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Rui Zhang

Rui Zhang

Associate Professor
448 Smith Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
P: 302-831-2010
ruizhang@udel.edu

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EDUCATION

PhD | 2013 | Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University
BE | 2001 | Communication Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
ME | 2005 | Communication and Information Systems, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

SHORT BIO

Rui Zhang received the B.E. in Communication Engineering and the M.E. in Communication and Information System from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2001 and 2005, respectively, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University, in 2013. He has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences Department at University of Delaware since 2016. Prior to joining UDel, he had been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii from 2013 to 2016 and a software engineer in UTStarcom Shenzhen R&D center from 2005 to 2007. His primary research interests are security and privacy issues in wireless networks, mobile crowdsourcing, mobile systems for disabled people, cloud computing, and social networks. He received the US National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2017.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. SpecGuard: Spectrum Misuse Detection in Dynamic Spectrum Access Systems [pdf] Xiaocong Jin, Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Chi Zhang, to appear at IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
  2. The rise of social botnets: Attacks and countermeasures [pdf] Jinxue Zhang, Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Guanhua Yan, to appear at IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.
  3. Privacy-preserving spatiotemporal matching for secure device-to-device communications [pdf] Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, to appear at IEEE Internet of Things Journal.
  4. TrueTop: A sybil-resilient system for user influence measurement on Twitter [pdf] Jinxue Zhang, Rui Zhang, Jingchao Sun, Yanchao Zhang, and Chi Zhang, to appear at IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.
  5. SecureFind: Secure and privacy-preserving object finding via mobile crowdsourcing [pdf] Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, Xiaocong Jin, and Yanchao Zhang, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 1716-1728, March 2016.
  6. Jamming-resistant secure neighbor discovery in mobile ad hoc networks [pdf] Rui Zhang, Jingchao Sun, Yanchao Zhang, and Xiaoxia Huang, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 5588-5601, Oct. 2015.
  7. Secure spatial top-k query processing via untrusted location-based service provider [pdf] Rui Zhang, Jingchao Sun, Yanchao Zhang, and Chi Zhang, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 111-124, January/February 2015.
  8. Secure top-k query processing in unattended tiered sensor networks [pdf] Rui Zhang, Jing Shi, Yanchao Zhang, and Xiaoxia Huang, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 63, no. 9, pp. 4681-4693, Nov. 2014.
  9. TIGHT: A geographic routing protocol for cognitive radio mobile ad hoc networks [pdf] Xiaocong Jin, Rui Zhang, Jingchao Sun, and Yanchao Zhang, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 4670-4681, Aug. 2014.
  10. Verifiable privacy-preserving aggregation in people-centric urban sensing systems [pdf] Rui Zhang, Jing Shi, Yanchao Zhang, and Chi Zhang, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Emerging Technologies, vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 268-278, Sep. 2013.
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