Ruimin Sun

Assistant Professor
CASE 317
By appointment
ORCID: 0000-0003-2940-5549


Dr. Ruimin Sun graduated from University of Florida in 2019 (under Dr. Daniela Oliveira) and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences (working with Dr. Long Lu) at Northeastern University. Her research aims at securing ubiquitous systems (desktop, mobile, IoT/CPS) and protect end users from cyber-attacks through enhanced security mechanisms with intelligent defense strategies. Her research focuses on cyber physical system security, mobile device information privacy, real-time anomaly detection, and system security and reliability.

Research and Educational Interests

  • Security and Privacy
  • Mobile System Security
  • CPS Security

Background Education

2019 Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida 2014 M.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida

Selected Publications

  1. D-Box: DMA-enabled compartmentalization for embedded applications. Alejandro Mera, Yi Hui Chen, Ruimin Sun, Engin Kirda, Long Lu 29th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2022.
  2. SoK: Attacks on Industrial Control Logic and Formal Verification-Based Defenses. Ruimin Sun, Alejandro Mera, Long Lu, David Choffnes. IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), 2021
  3. Mind Your Weight(s): A Large-scale Study on Insufficient Machine Learning Model Protection in Mobile Apps. Zhichuang Sun, Ruimin Sun, Long Lu, Alan Mislove. USENIX Security, 2021.
  4. A Praise for Defensive Programming - Leveraging Uncertainty for Effective Malware Mitigation. Ruimin Sun, Marcus Botacin, Nikolaos Sapountzis, Xiaoyong Yuan, Matt Bishop, Donald E Porter, Xiaolin Li, Andre Gregio, Daniela Oliveira. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), 2020.