Yao Liu, Ph.D., Assistant 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?

[Nov, 2016] We have one paper accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2017.
[Nov, 2016] Our discovery of using radio waves to steal WiFi passwords featured in the press.
[Nov, 2016] Dr. Liu is awarded College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Research Achievement Award.
[Sep, 2016] We have one paper accepted by IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.
[Jul, 2016] We have one paper accepted by ACM CCS.
[Jul, 2016] Our proposal on key negotiation was awarded by CBT Holding, with a matching fund from the Florida High Tech Corridor.
[Jul, 2016] Yao is invited to serve as a guest editor for Cybersecurity for Cyber-Enabled Multimedia Applications in IEEE Multimedia Magazine.
[Jul, 2016] Dakun's paper is accepted by IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS).
[Apr, 2016] Ian is interviewed by WTSP 10NEWs on the topic of power grid security.
[Apr, 2016] Yao is invited to serve on the technical program committee for IEEE INFOCOM 2017.
[Apr, 2016] Song's paper is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
[Mar, 2016] Yao is invited to attend NSF/DHS US-Brazil Workshop on Cyber Security and Privacy.
[Mar. 2016] Song's paper is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.

Short Bio

Dr. Yao Liu is an Assistant 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]

[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] NSDMine: Automated Discovery of Network Service Dependencies.
[INFOCOM'12] BitTrickle: Defending against Broadband and High-power Reactive Jamming Attacks.
[S&P'10] Authenticating Primary Users' Signals in Cognitive Radio Networks via Integrated Cryptographic and Wireless Link Signatures.
[ACSAC'10] Defending DSSS-based Broadcast Communication against Insider Jammers via Delayed Seed-Disclosure.
[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) 2015-2016
Program Committee, ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy) 2016
Program Committee, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) 2016
Program Committee, IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC) 2013
Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2015-2016
Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) 2015 - 2017
Program Committee, IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC) 2016
Program Committee, International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) 2016
Program Committee, International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) 2015
Program Committee, Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) 2013
Program Committee, The Military and Commercial Communications Conference (MILCOM) 2014



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