W4-NET  Lab Members


Current Members

Faculty

Prof. Yang Xiao, Ph.D., Professor

Email: yangxiao AT ieee.org 

The University of Alabama

Home Page: http://yangxiao.cs.ua.edu/

Current Ph.D. Students

1. Mr. Julius Jow

Dissertation: pending

Graduation:  Dec. 2018 (expected)

Homepage:

Publications:

·       1 journal paper,

·       0 conference paper 

·       0 book chapter,

Email: 

Note: 

2. Ms. Tasnuva Mahjabin

Dissertation: pending

Graduation:  Dec. 2019 (expected)

Homepage:

Publications:

Email: 

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3. Ms. Xiaofang Xia (visiting PhD student)

Dissertation: (pending) Related to Security in Smart Grid

Graduation:  Pending

Homepage:

Publications:

·       4 journal papers including 2 IEEE transactions papers,

·       2 conference papers 

·       0 book chapter,

Email: 

Note: 

·      Xiaofang Xia is currently visiting here from Sep. 20, 2016 to Feb. 19 2018.

·      Xiaofang Xia joined the Ph.D. program in Aug. 2011.

4. Additional Student Info, please click here

Affiliated Faculty

Prof. Hui Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor

      

Email: huichen AT ieee.org 

City University of New York - Brooklyn College

Home Page: https://huichen-cs.github.io/

Current Visiting Professors

W4-NET  Alumni


Ph.D. Alumni (Previous Members)

1. Dr. Haizhon Li, (graduated in 3 years of Ph.D. studies)

·       Dissertation: Quality of Service and Enhancement for the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs

·       Graduation: Jul. 2005

·       Homepage: http://faculty.uscupstate.edu/fli/

·       Publications:

o   8 journal papers including 5 IEEE Transactions papers,

o   6 conference papers,

o   2 book chapters,

·       Email: FLI (at) USCUPSTATE (dot) EDU

·       Notes:

o   Frank Haizhon Li got tenure and promoted to associate professor (Aug. 2011)

o   Haizhon Li won 2004 W4-Net Best Researcher Award. His award citation reads "For contributions to high quality research in quality of service enhancement for the contention-based IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs."

o   Haizhon Li had accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position from University of South Carolina, Upstate, starting Aug. 16 2005.

o   Graduated from The University of Memphis

2. Dr. Hui Chen, (graduated in 3 years of Ph.D. studies)

·       Dissertation: Cache Mechanisms and Replacement Policies for Wireless/Mobile Networks

·       Graduation: Jul. 2006

·       Homepage: http://sest.vsu.edu/~hchen/

·       Publications:

o   19 Journal papers including 11 IEEE Transactions papers,

o   22 conference papers,

·       Email: huichen AT ieee.org

·       Note:

o   Hui Chen got tenure and promoted to associate professor (Aug. 2012)

o   Obtained another  NSF grant Sept. 2011.

o   Obtained two NSF grants Sept. 2010.

o   Hui Chen won 2005 W4-Net Best Researcher Award. His award citation reads "For contributions to high quality research in wireless caching and location management."

o   Hui Chen had accepted a tenure-track assistant professor from Virginia State University. Start date: Aug 13, 2007.

o   Graduated from The University of Memphis

3. Dr. Alina Olteanu (graduated in 4 years of Ph.D. studies)

     

·       Dissertation: Network Security: Design, Analysis, and Tradeoff Evaluation

·       Dissertation Defense: May 8 2009

·       Graduation: Aug. 2009

·       Homepage: http://www.cs.ua.edu/graduate/aolteanu/

·       Publications:

o   5 journal papers including 3 IEEE Transactions papers, ( + 0 journal paper submission)

o   5 conference papers,

o   0 book chapter,

·       Email

·       Notes:

o   Alina Olteanu got promotion to associate professor, Apr. 2013.

o   Alina Olteanu accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Computer Science department at "Spiru Haret" University,  Bucharest, Romania, starting Oct. 2011.

o   Alina Olteanu was nominated for Outstanding Dissertation Award of the school in Nov. 2010

o   Alina Olteanu  won 2009 W4-Net Best Researcher Award. Her award citation reads "For contributions to high quality research in security analysis, security modeling, and tradeoff analysis of security and performance."

           

o   Alina graduated with her PhD Degree Aug. 2009

o   Found a job in a company, CTS, Birmingham, AL. (July 2009)

o   Passed Dissertation Defense, May 8, 2009;

o   Outstanding Graduate Research Award, 2009

o   Graduated from The University of Alabama

4. Dr. Ke Meng (graduated in 4 years of Ph.D. studies)

Dissertation: Wi-Fi Attack Mitigation: Analysis, Design, and Implementation.

Graduation: May 2011

Homepage:

Publications:

·       4 journal papers, ( + 0 journal paper submissions)

·       5 conference papers ( 0 conference paper submissions)

·       0 book chapter, ( + 1 chapter submission)

Email

Notes:  

·       Ke Meng passed Dissertation Oral Defense on May 10, 2011.

·       Ke Meng got a job offer (Research Scientist) from our collaborating company: Intelligent Automation, Inc., Maryland , USA ,  Apr. 2011.

·       Ke Meng won Outstanding Graduate Research Award in Computer Science, 2011.

