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 work has appeared in premier journals and conferences including IEEE JSAC, TWC, TPDS, ACM TOSN, IEEE INFOCOM, SECON, ICDCS, ICNP, ACM ASIACCS, WiSec, ESORICS, etc. His research is funded by National Science Foundation and Amazon Web Services.
His main research interests are in the areas of Cyber Security and Privacy, and Wireless Networks, with current emphases on the following topics:
Security and privacy in cloud computing & big data: privacy-preserving outsourced data storage, search, and computation.
"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)
NSF CAREER Award, 2014
Distinguished Paper Award (co-recipient), ACM ASIACCS 2013.
USU CS Faculty Research Award, 2013.
Nomination for best paper award by the IEEE COMSOC MMTC, 2012.
Editor, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
of Journals: IEEE/ACM ToN, IEEE JSAC, TIFS, TKDE, TSP, TSG, TWC, TMC, TPDS, TVT, TITS, WCM, International Journal of Security and Networks, Security and Communication Networks, Information Sciences, etc.