About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Science, Georgia State University. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from The George Washington University under the supervision of Prof. Xiuzhen Cheng in 2016, my M.S. in Computer Science & Technology from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2011, and my B.S. in Mathematics & Applied Mathematics from China Agricultural University in 2008. 

I am looking for PhD students, motivated for doing research in the areas of security, privacy, and networking, and graduate assistantships are available! If you are interested, please feel free to contact me.

Contact Info

  • Address: 25 Park Place, Suite 733, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Phone: (404) 413-6658
  • Email: wli28@gsu.edu

Awards

  • Best Paper Award: "Efficient Privacy-Preserving Dot-Product Computation in Mobile Computing", by Chunqiang Hu, Ruijian Li, Wei Li, Jiguo Yu, Zhi Tian, and Rongfang Bie, ACM Workshop PAMCO, Jul. 2016.
  • Louis P. Wegman Endowment Fellowship: offered by The George Washington University, $2848, 2014.
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science 125th Anniversary Endowment Fellowship (the sole one): $7000, 2013.
  • Best Paper Award (the sole one): "Truthful Multi-Attribute Auction with Discriminatory Pricing in Cognitive Radio Networks", by Wei Li, Shengling Wang, and Xiuzhen Cheng, ACM MobiCom Workshop CRAB, Oct. 2013.
  • Best Paper Award (the sole one): "Approximate Optimization for Proportional Fair AP Association in Multi-rate WLANs", by Wei Li, Yong Cui, Shengling Wang, and Xiuzhen Cheng, 5th Int. Conference WASA, Aug. 2010.

Grants

  • (Co-PI) A Framework for Smart Data Trading Platform, $200,472, 01/15/2019-01/15/2025, Invest Canada Alliance (ICA).
  • (Co-PI) An Analytics Toolbox for Business Data, $20,000, 01/01/2019-12/31/2021, AI KNIGHT (AI).
  • Student Travel Grant: supported by the National Science Foundation for attending ACM MobiHoc 2014, $750.
  • Student Travel Grant: supported by the National Science Foundation for attending IEEE INFOCOM 2013, $800.
  • Student Travel Grant: provided by Department of Computer Science, The George Washington University for attending IEEE INFOCOM 2013, $1200.
  • Student Travel Grant: provided by Department of Computer Science, The George Washington University for attending IEEE ICCC 2012, $1200.

Research & Publication

  • My research mainly spans the areas of security and privacy for the Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems, secure and privacy-aware computing, Big Data, Game Theory, and algorithm design and analysis.
  • I have published in premier journals and conferences, including IEEE Internet of Things JournalIEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN)IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC)IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII)IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC)IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)ACM MobiHoc,  IEEE INFOCOMIEEE ICDM, and IEEE ICDCS, etc. More information can be referred to Selected Publications and Google Scholar Citations.

Professional
Services

  • Member:
    ACM
    IEEE
    IEEE Communications Society
  • Guest Editor:
    1. EURASIP SI on Recent Advances in Internet of Things Security and Privacy
    2. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN) SI on privacy preservation for Large-scale Internet of Things (IoT)
    3. Security and Communication Networks (SCN) SI on Security and Privacy for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Conference Chair:
    1. Publication Co-Chair of The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain (Blockchain 2019)
    2. Publication Co-Chair of The 14th International Conference onWireless Algorithms, Systems and Applications (WASA 2019)
    3. Publication Chair of The 2nd IEEE Symposium on Privacy-Aware Computing (IEEE PAC 2018)
    4. Publication Co-Chair of The 13th International Conference onWireless Algorithms, Systems and Applications (WASA 2018)
    5. Publication Chair of The 1st IEEE Symposium on Privacy-Aware Computing (IEEE PAC 2017)
  • Program Committee Member:
    2020: INFOCOM
    2019: Blockchain, GlobeCom, ICDCS, IPCCC
    2018: IPCCC, I-SPAN, WASA
    2017: IIKI, WASA
    2016: IIKI
    2015: IIKI
    2014: IIKI, WASA
  • Reviewer for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC), IEEE Transactions Mobile Computing (TMC), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distribution (TPDS), IEEE Transactions on Computers (TOC), Mobile Networks and Applications (MONE), Finite Fields and their Applications (FFA), INFOCOM, ICDCS, GlobeCom, ICC, MASS, IWQoS, IIKI, WASA, and CrownCom, etc.

Teaching

  • CSC 4221/6221 Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing, Spring 2017
  • CSC 4520/6520 Design and Analysis: Algorithm, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
  • CSC 8224 Cryptography, Spring 2019, Spring 2018

Group

  • Ph.D. Students:
    1. Zhuojun Duan (co-supervised with Prof. Zhipeng Cai), Assistant Professor, University of Hartford, USA
    2. Korn Sooksatra (Fall 2016 - present)
    3. Saide Zhu (Spring 2017 - present)
    4. Zuobin Xiong (Fall 2018 - present)
  • M.S. Students:
    1. Raghunandan Gardas (graduated in Spring 2018), Java Developer, Nortal
    2. Suganya Gunanathan (graduated in Fall 2018), Application Analyst, First Data Corporation
    3. Shyama Bhuvanendran Sheela (graduated in Fall 2018)
    4. Dhara Mandal (graduated in Spring 2019), NCR Corporation, Big Data Analyst
    5. Mounika Koritala (graduated in Spring 2019), NCR Corporation, IT Analyst
    6. Swapnil Pandey (Fall 2018 – present)
    7. Sai Sudheep Reddy Kaidapuram (Fall 2018 – present)