·       Ke Meng passed Dissertation Proposal Defense Dec. 2010.

·       Ke Meng won 2008 W4-Net Best Researcher Award. His award citation reads "For contributions to high quality R&D (research and development) in a funded research, as well as helping obtain grants to support the continuous research."

·      

·       Ke Meng passed Qualifying Exam, Aug. 2009.

5. Dr. Yanping Zhang (graduated in 5 years of Ph.D. studies)

Dissertation: Surveillance and Intrusion Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks: Design, Analysis, and Evaluation.  

Graduation:  Aug. 2012

Homepage: http://www.cs.gonzaga.edu/~zhangy/  Old page: http://yzhang.students.cs.ua.edu/

Publications:

Email: 

Notes: 

6. Dr. Miao Peng (graduated in 5 years of Ph.D. studies)

Dissertation: Design, Analysis, and Theoretical Bounds in Acoustic and RF Sensor Networks

Graduation:  Dec. 2012.

Homepage: http://www.cs.ua.edu/~mpeng/

Publications:

·       9 journal papers including 2 IEEE Transactions papers  

·       6 conference papers,

·       0 book chapter,

Email: 

Notes:

·       Miao Peng passed his dissertation oral defense, Aug. 21, 2012.

·       Miao Peng accepted a R&D job offer from SMC network at Austin, TX, July 2012.

·       Miao Peng passed Dissertation Proposal Defense, Nov. 2011.

·       Miao Peng passed Qualifying Exam, Jan. 2010.

7. Dr. Jing (Chris) Liu (graduated in 4.5 years of Ph.D. studies)

Dissertation: Accountability in Smart Grids and Medical Sensor Networks

Graduation: May 2013

Homepage: http://students.cs.ua.edu/~jingliu/

Publications:

Email: 

Notes:

8. Dr. Zhifeng Xiao (graduated in 4.5 years of Ph.D. studies)

Dissertation: Design and Analysis of Accountable Networked and Distributed Systems

Graduation: Aug. 2013

Homepage:  https://sites.psu.edu/zxiao/  old page: http://zxiao.students.cs.ua.edu/

Publications:

  • 10 journal papers including 1 IEEE Transactions paper

  • 6 conference papers

  • 0 book chapter,

Email: 

Notes:

  • Zhifeng Xiao passed Dissertation Oral Defense, Jun. 7 2013

  • Zhifeng Xiao passed Dissertation Proposal Defense, Mar. 21 2013

  • Zhifeng Xiao accepted an Assistant Professor position in Computer Science and Software Engineering at Pennsylvania State University at Erie (starting date: Aug. 2013), Mar. 2013.

  • Zhifeng Xiao won 2012 Outstanding Graduate Researcher, Apr. 2012.

  • Zhifeng Xiao passed Qualifying Exam, Jan. 2011.

  • Supervising a master thesis: Nandhakumar Kathiresshan passed his thesis oral defense, entitled "Eagle eye: An Accountable Logging Framework For Distributed Systems," on Oct. 25 2010.

9. Dr. Bo Fu

       

Dissertation: Accountable Logging and its Applications to Intrusion Detection

Graduation: Aug. 2013

Homepage:

Publications:

·       10 journal papers including an IEEE Transactions paper, ( + 1 Journal paper submission)

·       7 conference papers, 

·       0 book chapter,

Email: 

Notes: 

·       Bo Fu passed dissertation oral defense on Sep. 23, 2013.

·       Bo Fu passed passed dissertation proposal defense on Feb. 21, 2013.

·       Bo Fu passed Qualifying Exam, Sep. 2011.

·       Bo Fu won Upsilon Pi Epsilon Outstanding Graduate in Computer Science in Spring 2011

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·       Bo Fu obtained a job offer from Cisco, Aug. 2013.

·       Bo Fu won 2010 W4-Net Best Researcher Award. His award citation reads "For contributions to high quality research in a funded research, as well as helping obtain grants to support the continuous research."

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10. Dr. Lei Zeng

Dissertation: A Study of Accountability in Operating Systems

Graduation: Dec. 2014.

Homepage:

Publications:

·       4 journal papers,

·       3 conference paper, 

·       0 book chapter,

Email: 

Note: 

·       Lei Zeng accepted a job from Stanley Black & Decker, Atlanta, 2015.

·       Lei Zeng passed Ph.D. dissertation Oral defense on Oct. 3, 2014.

·       Lei Zeng passed dissertation proposal defense on Apr. 18, 2013.

·       Lei Zeng passed Qualifying Exam, Sep. 2011.

11. Dr. Xiannuan Liang

Dissertation: Coalition Formation, Surveillance, and Network Security: Modeling, Design, and Evaluation

Graduation: Dec. 2014

Homepage:

Publications:

·      13 journal papers including 3 IEEE/ACM Transactions papers, ( + 1 Journal paper submissions)

·       7 conference papers.

·       0 book chapter,

Email: 

Notes: 

·       Xiannuan Liang accepted a job offer by AT&T, CA, USA, May 2015.

·       Xiannuan Liang passed PH.D. dissertation Oral defense on Oct. 8, 2014.

