Yao Liu, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
University of South Florida
4202 E Fowler Ave, STOP ENG030, Tampa, FL 33620-5350

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

What's New?

[Sep, 2020] I am appointed as a Senior Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.
[Dec, 2019] A novel design of comb decoding towards collision-free WiFi is to appear in NSDI 2020
[Nov, 2019] I am honored to receive the prestigious ACM CCS Test-of-Time Award, together with Drs. Peng Ning and Mike Reiter, for our study on false data injection against power state estimation.
[May, 2019] Tao and Dakun will continue their academic careers, joining New Mexico State University and Central Michigan University, respectively.
[Nov, 2018] We have three papers (eavesdropper entrapment, CFHider, and orthogonality sabotaging) accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2019.
[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.

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 mobile, network and computer technologies from being undermined by adversaries. Her research interests also lie in the security applications for cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, and machine learning. Dr. Liu has served in the organization and technical program committees in premier network and security conferences, including NDSS, CCS, INFOCOM, S&P, ACSAC, WiSec, and CNS. She has also been in the editorial boards of academic journals, including IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and ACM Transactions on Security and Privacy. Dr. Liu was an NSF CAREER Award recipient in 2016. She received USF Outstanding Research Achievement Award in 2017. She also received the ACM CCS Test-of-Time Award by ACM SIGSAC in 2019. Dr. Liu is a member of ACM and IEEE.

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