title: Hao Cui @ UCI

Hao Cui (崔灏)

Personal Page: cvhc.cc

Email: cuih7@uci.edu / cuihao.leo@gmail.com

GitHub: @cuihaoleo

I am a Ph.D. student in the Networked Systems program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). I am a member of the UCI Networking Group and ProperData Center. My advisor is Prof. Athina Markopoulou.

I am doing research in the area of privacy enhancing technologies, with a focus on auditing the privacy policies using natural language processing (NLP) technologies. I also have done research in the areas of multimedia security and machine learning security.


University of California, Irvine (2020-today)

University of Science and Technology of China (2017-2020)

University of Science and Technology of China (2013-2017)



Graduate Student Researcher (2020-Today)

@ UCI Networking Group & ProperData Center / Advisor: Prof. Athina Markopoulou

Machine Learning Engineer Intern (Summer 2021)

@ Syntiant Corp., Irvine, CA / Manager: Dr. Sean McGregor

Research Assistant (2017-2020)

@ CAS Key Laboratory of Electromagnetic Space Information, USTC / Advisor: Prof. Weiming Zhang

Teaching Assistant (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)

@ USTC, for Computer Programming A courses

President (2015-2016), CTO & Vice President (2014-2015)

@ USTC Linux User Group


Journals & Conferences:

  1. R. Trimananda, H. Le, H. Cui, J. T. Ho, A. Shuba and A. Markopoulou, “OVRseen: Auditing Network Traffic and Privacy Policies in Oculus VR,” in Proc. of USENIX Security Symposium 2022, Boston, USA, Aug. 2022.
  2. H. Bian, H. Cui, K. Liu, Z. Hang, D. Chen, W. Zhou, W. Zhang, and N. Yu, “CDAE: Color Decomposition-based Adversarial Examples for Screen Devices,” in Information Sciences, 2021.
  3. J. Zhang, D. Chen, J. Liao, H. Fang, W. Zhang, W. Zhou, H. Cui, and N. Yu, “Model Watermarking for Image Processing Networks,” in Proc. of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 34(7), New York, USA, Feb. 2020.
  4. H. Fang, W. Zhang, Z. Ma, H. Zhou, S. Sun, H. Cui, and N. Yu, “A Camera Shooting Resilient Watermarking Scheme for Underpainting Documents,” in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 30(11), Nov. 2020.
  5. H. Cui, H. Bian, W. Zhang, and N. Yu, “UnseenCode: Invisible On-screen Barcode with Image-based Extraction,” in Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM 2019, Paris, France, Apr. 2019.
  6. H. Fang, W. Zhang, H. Zhou, H. Cui, and N. Yu, “Screen-Shooting Resilient Watermarking,” in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Vol. 14(6), Jun. 2019.
  7. H. Cui, and X. Zha “Parallel Image Registration Implementations for GMTSAR Package,” in Seismological Research Letters, Vol. 89(3), Feb. 2018.


  1. M.Eng. in Electronics and Communication Engineering: Color-Decomposition based Screen-Shooting Resilient Watermarking (2020)
  2. B.Sci. in Geophysics: Design and implementation of multi-threaded parallel InSAR processing program (2017)
  3. B.Eng. in Computer Science and Technology: Designing GPGPU parallel image-processing algorithms with OpenCL framework on mobile devices (2017)