·       Xiannuan Liang received the Outstanding Grad Researcher Award in Computer Science 2014, Mar. 2014

·      Xiannuan Liang  received the Outstanding UPE Graduate Student Award in Computer Science 2013, Apr. 2013

·      Xiannuan Liang passed Dissertation Proposal Defense, Nov. 2012.

·      Xiannuan Liang passed Qualifying Exam, Aug. 2010.

12. Dr. Eric Mccary

Dissertation: Home Area Network Security and Accountability in the Smart Grid

Graduation: Aug. 2015 

Homepage:

Publications:

Email: 

Note: 

 

13. Dr. Jingcheng Gao

Dissertation: Customer Cost Minimization for Energy Consumption Scheduling in Smart Grid

Graduation:  Dec. 2015 

Homepage:

Publications:

·       6 journal papers, 

·       4 conference papers,  

·       0 book chapter,  

Email: 

Note: 

 

14. Dr. Wenlin Han

   

Dissertation: Non-Technical Loss Fraud Detection in Smart Grid

Graduation: Aug. 2017

Homepage: http://whan.students.cs.ua.edu/

Publications:

·      10 journal papers,

·       9 conference papers, 

·      1 book chapter,

Email: 

Note: 

·      Wenlin Han passed her PhD Dissertation defense April 7 2017, and she will graduate Aug. 2017.

·      Wenlin Han got several offers for tenure-track assistant professor positions. She finally accepted a tenure-track assistant professor at Computer Science Department, California State University - Fullerton. Apr., 2017.

·      Wenlin Han obtained for Outstanding Graduate Research Award, Apr. 2017.

·      Wenlin Han passed PhD Candidacy Exam, Nov. 3 2016.

·      Wenlin Han obtained the Best Paper Runner-up Award at the conference of WASA 2016.

   

·      Wenlin Han passed PhD Qualifying Exam, Sep. 2013.

·       Wenlin Han joined W4-Net Lab in Fall 2012.


Previously Supervised Master students

Students at University of Alabama

  1.  Ms. Shraddha Sen

Thesis: Log Analysis Technique: Picviz
Thesis Defense:
May 2011
Graduation
:  

Homepage

Publications:

Email:  

Note: May 9, 2011, passed her thesis master thesis oral defense, entitled "Log Analysis Technique: Picviz,"

Note: passed her thesis proposal defense, entitled "Log Analysis Technique: Picviz,"

2.     Ms. Fnu Shalini

Thesis: ProtoGENI Security: THREATS TO RESOURCES AND RUN-TIME INTERACTIONS
Thesis Defense:
Dec. 2010
Graduation
:  

Homepage

Publications:

o   3 journal papers,

o   1 conference paper  

o   0 book chapter,

Email

Note: Passed her thesis oral defense, entitled "ProtoGENI Security: THREATS TO RESOURCES AND RUN-TIME INTERACTIONS", Dec. 2010

Note: Passed her thesis proposal defense, entitled "ProtoGENI Security: Threats to Resources and Traffic in ProtoGENI"

 

3.     Mr. Nandhakumar Kathiresshan 

     

Thesis: Eagle eye: An Accountable Logging Framework For Distributed Systems
Thesis Defense: 
Graduation
:  

Homepage

Publications:

o   1 journal paper,

o   1 conference paper  

o   0 book chapter,

Email

Note: Passed his thesis proposal defense, entitled "Eagle eye: An Accountable Logging Framework For Distributed Systems "

Note: Passed his thesis oral defense, entitled "Eagle eye: An Accountable Logging Framework For Distributed Systems " on Oct. 25, 2010.

4.     Mr. Daisuke Takahashi

      

o   Homepagehttp://cs.ua.edu/graduate/dtakahashi/

o   Publications:

§  8 journal papers

§  8 conference papers,

§  1 book chapter,

o   Email

o   Current Employer:  Konica Minolta Laboratory, USA.

o   Note: Daisuke Takahashi won 2007 W4-Net Best Researcher Award. His award citation reads "For contributions to high quality research in telemedicine and accountability."

o   Note: Daisuke Takahashi won Outstanding Research by a Masters Student for the College of Engineering for 2008-2009.

Students at University of Memphis

1.    1.     Lilian Kalyanapu, "Authentication in Wireless Security," Apr. 2006.

o   Publication: "Authentication in Wireless Cellular Networks," Published as a book chapter, in Security in Distributed and Networking Systems, World Scientific Publishing Co., 2007, co-authored with H. Li, M. Barkey, and Y Xiao.

2.     Swapna Shroff, "Security in Radio Frequency Identification," Apr. 2006.

o   Publication: "Securing Radio Frequency Identification," Published as a book chapter, in Security in Sensor Networks, Taylor & Francis Group, 2005, co-authored with  Y Xiao.

3.    Venkata Krishna Rayi, "Key Managements in Sensor Networks," Nov. 2005.

      

o   Home Pagehttp://krishna.rayi.googlepages.com/ , IT MANAGER, CAPITOL CARDIOLOGY ASSOC

o   Publication: "A Survey of Key Management Schemes in Wireless Sensor Networks," published as a journal paper  co-authored with Y. Xiao, B. Sun, X. Du, F. Hu, and M. Galloway,

o   Publication: "Key management Schemes in Sensor Networks," Published as a book chapter, in Wireless/Mobile Network Security, Springer, 2006, ISBN: 0387280405, co-authored with Y Xiao, B. Sun, X. Du, and F. Hu.

