Invited to MSRC's Researcher Celebration at Black Hat 2022


On July 25, I was invited to MSRC’s Researcher Celebration at Black Hat 2022.

Aug 10, 2022 7:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas / Virtually
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, 89119

On July 25, I was invited to MSRC’s Researcher Celebration at Black Hat 2022.

Event details:

· When: Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, from 7PM to 11PM

· Where: Illuminarium at Area 15, Las Vegas

· Who is the event for: MSRC’s Most Valuable Researchers (MVRs) and alumni, MSRC strategic partners, the security research community, and Microsoft employees in security engineering, response, and research.

Frequently asked questions:

· Why am I receiving this email? You are receiving this email – an invitation to the MSRC Researcher Celebration 2022 event – because you have been recognized as one of MSRC’s Most Valuable Researchers, have contributed a bounty eligible case to MSRC at some point during the past 4 years, are part of MSRC’s MAPP program, or you have been nominated to receive an invitation from a fellow researcher or Microsoft employee. If you believe you have been invited in error or do not wish to be invited to these types of events, please email to have your name added to the ‘do not contact’ list.

· Will there be transport to the event? Yes! When registering please let us know what hotel you will be staying at, and we will use this information to coordinate transport to and from the party. We will endeavor to have multiple options for attendees to arrive and depart throughout the night.

· Do I need to eat before I arrive? You shouldn’t need to! There will be amazing (and substantial) food and beverages throughout the event with options for vegetarians, vegans, as well as those avoiding gluten and dairy.

· Can I have a +1? We’d love for you to introduce us to researchers and potential partners that might not have received an invitation. Feel free to request a +1 when registering but please note that we cannot guarantee additional tickets as space is limited.

· Can I forward this email? Please don’t. When registering request a +1, or email with the name of the researcher(s) you would like to nominate.

· I’m not attending Black Hat or DEF CON, can I give my ticket to another researcher? Tickets are non-transferable, however if you’d like to nominate another researcher to attend the MSRC Researcher Celebration event please email with the name and email address of the researcher you’d like to nominate – but please ensure that researcher has given you permission to pass their contact information on to us.

Xiang Li
Xiang Li
Ph.D. Candidate in Cyberspace Security (Tsinghua University)

Xiang Li is a 5th-year Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Network Science and Cyberspace, Tsinghua University, advised by Professors Qi Li and Haixin Duan. His research interests include network security, protocol security, IPv6 security, DNS security, Internet measurement, network & protocol fuzzing, network vulnerability discovery & attack, and underground economy with 18 research papers. As the first author, he has published many research papers at all top-tier security conferences, including Oakland S&P, USENIX Security, CCS, NDSS, and Black Hat (Asia, USA, and Europe). He applied for 11 patents (1 authorized and 5 in checking as the first author). He has obtained over 200 CVE/CNVD/CNNVD vulnerability numbers, more than $11,600 rewards, 330+ GitHub stars, multiple CERT reports, 100+ news coverage, and RFC acknowledgement. He got multiple prizes, such as 1st prize of IPv6 Technology Application Innovation Competition, 2nd prize of GeekCon 2023 DAF Contest, National Scholarship, Wang Dazhong Scholarship, Tsinghua Outstanding Scholarship, and Extraordinary Hacker of GeekCon International 2024.