Yanchao Zhang

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Research expertise: Network and distributed system security, wireless networking, mobile computing

Yanchao Zhang is an associate professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. His primary research is about security and privacy issues in computer and networked systems, with current focus areas in emerging wireless networks, mobile crowdsourcing, internet of things, social networking and computing, wireless/mobile systems for disabled people, big data analytics, mobile/wearable devices, and wireless/mobile health.

He is/was on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2009 and is a senior member of IEEE. He also chaired the 2015 NSF Workshop on Wireless Security and the 2016 ARO-funded Workshop on Trustworthy Human-Centric Social Networking: Challenges and Research Directions. He has committed to be the TPC Co-Chair for 2017 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, 2006
M.E., Computer Science and Technology, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China, 2002
B.E. in Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China, 1999

Recognition and awards
NSF CAREER Award, 2009

Selected publications

Tao Li, Yimin Chen, Jingchao Sun, Xiaocong Jin, and Yanchao Zhang, “iLock: Immediate and automatic locking of mobile devices against data theft,” ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS’16), Vienna, Austria, October 2016.

Xiaocong Jin, Rui Zhang, Yimin Chen, Tao Li, and Yanchao Zhang, “DPSense: Differentially private crowdsourced spectrum sensing,” ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS’16), Vienna, Austria, October 2016.

Xiaocong Jin and Yanchao Zhang, “Privacy-preserving crowdsourced spectrum sensing,” IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM’16), San Francisco, CA, April 2016.

Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, Jinxue Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, “PriStream: Privacy-preserving distributed stream monitoring of thresholded percentile statistics,” IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM’16), San Francisco, CA, China, April 2016.

Jingchao Sun, Xiaocong Jin, Yimin Chen, Jingxue Zhang, Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, “VISIBLE: Video-assisted keystroke inference from tablet backside motion,” ISOC Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS’16), San Diego, California, February 2016.

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