4.     Kamal Dass, "Security Issues in IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs," Apr. 2005.

o   Publication: "Security Mechanisms, Attacks, and Security Enhancements for the IEEE 802.11 WLANs," published as a journal paper, (co-authored with Y. Xiao, C. Bandela, X. Du, Y. Pan)

o   Publication: "Temporal Key Integrity Protocol and its Security Issues in IEEE 802.11i,"  Published as a book chapter, in Wireless Ad Hoc Networking: Personal-Area, Local-Area, and Sensory-Area Networks, Auerbach Publications, Taylor & Francis Group, 2006, co-authored with Y. Xiao, J. Zheng, and K. Wu.

5.     Sakshi Sethi, "Security Study of IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Networks," Mar. 2, 2005.

       

o   Short Bio: http://www.hindawi.com/477250.html

o   Publication: "Security Services and Enhancements in the IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Networks," Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2005, published. (co-authored with Y. Xiao,  H.-H. Chen, B. Sun)

o   Publication: "MAC Security and Security Overhead Analysis in the IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Networks," published as a journal paper, co-authored with Y. Xiao, H. Chen, B. Sun, and R. Wang.

6.     Rakshit Patel, "A Study of Bluetooth Scheduling Algorithms," Nov. 2004.

o   Publication: "Scheduling in Bluetooth networks," Published as a book chapter, in Wireless LANs and Bluetooth, Nova Science Publishers, 2005, co-authored with J. Jun, Y. Xiao, Z. Lu, and X. Hong.

7.     Michael J. Plyler, "Power Management Scheduling for Low Rate Wireless Sensor Networks," Nov. 2004.

     

o   Homepage: http://mplyler.faculty.fhu.edu/

o   Publication: "Power Management Scheduling for Low Rate Wireless Sensor Networks," Published as a conference paper, co-authored with X. Hong, J. Jun, and Y. Xiao.

o   Publication: "IEEE 802.16 Medium Access Control and Physical Layers," Published as a book chapter, in Emerging Wireless LANs, Wireless PANs, and Wireless MANs: IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, 802.16 Wireless Standard Family, Chapter 19, John Wiley and Sons, 2008, co-authored with Y. Xiao, T. Li, and F. Hu.

o   Publication: "IEEE 802.15.4 Medium Access Control and Physical Layers," Published as a book chapter, in Emerging Wireless LANs, Wireless PANs, and Wireless MANs: IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, 802.16 Wireless Standard Family, Chapter 13, John Wiley and Sons, 2008, co-authored with Y. Xiao, M. Li, and F. Hu.

o   Publication: "Frame Format, Channel Access, and Piconet Operation of IEEE 802.15.3 Wireless PANs," Published as a book chapter, in Emerging Wireless LANs, Wireless PANs, and Wireless MANs, Chapter 8, John Wiley and Sons, 2008, co-authored with Y. Xiao, B. Sun, and Y. Pan.

o   Publication: "Power Management and Security of IEEE 802.15.3 Wireless PANs," Published as a book chapter, in Emerging Wireless LANs, Wireless PANs, and Wireless MANs, Chapter 9, John Wiley and Sons, 2008, co-authored with Y. Xiao, B. Sun, and Y. Pan.

8.     Saketh R.Gudimella, "A Survey of Location management schemes for Mobile cellular networks," Apr. 2004.

9.     Varada venkata, "Performance Study of Lightweight Deployment-Aware Scheduling for Wireless Sensor Networks," Apr. 2004

10.  Xing Ruan, "A Survey of QoS and Routing Issues in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks," Apr. 2004.

o   Publication: "Frame Format, Channel Access, and Piconet Operation of IEEE 802.15.3 Wireless PANs," Published as a book chapter, in Emerging Wireless LANs, Wireless PANs, and Wireless MANs, Wiley and Sons.  co-authored with X. Hong, Y. Xiao, and J. Jun.

11.  Greeshma Marri, "Channel Allocation Algorithms for Macro-Micro-Pico three-Layer Wireless Local Loop (WLL)," Mar. 2004

12.  Geetha Mandava, "A Simulation Study on Location Management in UMTS," Mar. 2004

13.  Vani VamsiPriya Chitupolu, "Studying the effects of Abnormal Detaches on Movement-Based Location Management for PCS Networks," Feb. 2004.

14.  Santosh Sabnis, "A Simulation Analysis: Effects of Cache Mechanisms on Wireless Data Access", Oct. 2003.

15.  Soon Chian Lim, "Simulations of Implicit Deregistration with different replacement policies for PCS networks," Jul. 2003.

    Soon Chian Lim 's highest USATT (ping pong) rating is: 2314.


