Shengtuo Hu


I currently work at ByteDance! Before that, I ended a super short journey at Meta Platforms on Nov 2022 due to the massive layoff, which I would never expect. Earlier on Sep 2022, I obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, supervised by Prof. Z. Morley Mao. Before coming to UMich, in 2016, I received my B.Eng. in Software Engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai, China. After that, I was fortunate to work as a research assistant for Dr. Daniel Xiapu Luo at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

I have a great passion for Cybersecurity and always consider myself a fast learner and a hands-on person. During my Ph.D., my research focused on the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) protocol/system security and in-vehicle network security. More specifically, my research experience includes vulnerability discovery and security enhancement, leveraging formal analysis (e.g., model checking), program analysis, and hardware-assisted security features (e.g., TrustZone).

Random thoughts (Mar 2023): There was a time when I felt worthless after the layoff, but I finally made it through with support from friends and family. Therefore, I can truly understand how bad the layoff is and its mental damage, especially for new graduates. If you are impacted by recent layoffs and would like to exchange experiences on job searching, find some support, or simply chat, please feel free to contact me on LinkedIn. I will try my best to reply when I have time.

Tongji University
HK PolyU