Yanchao Zhang

Associate Professor
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480-727-0039
yczhang@asu.edu

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

Yanchao Zhang joined Arizona State University in June 2010 as an associate professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering. Before ASU, he was an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology from 2006 to 2010. He is on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and IEEE Wireless Communications. Zhang’s 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 networks, wireless/mobile systems for disabled people, wireless/mobile health and mobile and wearable devices. He received an NSF CAREER Award in 2009, is a senior member of IEEE, and was a co-chair of the 2015 NSF Workshop on Wireless 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

Rui Zhang, Jingchao Sun, Yanchao Zhang, and Chi Zhang, “Secure spatial top-K query processing via untrusted location-based service providers, ” IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 111-124, January/February 2015.

Xiaocong Jin, Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, “SafeDSA: Safeguard dynamic spectrum access against fake secondary users,” ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS’15), Denver, Colorado, October 2015

Jinxue Zhang, Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, “Your actions tell where you are: Uncovering Twitter users in a metropolitan area,” IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS’15), Florence, Italy, September 2015

Xiaocong Jin, Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Chi Zhang, “SpecGuard: Spectrum misuse detection in dynamic spectrum access systems,” IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM’15), Hong Kong, China, April 2015

Yimin Chen, Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, “Your song your way: Rhythm-based two-factor authentication for multi-touch mobile devices,” IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM’15), Hong Kong, China, April 2015

Jinyuan Sun, Chi Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Yuguang Fang, “SAT: A security architecture achieving anonymity and traceability in wireless mesh networks,” IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 295-307, Mar. 2011.

Jing Shi, Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, “A spatiotemporal approach to secure range queries in tiered sensor networks,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 264- 273, Jan. 2011.