Previous Supported Undergraduate Students

  1. Forrest Wright
  2. Evan T. Rosemore
  3. Yujun Liu
  4. Michael Phillips
  5. Alicia Simon
  6. Zhongwen Zhang
  7. Breanna Tucker
  8. Jackie Wade Becton
  9. Weston Jones
  10. Miles Hutcherson
  11. Ronald H Phillips
  12. Caitlyn Terrell Smith
  13. Jake Burchfield
  14. Matthew D Kinnaman
  15. Autumn Nicole Smith

o   Publications:

§  1 book chapter

o   Email

  1. Neil W. Adams

o   Publications:

§  1 book chapter

o   Email

  1. Justin William Floyd
  2. Christy Jee-Young McGee
  3. Thomas Watts
  4. Stephanie Higginbotham
  5. Shuyan (Rainny) Xie

o   Graduation:  

o   Homepage

o   Publications:

§  1 journal paper,

§  0 conference paper

§  1 book chapter, ( + 0 chapter submission)

o   Email

o   Note:

§  Shuyan Xie won 2009 W4-Net Best Undergraduate Researcher Award. Her award citation reads "For contributions to high quality undergraduate research in nursing homes, medical errors, and primate studies."

§  Shuyan Xie got fully funded from IRCSET (Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology) for her entire PhD years in Ireland.

§  presented a poster, entitled "Technology Practice in Nursing Homes" at the Second Annual University of Alabama Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on April 13 2009, at The University of Alabama. Shuyan Xie was supported by both W4-NET and NSF REU grants.

  1. Samantha St. Clair  

o   Graduation:  

o   Homepage

o   Email

o   Note: given an oral presentation, entitled "Determining the Probability Distribution of the Detection Time in Wireless Sensor Networks" at the Second Annual University of Alabama Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on April 13 2009, at The University of Alabama. Samantha St. Clair was supported by both W4-NET and NSF REU grants.

  1. Parker Robbins 
  2. Jon Lauer
  3. Taylor Anderson

Previous Visiting Scholar/Professors

1. Prof. Guang Sun, Visiting Professor, From Jun. 28, 2016 to Jun. 28, 2017.

1. Prof. Xiaoliang Wang, Visiting Professor

      ·       Note: Sep. 9, 2015 to Sep.10, 2016

2. Prof.  Hongju Cheng, Visiting Scholar

      ·       Publications:

o   1 journal paper

      ·       Note: Apr. 2014-Jan. 2015.

3. Prof.  Jong Min Lee, Visiting Professor

     

·       Publications:

o   1 journal paper

4. Mr. Xianghui Cao, Visiting Scholar

    

·       Publications:

o   3 journal papers including 2 IEEE transaction papers

o   2 conference papers

·       Note: Dec. 26, 2007-June 18 2009.

5. Dr. SeungHyun Oh, Visiting Professor,

·       Note: Jan. 2009-Feb. 2010.


