Ming (Fred) Li

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Utah State University

4205 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322
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Phone: (435) 797-2336
Office: Old Main 435

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I am looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students who are interested in networking/security research. Please read this for detailed information. Visiting/exchange scholars and students are also welcome to contact me.

  • [Aug. 2014] News release about our secure vehicular platooning project: Security Questions Abound as Autonomous Vehicles Emerge
  • [Jul. 2014] Dr. Li gave a talk on "Scalable, Privacy-Preserving Searchable Cloud Data Services" at the Air Force Research Lab!
  • [Jul. 2014] Dr. Li is invited to serve on ASIACCS 2015 TPC!
  • [Jul. 2014] Two papers are accepted by SecureComm 2014!
  • [May. 2014] Our research in cloud security and privacy is featured by the Faculty Spotlight in the College of Engineering of USU.
  • [Mar. 2014] Dr. Li received an AWS in Education Research Grant Award!
  • [Mar. 2014] Dr. Li received the NSF CAREER Award!
  • [Feb. 2014] The WiSeR lab got one full paper accepted by ACM ASIACCS 2014!
  • [Nov. 2013] The WiSeR lab got two papers accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2014!
  • [May. 2013] Our ACM ASIACCS 2013 paper on privacy preserving cloud data search won the Distinguished Paper Award!
  • [Mar. 2013] Our paper "Surviving the RF Smog: Making Body Area Networks Robust to Cross-Technology Interference'' is accepted by IEEE SECON 2013!
  • [Feb. 2013] Our paper "Storing Shared Data on the Cloud via Security-Mediator" is accepted by ICDCS 2013!
  • [Jan. 2013] The WiSeR lab got two full papers accepted by ACM WiSec 2013!

Short Biography


Ming Li is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science at Utah State University (USU). He currently leads the Wireless Network and Cyber Security Research (WiSeR) lab at USU. He received Ph.D. in 2011 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and earned his B.E. and M.E. degrees from Beihang University, China. Dr. Li's research is funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) and Amazon Web Services. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2014.

Research Interests


His main research interests are in the areas of Cyber Security and Privacy, with current emphases on the following topics:

  • Cloud and big data security & privacy: secure data/computation outsourcing and private data analytics; applied cryptography.
  • Cyber-physical systems security: autonomous vehicular transportation, smart & connected health, Internet-of-Things.
  • Network & distributed system security: security in social networks and crowdsourcing; anonymous communications; authentication.
  • Wireless network and security: network coexistence, spectrum enforcement, wireless physical-layer security.
In the past, he has also done research in wireless networking and mobile computing, with emphases on network coding, opportunistic routing and broadcast.

Selected Recent Publications [More] [Google Scholar Citations]


  • "Maple: Scalable Multi-Dimensional Range Search over Encrypted Cloud Data with Tree-based Index'', ACM ASIACCS 2014 (with B. Wang, Y. Hou, H. Wang and H. Li)
  • "Computing Encrypted Cloud Data Efficiently under Multiple Keys'', IEEE CNS-SPCC 2013 (with B. Wang, S. S. M. Chow and H. Li)
  • "Storing Shared Data on the Cloud via Security-Mediator'', ICDCS 2013 (with B. Wang, S. S. M. Chow and H. Li)
  • "Privacy-Preserving Multi-keyword Text Search in the Cloud Supporting Similarity-based Ranking'', ACM ASIACCS 2013 (with W. Sun, B. Wang, N. Cao, W. Lou, Y. T. Hou and H. Li) (Distinguished paper award)
  • "Chorus: Scalable In-band Trust Establishment for Multiple Constrained Devices over the Insecure Wireless Channel'', ACM WiSec 2013 (with Y. Hou and J. D. Guttman)
  • "SHARP: Private Proximity Test and Secure Handshake with Cheat-Proof Location Tags", ESORICS 2012 (with Y. Zheng, W. Lou and Y. T. Hou)

Funded Research Projects


  • [NSF-EARS] Crowdsourcing-Based Spectrum Etiquette Enforcement in Dynamic Spectrum Access,National Science Foundation, 1/1/2015-12/31/2017, PI
  • [NSF-SaTC] TWC: Medium: Secure and Resilient Vehicular Platooning, 8/1/2014-7/31/2018, Co-PI (project link)
  • [NSF-NeTS] CAREER: Toward Cooperative Interference Mitigation for Heterogeneous Multi-hop MIMO Wireless Networks, National Science Foundation, 7/1/2014-6/31/2019, PI (project link)
  • [NSF-CSR] Towards User Privacy in Outsourced Cloud Data Services, National Science Foundation, 10/1/2012-9/31/2015, PI (link)
  • [AWS] Proving the Possession of Multi-Owner Data in the Cloud, Amazon AWS Research Grant, 2014-2015

Awards & Honors


  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2014
  • Distinguished Paper Award, ACM ASIACCS 2013.
  • USU CS Faculty Research Award, 2013.

Professional Activities


Editorship

  • Editor, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems

Conference Organizing Committee

  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) Co-Chair, Cyberspace Safety Track, the 6th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2014)
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) Co-Chair, Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust Track, the 7th International Conference on Broadband, Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications (BWCCA 2012)
  • Student Travel Grants Co-Chair, the 34th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2015)
  • Publicity Co-Chair, The 8th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec 2015)
  • Publications Chair, The 2nd IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS 2014)
  • Web Chair, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) 2013, 2015
  • Session Chair, IEEE CNS 2013, 2014, IEEE INFOCOM 2014, 2013, Globecom 2013, ACM WiSec 2013, ACM WiSec 2012

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