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Tang, R., Yang, Z., Li, Z., Meng, W., Wang, H., Li, Q., Sun, Y., Pei, D., Wei, T., Xu, Y. et al..  2020.  ZeroWall: Detecting Zero-Day Web Attacks through Encoder-Decoder Recurrent Neural Networks. IEEE INFOCOM 2020 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications. :2479—2488.

Zero-day Web attacks are arguably the most serious threats to Web security, but are very challenging to detect because they are not seen or known previously and thus cannot be detected by widely-deployed signature-based Web Application Firewalls (WAFs). This paper proposes ZeroWall, an unsupervised approach, which works with an existing WAF in pipeline, to effectively detecting zero-day Web attacks. Using historical Web requests allowed by an existing signature-based WAF, a vast majority of which are assumed to be benign, ZeroWall trains a self-translation machine using an encoder-decoder recurrent neural network to capture the syntax and semantic patterns of benign requests. In real-time detection, a zero-day attack request (which the WAF fails to detect), not understood well by self-translation machine, cannot be translated back to its original request by the machine, thus is declared as an attack. In our evaluation using 8 real-world traces of 1.4 billion Web requests, ZeroWall successfully detects real zero-day attacks missed by existing WAFs and achieves high F1-scores over 0.98, which significantly outperforms all baseline approaches.

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Tao, J., Xiong, Y., Zhao, S., Xu, Y., Lin, J., Wu, R., Fan, C..  2020.  XAI-Driven Explainable Multi-view Game Cheating Detection. 2020 IEEE Conference on Games (CoG). :144–151.
Online gaming is one of the most successful applications having a large number of players interacting in an online persistent virtual world through the Internet. However, some cheating players gain improper advantages over normal players by using illegal automated plugins which has brought huge harm to game health and player enjoyment. Game industries have been devoting much efforts on cheating detection with multiview data sources and achieved great accuracy improvements by applying artificial intelligence (AI) techniques. However, generating explanations for cheating detection from multiple views still remains a challenging task. To respond to the different purposes of explainability in AI models from different audience profiles, we propose the EMGCD, the first explainable multi-view game cheating detection framework driven by explainable AI (XAI). It combines cheating explainers to cheating classifiers from different views to generate individual, local and global explanations which contributes to the evidence generation, reason generation, model debugging and model compression. The EMGCD has been implemented and deployed in multiple game productions in NetEase Games, achieving remarkable and trustworthy performance. Our framework can also easily generalize to other types of related tasks in online games, such as explainable recommender systems, explainable churn prediction, etc.
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Chen, K., Mao, H., Shi, X., Xu, Y., Liu, A..  2017.  Trust-Aware and Location-Based Collaborative Filtering for Web Service QoS Prediction. 2017 IEEE 41st Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC). 2:143–148.

The rapid development of cloud computing has resulted in the emergence of numerous web services on the Internet. Selecting a suitable cloud service is becoming a major problem for users especially non-professionals. Quality of Service (QoS) is considered to be the criterion for judging web services. There are several Collaborative Filtering (CF)-based QoS prediction methods proposed in recent years. QoS values among different users may vary largely due to the network and geographical location. Moreover, QoS data provided by untrusted users will definitely affect the prediction accuracy. However, most existing methods seldom take both facts into consideration. In this paper, we present a trust-aware and location-based approach for web service QoS prediction. A trust value for each user is evaluated before the similarity calculation and the location is taken into account in similar neighbors selecting. A series of experiments are performed based on a realworld QoS dataset including 339 service users and 5,825 services. The experimental analysis shows that the accuracy of our method is much higher than other CF-based methods.

Dong, X., Kang, Q., Yao, Q., Lu, D., Xu, Y., Liu, J..  2020.  Towards Primary User Sybil-proofness for Online Spectrum Auction in Dynamic Spectrum Access. IEEE INFOCOM 2020 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications. :1439–1448.
Dynamic spectrum access (DSA) is a promising platform to solve the spectrum shortage problem, in which auction based mechanisms have been extensively studied due to good spectrum allocation efficiency and fairness. Recently, Sybil attacks were introduced in DSA, and Sybil-proof spectrum auction mechanisms have been proposed, which guarantee that each single secondary user (SU) cannot obtain a higher utility under more than one fictitious identities. However, existing Sybil-poof spectrum auction mechanisms achieve only Sybil-proofness for SUs, but not for primary users (PUs), and simulations show that a cheating PU in those mechanisms can obtain a higher utility by Sybil attacks. In this paper, we propose TSUNAMI, the first Truthful and primary user Sybil-proof aUctioN mechAnisM for onlIne spectrum allocation. Specifically, we compute the opportunity cost of each SU and screen out cost-efficient SUs to participate in spectrum allocation. In addition, we present a bid-independent sorting method and a sequential matching approach to achieve primary user Sybil-proofness and 2-D truthfulness, which means that each SU or PU can gain her maximal utility by bidding with her true valuation of spectrum. We evaluate the performance and validate the desired properties of our proposed mechanism through extensive simulations.
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Liu, R., Verbi\v c, G., Xu, Y..  2017.  A New Reliability-Driven Intelligent System for Power System Dynamic Security Assessment. 2017 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC). :1–6.