Previous Research/Graduate Assistantship

1.     Julius Jow (Ph.D. Student, Fall 2012-)

2.     Jason Bowman (Graduate student, Fall 2011-Fall 2012)

3.     Kimberly Kosta (undergraduate student, Summer 2012)

4.     Lei Zeng (Ph.D. Student, Spring 2010-Summer 2011, Summer 2012)

5.     JIng Liu (Ph.D. student), (Fall 2008-Summer 2012) (4 years).

6.     Xiannuan Liang (Ph.D. student), (Spring 2008-Summer 2011, Summer 2012) 

7.     Jingcheng Gao (Ph.D. Student, Summer 2009, Summer 2010)

8.     Bo Fu (Fall 2009-Summer 2012) (3 years)

9.     Zhifeng Xiao(Ph.D. Student, Summer 2009-Summer 2012) (3 years)

10.  Miao Peng (Ph.D. student) (Fall 2007-Summer 2010, , Summer 2012)

11.  Yanping Zhang (Ph.D. student) (Fall 2008-Dec. 2009, Summer 2010, Summer 2011)

12.  Conner Hansen  (Master student, Summer 2012)

13.  Kevin Jenks (Undergraduate student,  Summer 2012)

14.  Tiara Fencher (Undergraduate student,  Spring 2012, Summer 2012)

15.  Jeremie Boris Ebozoa Ebini (Undergraduate student,  Spring 2012, Summer 2012)

16.  Zhongwen Zhang (Undergraduate student, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012)

17.  Weston Jones (Undergraduate student,  Spring 2012)

18.  Miles Hutcherson (Undergraduate student,  Spring 2012)

19.  Ronald H Phillips (Undergraduate student,  Spring 2012)

20.  Jackie Wade Becton (Undergraduate student,  Spring 2012)

21.  Breanna Tucker  (Undergraduate student,  Spring 2012)

22.  Alicia Simon (Undergraduate student,  Spring 2012)

23.  Michael Phillips (Undergraduate student,  Spring 2012)

24.  Yujun Liu (Undergraduate student,  Spring 2012)

25.  Kirk LeGrone (Undergraduate student,  Fall 2011)

26.  Deahndra T. Grigles (Undergraduate student,  Fall 2011)

27.  Forrest Wright (Undergraduate student,  Fall 2011, Spring 2012)

28.  Evan T. Rosemore (Undergraduate student, Fall 2011, Spring 2012)

29.  Caitlyn Terrell Smith (Undergraduate student, Spring 2011)

30.  Fnu Shalini (Master Student, Summer 2010)

31.  Nianxiang Li (Master Student, Summer 2010)

32.  Nandhakumar Kathiresshan (Master Student, Summer 2009, Summer 2010, Fall 2010)

33.  Autumn Nicole Smith (Undergraduate student, Spring 2010, Summer 2010)

34.  Jake Burchfield (Undergraduate student, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Summer 2010, Fall 2010)

35.  Matthew D Kinnaman (Undergraduate student, Summer 2010)

36.  Neil W. Adams (Undergraduate student, Spring 2010)

37.  Justin William Floyd  (Undergraduate student, Spring 2010)

38.  Thomas Watts  (Undergraduate student, Spring 2010)

39.  Christy Jee-Young McGee  (Undergraduate student, Spring 2010)

40.  Stephanie Higginbotham (Undergraduate student, Fall 2009)

41.  Alina Olteanu (Ph.D. student, Spring 2008-Summer 2009) 

42.  Songqing Yue (Ph.D. student, Spring 2009 to Summer 2009)

43.  Shraddha Sen (Master Student, Summer 2009)

44.  Taylor Anderson (Undergraduate student, Spring 2009)

45.  Shuyan (Rainny) Xie (Undergraduate Student) (Fall 2008-Spring 2009)

46.  Samantha St. Clair (Undergraduate Student) (Spring 2009)

47.  Parker Robbins (Undergraduate Student) (Spring 2009)

48.  Jon Lauer (Undergraduate Student) (Spring 2009)

49.  Heather headley (Undergraduate Student) (Fall 2008)

50.  Stephanie Cantu (Undergraduate Student) (Fall 2008)

51.  Holly Kennedy (Undergraduate Student) (Fall 2008)

52.  Abdul Samad Shaikh (Undergraduate Student)

53.  Daisuke Takahashi (Ph.D. student)

54.  Praveen Ankaraju (M.S. student)

55.  Krishna Sumanth Velidi (M.S. student)

56.  Michael J. Plyler (M.S. student)

57.  Shashidhar bathula (M.S. student)

58.  Hui Chen (Ph.D. student)

59.  Haizhon Li (Ph.D. student)

60.  Mike Nolen (Ph.D. student)

61.  Aaron Mclendon (undergraduate student)


Other students who contribute research and Publications

Students at University of Alabama

  1. Sneha Rao, Master student

    • Publication: "Security Tests of ProtoGENI and Attack Experimentations," published in a journal paper, co-authored with J. Gao, Y. Xiao, and F. Shalini

  2. Vivens Ndatinya, Master student

    • Publication: "Network Forensics Analysis Using Wireshark," published in a journal paper, co-authored with Z. Xiao, V. Manepalli, K. Meng, and Y. Xiao.

  3. Vasudeva Rao Manepalli, Master student

    • Publication: "Network Forensics Analysis Using Wireshark," published in a journal paper, co-authored with V. Ndatinya, Z. Xiao, K. Meng, and Y. Xiao.

  4. Bharat Rajan, Master student

    • Publication: " SCADA Communication and Security Issues," published in a journal paper, co-authored with J. Gao, J. Liu, R. Nori, B. Fu, Y. Xiao, W. Liang, and C. L. P. Chen.

  5. Rahul Nori, Master studet

    • Publication: " SCADA Communication and Security Issues," published in a journal paper, co-authored with J. Gao, J. Liu, B. Rajan, B. Fu, Y. Xiao, W. Liang, and C. L. P. Chen.

  6. Sneha Rao, Master student

    • Publication: "Security Tests of ProtoGENI and Attack Experimentations," published in a conference, co-authored with J. Gao, Y. Xiao, and F. Shalini.

  7. Autumn Nicole Smith, undergraduate student

    • Publication: "Smart Grids," accepted as a book chapter, co-authored with Y. Xiao.

  8. Neil Adams, undergraduate student

    • Publication: "Social Behaviors of the California Sea Lion, Bottlenose Dolphin, and Orca Whale," accepted as a book chapter, co-authored with Y. Xiao.

  9. Andrew Faulkner, undergraduate student

    • Publication: "Hidden Information in Microsoft Word," published in a journal, co-authored with L. Liu, Y. Xiao, J. Zhang, and K. Weber

  10. Keith Weber, undergraduate student

    • Publication: "Hidden Information in Microsoft Word," published in a journal, co-authored with L. Liu, Y. Xiao, J. Zhang, and A. Faulkner

  11. Nanxiang Li, Master Student

    • Publication: "Monitoring Space Segmentation in Designing Wireless Binary Pyroelectric Sensors,” published as a journal paper, co-authored with M. Peng, X. Liang, and Y. Xiao

    • Publication: "Stochastic Event Capture Using Single Robot Moving along a Certain Track," published in a conference, co-authored with X. Liang and Y. Xiao

  12. Vikas Singh, Master Student

    • Publication: "A Survey of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard," published in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, co-authored with J. Liu, Y. Xiao, H. Chen, S. Ozdemir, and S. Dodle

  13. Srinivas Dodle, Master Student

    • Publication: "A Survey of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard," published in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, co-authored with J. Liu, Y. Xiao, H. Chen, S. Ozdemir, and V. Singh

  14. Samantha St. Clair, an undergraduate research assistant of W4-NET

    • given an oral presentation, entitled "Determining the Probability Distribution of the Detection Time in Wireless Sensor Networks" at the Second Annual University of Alabama Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on April 13 2009, at The University of Alabama. Samantha St. Clair was supported by both W4-NET and NSF REU grants.

