Yao Liu, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
University of South Florida
4202 E Fowler Ave, ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620

Phone: 813-974-1079
Email: yliu@cse.usf.edu

Curriculum Vitae

What's New?

[Oct, 2018] Yao is invited to serve in the organization committee of IEEE Conferences on Communications and Network Security (CNS) 2019.
[Jul, 2018] Our work on training-agnostic keystroke inference is to appear in ACM CCS 2018.
[Jun, 2018] The paper to detect unauthorized walking behavior in smart phones has been accepted by IEEE Trans. Mobile Computing.
[Apr, 2018] Yao is invited to serve in the organization committee of IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P) 2019.
[Apr, 2018] Song will continue his academic career as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Oklahoma.
[Apr, 2018] Ian Markwood and Song Fang have successfully defended their Ph.D. theses.
[Mar, 2018] The work on enhancing the security of voice control systems is to appear in ACM MobiHoc 2018.
[Oct, 2017] Yao was invited to serve the IoT security panel at IEEE CNS 2017.
[Oct, 2017] The work on key establishment via RSS trajectory matching is to appear in IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security.
[Sep, 2017] The video for stateful inter-packet signal processing in ACM MobiCom 2017 has been posted here.

Short Bio

Dr. Yao Liu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida. She received her Ph.D in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2012. Dr. Liu's research is related to computer and network security, with an emphasis on designing and implementing defense approaches that protect emerging wireless technologies from being undermined by adversaries. Her research interest also lies in the security of cyber-physical systems, especially in smart grid security. She is an NSF CAREER Award recipient in 2016.

Selected Publications [Full List]

[CCS'18] No Training Hurdles: Fast Training-Agnostic Attacks to Infer Your Typing.
[MobiHoc'18] WiVo: Enhancing the Security of Voice Control System via Wireless Signal in IoT Environment.
[MobiCom'17] Stateful Inter-Packet Signal Processing for Wireless Networking.
[USENIX Security'17] PDF Mirage: Content Masking Attack Against Information-Based Online Services.
[INFOCOM'17] Electric Grid Power Flow Model Camouflage Against Topology Leaking Attacks.
[CCS'16] When CSI Meets Public WiFi: Inferring Your Mobile Phone Password via WiFi Signals.
[AsiaCCS'16] Vehicle Self-Surveillance: Sensor-Enabled Automatic Driver Recognition.
[CCS'15] Location-restricted Services Access Control Leveraging Pinpoint Waveforming.
[MobiCom'14] Where Are You From? Confusing Location Distinction Using Virtual Multipath Camouflage .
[ESORICS'14] Fingerprinting Far Proximity From Radio Emissions.
[INFOCOM'13] Location Privacy in Database-driven Cognitive Radio Networks: Attacks and Countermeasures.
[INFOCOM'12] BitTrickle: Defending against Broadband and High-power Reactive Jamming Attacks.
[INFOCOM'12] NSDMine: Automated Discovery of Network Service Dependencies.
[ACSAC'10] Defending DSSS-based Broadcast Communication against Insider Jammers via Delayed Seed-Disclosure.
[Oakland'10] Authenticating Primary Users' Signals in Cognitive Radio Networks via Integrated Cryptographic and Wireless Link Signatures.
[INFOCOM'10] Randomized Differential DSSS: Jamming-Resistant Wireless Broadcast Communication.
[CCS'09] False Data Injection Attacks against State Estimation in Electric Power Grids.

Professional Services

Program Committee, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2015 - 2017
Program Committee, ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy), 2016
Program Committee, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2016 - 2017
Program Committee, IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2015 - 2019
Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2015 - 2017
Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), 2015
Program Committee, International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), 2015
Program Committee, International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC), 2016 - 2017
Program Committee, The Military and Commercial Communications Conference (MILCOM), 2014
Program Committee, International Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing (ASIACCS-SCC), 2013 - 2014
Program Committee, Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS), 2013
Program Committee, IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), 2013

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