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?

[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.
[Apr, 2018] Ian Markwood and Song Fang have successfully defended their Ph.D. theses.

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 mobile and network technologies from being undermined by adversaries. Her research interest also lies in the security of cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things. Dr. Liu has served in the organization and technical program committees in network and security conferences, including NDSS, CCS, INFOCOM, S&P and CNS. She has also been in the editorial boards of academic journals, including Journal of Computer Security and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. Dr. Liu was an NSF CAREER Award recipient in 2016. She received the ACM CCS Test-of-Time Award by ACM SIGSAC in 2019. Dr. Liu is a member of ACM and IEEE.

Selected Publications [Full List]

[INFOCOM'20] ProTO: Proactive Topology Obfuscation Against Adversarial Network Topology Inference.
[NSDI'20] Comb Decoding towards Collision-Free WiFi.
[INFOCOM'19] CFHider: Control Flow Obfuscation with Intel SGX.
[INFOCOM'19] Entrapment for Wireless Eavesdroppers.
[INFOCOM'19] Orthogonality-Sabotaging Attacks against OFDMA-based Wireless Networks.
[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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