  15. Shuyan Xie, an undergraduate research assistant of W4-NET,

    • Publication: ""Nursing Homes and E-health," published as a a journal paper co-authored with Y. Xiao, and H. Chen.

    • Publication: "Nursing Home," published as a book chapter co-authored with Y. Xiao, and H. Chen.

    • presented a poster, entitled "Technology Practice in Nursing Homes" at the Second Annual University of Alabama Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on April 13 2009, at The University of Alabama. Shuyan Xie was supported by both W4-NET and NSF REU grants.

  16. Peng Shao  (Ph.D. student), Spring 2009

    • Publication: "Time Synchronization in Sensor Networks and Underwater Sensor Networks," published as a book chapter co-authored with M. Galloway, Y. Zhang, and Y. Xiao,

  17. Praveer Bahri (M.S. student), Fall 2007. (Currently in NextDocs Corporation)

    • Publication: "Medium Access control layer for underwater sensor networks," accepted as a book chapter, co-authored with Y. Zhang, Y. Xiao, M. Chen, and M. Kamboj.

  18. Madhulika Kamboj (M.S. student), Fall 2007.

    • Publication: "Medium Access control layer for underwater sensor networks," accepted as a book chapter, co-authored with Y. Zhang, Y. Xiao, M. Chen, and P. Bahri.

  19. Quinton Alexander (Ph.D. student), Fall 2006.

    • Publication: "Telemedicine for Pervasive Healthcare," accepted as a book chapter, co-authored with Y. Xiao and F. Hu.

  20. 17. Lauren Biggers (Ph.D. student), Fall 2006.

    • Publication: "Conventional Telemedicine, Wireless Telemedicine, Sensor Networks, and Case Studies,"  accepted as a book chapter, co-authored with Y. Xiao and F. Hu.

  21. Li Liu (Ph.D. student), Fall 2006. Currently an associate professor of Shandong University, China.

    • Homepage: http://www.cs.ua.edu/graduate/lliu/  (currently Associate professor of Shandong University, China, http://vr.sdu.edu.cn/lliu/

    • Publication: “Hidden Information in Microsoft Word,” International Journal of Security and Networks (IJSN), co-authored with Y. Xiao, J. Zhang, A. Faulkner, and K. Weber.

    • Publication: "A Bio-inspired Time Synchronization Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks," Proc. of ICCET 2010, co-authored with Y. Xiao and J. Zhang

    • Publication: “Effect of Node Movement to Time Synchronization of Underwater Wireless Sensor Network,” Proc. of IEEE ICC 2009, co-authored with Y. Xiao and J. Zhang.

    • Publication: “A Virtual Password Scheme to Protect Passwords,” Proc. of IEEE ICC 2008, co-authored with M. Lei, Y. Xiao, S. V. Vrbsky, and C.-C. Li.

    • Publication: "Effect of Channel Errors on Time Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks, Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2007, co-authored with M. Lei, Y. Xiao, and J. Zhang.

  22. Ming Lei (Ph.D. student), Fall 2006. (Ming Lei is awarded the 2008 Upsilon Pi Epsilon Graduate Award), currently a principal software engineer in Oracle Corporation.

    • Publication: “Differentiated Virtual Passwords, Secret Little Functions, and Codebooks for Protecting Users from Password
      Theft,”  IEEE Systems Journal, co-authored with Y. Xiao, C.-C. Li, and S. V. Vrbsky.

    • Publication: "Scheduling On-demand Data Broadcast in Mixed-type Request Environments," Computer Networks, co-authored with S. V. Vrbsky and Y. Xiao

    • Publication: “Active protection in wireless networking," Proc. of MSN 2008, co-authored with Y. Xiao and S. V. Vrbsky.

    • Publication: “Virtual Password Using Random Linear Functions for On-line Services, ATMs, and Pervasive Computing,” Computer Communications Journal, Elsevier, Special Issue on Secure Multi-Mode Systems and their Applications for Pervasive Computing, co-authored with Y. Xiao, S. V. Vrbsky, and C.-C. Li.

    • Publication: “A Virtual Password Scheme to Protoct Passwords,” Proc. of IEEE ICC 2008, co-authored with Y. Xiao, S. V. Vrbsky, C.-C. Li, and L. Liu.

    • Publication: “Secret Little Functions and Codebook for Protecting Users from Password Theft,” Proc. of IEEE ICC 2008, co-authored with Y. Xiao, S. V. Vrbsky, and C.-C. Li.

    • Publication: "A Cost Model for Scheduling On-demand Data Broadcast in Mixed-type Request Environments," Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2007, co-authored with S. Vrbsky, and Y. Xiao.

    • Publication: "Effect of Channel Errors on Time Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks, Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2007, co-authored with L. Liu, Y. Xiao, and J. Zhang.

  23. Michael Galloway (Ph.D. student), Spring 2007.

    • Publication: "Time Synchronization in Sensor Networks and Underwater Sensor Networks," published as a book chapter co-authored with Y. Zhang, Y. Xiao, and P. Shao,

    • Publication: "A Survey of Key Management Schemes in Wireless Sensor Networks," published as a journal paper  co-authored with Y. Xiao, V. Rayi, B. Sun, X. Du, and F. Hu,

Students at University of Memphis

  1. Jeff J. Robertson (M.S. student)

    • Publication: "A An Overview on IEEE 802.15.1 Medium Access Control and Physical Layers," published as a book chapter in Emerging Wireless LANs, Wireless PANs, and Wireless MANs, Chapter 5, John Wiley and Sons, 2007, co-authored with K. Ghaboosi and Y. Xiao.

