiasong Bai, Guanyu Li, Zili Meng, Hongda Li, Hongxin Hu, Mingwei Xu. When NFV Meets ANN: Rethinking Elastic Scaling for ANN-based NFs. In the 1st Workshop on Harnessing the Data Revolution in Networking (HDR-Nets), co-located with ICNP 2019, Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 7, 2019
  6. Jiasong Bai, Menghao Zhang, Jun Bi. Survey of Attacks and Countermeasures for SDN. In ZTE Communications, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2018
  7. Jiasong Bai, Jun Bi, Menghao Zhang, Guanyu Li. NetHCF: Filtering Spoofed IP Traffic Using Switching ASICs. In SIGCOMM Posters and Demos, Budapest, Hungary, August 20-25, 2018 [code]
  8. Menghao Zhang, Jun Bi, Jiasong Bai, Guanyu Li. FloodShield: Securing the SDN Infrastructure Against Denial-of-Service Attacks. In the 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (TrustCom), New York, USA, July 31-August 3, 2018 (CCF-C) [code]
  9. Menghao Zhang, Jun Bi, Jiasong Bai, Yangyang Wang. DoS Attack Defense Framework for SDN Infrastructure. In Journal of Southeast University(Natural Science Edition), Jinan, Shandong, China, November 20-24, 2017 (In Chinese)
  10. Menghao Zhang, Jun Bi, Jiasong Bai, Zhao Dong, Yongbin Li, Zhaogeng Li. FTGuard: A Priority-Aware Strategy Against the Flow Table Overflow Attack in SDN. In SIGCOMM Posters and Demos, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 22–24, 2017 [code]


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Selected Honors and Awards