Dr. Yili Ren is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF). He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University. Prior to that, he received his M.S. degree from the School of Electronics and Information Engineering at Beihang University. His research interest focuses on mobile computing with an emphasis on integrating the sensing capabilities of wireless and mobile devices to build new classes of Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home applications, enable novel technologies for human-computer interaction (HCI), as well as improve smart home and IoT security. His work has been published in prestigious conferences and journals such as USENIX Security, ACM SenSys, ACM UbiComp, ACM ACSAC, and IEEE IoT Journal.
Mobile Computing: Wireless Sensing Systems, Human-Computer Interaction Applications, Smart Home and Internet of Things Applications.
Cybersecurity: Mobile Authentication, Novel Biometrics, Smart Home and Internet of Things Security.
Wireless and Mobile Computing, Computer Security, Cybersecurity, Human-Computer Interaction, Biometrics
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Florida State University (2023)
M.S. in Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University (2017)
B.S. in Electronic and Information Engineering, Zhengzhou University (2014)
Honors and Awards
- Graduate Student Research Award, Department of Computer Science, Florida State University (2022)
- Reviewer, MobileHCI 2023
- Reviewer, IEEE Sensors Journal
- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence
- Reviewer, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
- Reviewer, IEEE Internet of Things Journal