Ming (Fred) Li
Department of Computer Science
Utah State University
4205 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322
Phone: (435) 797-2336
Office: Old Main 435
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 pa
per "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!
His main research interests are in the areas of Cyber Security and Privacy, with current emphases on the following topics:
Cloud a nd 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'',
(with B. Wang, Y. Hou, H. Wang and H. Li) ACM ASIACCS 2014 "
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 (with Y. Zheng, W. Lou and Y. T. Hou) ESORICS 2012 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.
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)
Session Chair, IEEE CNS 2013, 2014, IEEE INFOCOM 2014, 2013, Globecom 2013, ACM WiSec 2013, ACM WiSec 2012
Conference Program Committee (Selected)
ACM Symposium on InformAtion, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), 2015
IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2013-2015
IEEE Internatinal Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2013
International Conference on Security and Cryptography ( SECRYPT), 2012-2014
International Conference on Information and Communications Security ( ICICS), 2012, 2014
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2012, 2013, 2015
International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets), 2013-2014
IEEE International Workshop on Data Security and PrivAcy in wireless Networks (D-SPAN), 2013
© Ming Li, 2012