Research

My primary research interests span broadly across the areas as follows.

  • Secure real-time wireless medical devices
  • Cyber-physical security
  • Device fingerprinting
  • Acoustic side-channel
  • Captcha attacks and design

My other interests include: mobile forensics, security & privacy of medical data, efficient encryption schemes design. Google Scholar.

News

    • Our journal paper “Feature Fusion and Voiceprint Based Access Control for Wireless Insulin Pump Systems” was published at IEEE ACCESS. Congratulations to Yuan Ping and Bin Hao!
    • Our CCS paper about the security issues of  temperature-control systems was featured by University of Michigan Engineering News. Link.
    • I publish an essay about how to select topics for top-4 security conferences. Link.
    • I published a checklist for top-4 security conferences. Link.
    • Our new paper written by my student, MD Imran Hossen, was reported by RECLAIM the Net!
    • Our new paper written by my student, MD Imran Hossen, was reported by The Register
    • My student Yazhou Tu’s paper “Trick or Heat? Manipulating Critical Temperature-Based Control Systems Using Rectification Attacks” was accepted by ACM CCS 2019. Congratulations to Yazhou!
    • I was selected to serve as a PC member of USENIX SECURITY 2020!
    • Bin Hao presented his paper “Voiceprint-based Access Control for Wireless Insulin Pump Systems” at IEEE MASS 2010.
    • Welcome four new graduate students to join WEDS lab!
    • Our USENIX SECURITY paper written by my student, Yazhou Tu, was reported by The Register
    • I was selected to serve as a PC member of USENIX SECURITY 2019!
    • My student Yazhou Tu’s paper “Injected and Delivered: Fabricating Implicit Control over Actuation Systems by Spoofing Inertial Sensors” was accepted by USENIX SECURITY SYMP. 2018. Congratulations to Yazhou!
    • I will move to University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
    • I was awarded an NSF CRII grant!
    • I was awarded a Delaware Economic Development Office grant!

Awards

  • 08/2014 ACM 2014 MobiHoc Best Poster Runner-up Award
  • 12/2013 Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • 04/2013 The Bronze Award Best Graduate Project in Future of Computing Competition
  • 04/2013 IEEE INFOCOM student travel grant
  • 12/2010 IEEE GLOBECOM student travel grant

Active Grant

  • NSF,  Project title: CRII: SaTC: CPS: RUI: Cyber-Physical System Security in Implantable Insulin Injection Systems. Amount: $174,995. 11/20/2017-12/31/2019.

Previous Grant

  • A human-aware energy-efficient security framework for memory-restrained Internet of Everything Devices  Agency: Delaware Economic Development Office, $99,997, 11/1/2015-10/31/17.

Professional Activities

  • Panelist

    • NSF Cyber-physical System 2015
    • 2019 IEEE Senior Member Application Virtual Review Panel
  • Program Committee Member

    • USENIX SECURITY SYMP. 2019 & 2020
    • IEEE ICDIS 2019
    • IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 & 2014 & 2015  & 2016 & 2017
    • IEEE ICC 2014 & 2015 & 2016 & 2017
    • IEEE WASA 2016 & 2017
    • IEEE CyperC 2014 & 2015
    • IEEE ICACCI 2014
    • IEEE ICCVE 2013 & 2014  & 2015
  • Editor of journals

    • Assistant managing editor of JISTMSR (Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management for Specialized Research)
    • Guest editor of Security Analytics and Intelligence for Cyber-Physical Systems, IEEE Access.
  • Reviewer for journals

    • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
    • IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
    • IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
    • International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing
    • Wiley Journal of Security and Communication Networks