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Assistant Professor,
School of Computing and Information Sciences,
Florida International University, The State University of Florida at Miami.

About me

I am an Assistant Professor of School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS). I received my second Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UMass Amherst in 2018 under the supervision of Professor David Irwin. Before that, I finished my first Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2014 from Northeastern University China where I was advised by Professor Guiran Chang. I also worked in industry for two years. At FIU SCIS, I lead the Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory (CPSLab).

Research Interests

  • My research group aims to build data-driven computer systems with a particular emphasis on sustainability, system security and data privacy of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) such as smart homes, smart grid, smart transportation, and smart cities.

  • Our work has been spanning multiple technical fields, including machine learning, deep learning, image processing, and privacy implication. We open-source all the systems (including their evaluation datasets) we build.

  • I am always looking for outstanding Ph.D. and undergraduate students to join the team. Please send me your CV and transcripts.

What's New

  • 11/2020 SolarTrader paper won the Best Paper Award at ACM BuildSys’20.

  • 11/2020 Congratulations to Qi and Yuzhou for being selected as ACM SenSys’20 and BuildSys’20 Student Volunteers!

  • 10/2020 Receive CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION from IGSC Steering Committee.

  • 10/2020 Two PhD students (Qi and Yuzhou) received IGSC’20 attending/participating grant to present our SolarDiagnostics work.

  • 09/2020 SolarTrader paper accepted at BuildSys’20 (Regular Paper Acceptance Rate:  24%).

  • 08/2020 SolarDiagnostics paper accepted at IGSC’20 (Acceptance Rate: 23%).

  • 08/2020 Serve as TPC member for IoTDI’21, part of CPS-IoT Week 2021, please consider submitting!

  • 06/2020 Organize BigDataCPS’20, please consider submitting!

  • 05/2020 Serve as TPC member for BuildSys’20, please consider submitting!

  • 05/2020 Serve as TPC member for MASS’20, please consider submitting!

  • 04/2020 Serve as TPC member for IGSC’20, please consider submitting!

  • 04/2020 Serve as TPC member for BigData’20, Atlanta, please consider submitting!

  • 04/2020 Two PhD students: Qi and Yuzhou passed their Ph.D. qualifying exams.

  • 04/2020 IoT security research: “Online Learning and Visualization for Intrusion Detection and Prevention in Privacy-Enhanced IoT Networks” is funded by Cyber Florida Collaborative Seed Program.

  • 03/2020 SolarFinder source code and data are released on CPS GitHub.

  • 01/2020 SolarFinder paper accepted at ACM & IEEE IPSN’20 (Acceptance Rate: 22.13%), part of CPS-IoT Week 2020.

  • 10/2019 Received Appreciation Certificate from IGSC Steering Committee.

  • 09/2019 Organize CPSBigData 2019 Workshop.

  • 08/2019 Solar-TK paper is accepted at (the 16th) MASS 2019.

  • 08/2019 IoT device identification paper is accepted at (the 38th) MilCom 2019.

  • 06/2019 Serve as TPC member for AIChallengeIoT 2019, New York.

  • 04/2019 Serve as Keynote Speaker at Cybersecurity in Florida Public Transportation Workshop.

  • 04/2019 Attend NSF CISE Career Workshop with travel grant.

  • 04/2019 Serve as TPC member for IEEE AICCSA’19, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

  • 03/2019 Serve as TPC member for IEEE BigData’19, Los Angeles, USA.

  • 01/2019 Smart Building Image Processing Project is funded by Google Cloud $9,976.

  • 10/2018 Attend Sustainable Research Pathways (SRP) Workshop, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

  • 09/2018 Sun paper is accepted to ACM BuildSys’18 (Acceptance Rate: 24.19%)

  • 08/2018 Joined FIU SCIS as tenure-track Assistant Professor.