Dynamic security assessment provides system operators with vital information for possible preventive or emergency control to prevent security problems. In some cases, power system topology change deteriorates intelligent system-based online stability assessment performance. In this paper, we propose a new online assessment scheme to improve classification performance reliability of dynamic transient stability assessment. In the new scheme, we use an intelligent system consisting an ensemble of neural networks based on extreme learning machine. A new feature selection algorithm combining filter type method RRelief-F and wrapper type method Sequential Floating Forward Selection is proposed. Boosting learning algorithm is used in intelligent system training process which leads to higher classification accuracy. Moreover, we propose a new classification rule using weighted outputs of predictors in the ensemble helps to achieve 100% transient stability prediction in our case study.

Liu, R., Verbi\v c, G., Xu, Y..  2017.  A New Reliability-Driven Intelligent System for Power System Dynamic Security Assessment. 2017 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC). :1–6.

Dynamic security assessment provides system operators with vital information for possible preventive or emergency control to prevent security problems. In some cases, power system topology change deteriorates intelligent system-based online stability assessment performance. In this paper, we propose a new online assessment scheme to improve classification performance reliability of dynamic transient stability assessment. In the new scheme, we use an intelligent system consisting an ensemble of neural networks based on extreme learning machine. A new feature selection algorithm combining filter type method RRelief-F and wrapper type method Sequential Floating Forward Selection is proposed. Boosting learning algorithm is used in intelligent system training process which leads to higher classification accuracy. Moreover, we propose a new classification rule using weighted outputs of predictors in the ensemble helps to achieve 100% transient stability prediction in our case study.

Xu, Y., Chen, H., Zhao, Y., Zhang, W., Shen, Q., Zhang, X., Ma, Z..  2019.  Neural Adaptive Transport Framework for Internet-scale Interactive Media Streaming Services. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB). :1–6.
Network dynamics, such as bandwidth fluctuation and unexpected latency, hurt users' quality of experience (QoE) greatly for media services over the Internet. In this work, we propose a neural adaptive transport (NAT) framework to tackle the network dynamics for Internet-scale interactive media services. The entire NAT system has three major components: a learning based cloud overlay routing (COR) scheme for the best delivery path to bypass the network bottlenecks while offering the minimal end-to-end latency simultaneously; a residual neural network based collaborative video processing (CVP) system to trade the computational capability at client-end for QoE improvement via learned resolution scaling; and a deep reinforcement learning (DRL) based adaptive real-time streaming (ARS) strategy to select the appropriate video bitrate for maximal QoE. We have demonstrated that COR could improve the user satisfaction from 5% to 43%, CVP could reduce the bandwidth consumption more than 30% at the same quality, and DRL-based ARS can maintain the smooth streaming with \textbackslashtextless; 50% QoE improvement, respectively.
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Guan, L., Zhang, J., Zhong, L., Li, X., Xu, Y..  2017.  Enhancing Security and Resilience of Bulk Power Systems via Multisource Big Data Learning. 2017 IEEE Power Energy Society General Meeting. :1–5.

In this paper, an advanced security and stability defense framework that utilizes multisource power system data to enhance the power system security and resilience is proposed. The framework consists of early warning, preventive control, on-line state awareness and emergency control, requires in-depth collaboration between power engineering and data science. To realize this framework in practice, a cross-disciplinary research topic — the big data analytics for power system security and resilience enhancement, which consists of data converting, data cleaning and integration, automatic labelling and learning model establishing, power system parameter identification and feature extraction using developed big data learning techniques, and security analysis and control based on the extracted knowledge — is deeply investigated. Domain considerations of power systems and specific data science technologies are studied. The future technique roadmap for emerging problems is proposed.

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Xu, Y., Wang, H. M., Yang, Q., Huang, K. W., Zheng, T. X..  2017.  Cooperative Transmission for Physical Layer Security by Exploring Social Awareness. 2017 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps). :1–6.

Social awareness and social ties are becoming increasingly fashionable with emerging mobile and handheld devices. Social trust degree describing the strength of the social ties has drawn lots of research interests in many fields including secure cooperative communications. Such trust degree reflects the users' willingness for cooperation, which impacts the selection of the cooperative users in the practical networks. In this paper, we propose a cooperative relay and jamming selection scheme to secure communication based on the social trust degree under a stochastic geometry framework. We aim to analyze the involved secrecy outage probability (SOP) of the system's performance. To achieve this target, we propose a double Gamma ratio (DGR) approach through Gamma approximation. Based on this, the SOP is tractably obtained in closed form. The simulation results verify our theoretical findings, and validate that the social trust degree has dramatic influences on the network's secrecy performance.