Yao Liu

Y. Liu

Assistant Professor

ENB 336
(813) 974-1079
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Dr. Yao Liu is an Assistant 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, and her B.E. in Computer Science and M.E. in telecommunications from Xidian University China in 2004 and 2007, respectively. Dr. Liu's research work has appeared in premier journals and conferences including ACM Transactions on Information and Systems Security, IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, MobiCom, and IEEE INFOCOM.

Research Interests:
Dr. Liu's research is related to computer and network security, with an emphasis on designing and implementing defense approaches that protect emerging wireless technologies from being undermined by adversaries. Her research interest also lies in the security of cyber-physical systems, especially in smart grid security.

Teaching Interests:
• Computer and Network Security
• Algorithms

PhD in Computer Science, North Carolina State University (2012)
MS in Telecommunications, Xidian University (2007)
BS in Computer Science, Xidian University (2004)

Honors and Awards:
• National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2016
• Faculty Research Fellow of Air Force Research Lab, 2015 
• Best Paper award, 7th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, 2010
• Travel award from IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S&P), 2011
• Travel award from ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS), 2009

Selected Professional Service:
• Program Committee, International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM)
• Program Committee, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
• Program Committee, The Military and Commercial Communications Conference (MILCOM)
• Program Committee, Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS)