Yao Liu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
[Aug, 2017] Yao received the 2017 USF Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award.
[Jun, 2017] Our paper on manipulable wireless key establishment is accepted by IEEE CNS 2017.
[Jun, 2017] Our paper on stateful signal processing for wireless networking is accepted by ACM MobiCom 2017.
[May, 2017] Our paper on content masking attack embedded in PDF files against online services is accepted by USENIX Security 2017.
[Mar, 2017] Yao received USF Outstanding Faculty Award.
[Mar, 2017] Yao received a new grant from Department of Defense.
[Feb, 2017] Yao is invited to serve on the technical program committee for ACM CCS 2017.
[Feb, 2017] We have one paper accepted by IEEE Intenet of Things Journal.
[Nov, 2016] We have one paper accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2017.
[Nov, 2016] Our discovery of using radio waves to steal WiFi passwords (in the CCS'16 paper) featured in the press.
[Nov, 2016] Yao 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.
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]
[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.
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 - 2018
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