  2. Krishna Sumanth Velidi (M.S. student)

    • Publication: "Security in fixed and mobile IEEE 802.16 networks," Published as a book chapter in WiMax/MobileFi: Advanced Research and Technology, Auerbach Publications, Taylor & Francis Group, 2007, co-authored with S. Ponnuswamy, T. Cooklev, and Y. Xiao.

  3. Xihui "Paul" Zhang (Ph.D. student), Spring 2006. (He joined University of North Alabama as an Assistant Professor from Spring 2009)

    • Homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/xihuizhang/

    • Publication: "A Survey of Fault Tolerance in Ad-hoc Networks and Sensor Networks," Published as a book chapter, co-authored with S. Yue, Y. Xiao, J. Chen, J. Zhang, and Y. Sun.

    • Publication: "A Decision-tree Approach to Analyzing Channel Allocation Algorithms for Two-tier Wireless Local Loops," Published as a conference paper in Proc. of MWAIS 2007, co-authored with Y. Xiao, H. Chen, and T. Hu.

    • Publication: "Channel Allocation Algorithms for Three-tier Wireless Local Loop," Published as a conference paper in Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2006, co-authored with Y. Xiao, X. Du, and J. Zhang.

  4. Daniel Kay (M.S. student), Spring 2005.

    • Publication: "Security Issues in the IEEE 802.15.1 Bluetooth Wireless Personal Area Networks," Published as a book chapter, in Security in Distributed, Grid, and Pervasive Computing, Taylor & Francis Group, 2006, co-authored with Y. Xiao and Y.  Zhang, T. Li, and J. Jun.

  5. Derek Wong (Ph.D. student), Spring 2005.

    • Publication: "Security Issues in ad hoc networks," Published as a book chapter, in Security in Sensor Networks, Taylor & Francis Group, 2005, co-authored with Y. Xiao and X. Su.

  6. William Stewart (M.S. student), Spring 2005.

    • Publication: "Security Issues in the IEEE 802.15.3 WPANs," published as a conference paper in Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2006, co-authored with Y. Xiao, B. Sun, H. Chen, and S. Guizani.

    • Publication: "Security Mechanisms and Vulnerabilities in the IEEE 802.15.3 Wireless Personal Area Networks," published as a journal paper, co-authored with Y. Xiao, B. Sun, and H. Chen.

  7. Larissa Klimpel (M.S. student), Spring 2005.

    • Publication: "Low-Cost Radio Frequency Identification Security," published as a book chapter, co-authored with Y. Xiao, K. Ghaboosi, and J. Zhang, 2007.

  8. Senhua Yu (Ph.D. student), Spring 2005.

    • Publication: "Radio Frequency Identification: Technologies, Applications, and Research Issues,"  published as a journal paper, co-authored with  Y. Xiao, K. Wu, Q. Ni, C. Janecek, J. Nordstad.

  9. Christopher Janecek (Undergraduate student), Spring 2005.

    • Publication: "Radio Frequency Identification: Technologies, Applications, and Research Issues,"  published as a journal paper, co-authored with  Y. Xiao,  S. Yu, K. Wu, Q. Ni, J. Nordstad.

  10. Julia Nordstad (Undergraduate student), Spring 2005.

    • Publication: "Radio Frequency Identification: Technologies, Applications, and Research Issues,"  published as a journal paper, co-authored with Y. Xiao, S. Yu, K. Wu, Q. Ni, C. Janecek.

  11. Walker Bolton (Undergraduate student), Spring 2005.

  12. Publication: "IEEE 802.20: Mobile Broadband Wireless Access," published as a journal paper, co-authored with Y. Xiao and M. Guizani.

  13. Mike Nolen (Ph.D. student), Spring 2004

    • Publication, " A Cross-layer Approach for Prioritized Frame Transmissions of MPEG-4 over the IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.11e Wireless Local Area Networks," IEEE Systems Journal, Special Issue on Multimedia Communications Systems, accepted, co-authored with Y. Xiao, Y. Zhang, H Deng, and J Zhang.

    • Publication: "Using Talking Heads for Real-time Virtual Videophone in Wireless Networks," published as a journal paper, co-authored with Y. Xiao and M. Garzon.

    • Publication:  "Simulating MPEG-4 over the IEEE 802.11 WLANs," published as a conference paper in Proc. of IEEE WCNC 2007, co-authored with Y. Xiao, X. Du, and J. Zhang.

    • Publication: "Real-time Virtual Videophone for Low-bandwidth Wireless Networks," published as a conference paper in Proc. of IEEE WCNC 2007, co-authored with Y. Xiao and M. Garzon

  14. Zhizhun Lu (Ph.D. student), Fall 2003.

    • Publication: "Scheduling in Bluetooth networks," Published as a book chapter, in Wireless LANs and Bluetooth, Nova Science Publishers, 2005, co-authored with J. Jun, Y. Xiao, R. Patel, and X. Hong.