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Yanchao ZhangYanchao Zhang
Professor & IEEE Fellow 
Cyber & Network Security Group (CNSG)
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-5706
Office: GWC456     Tel: 480-727-0039
CV (last updated in May 2018)

I received a B.E. in Computer Science & Technology from Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications in 1999, a M.E. in Computer Science & Technology from Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications in 2002, and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Florida in 2006. I am a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and the director of Cyber & Network Security Group (CNSG) at Arizona State University. 

My primary research is on security and privacy issues in computer and networked systems, with current focus areas in AI/ML-powered wireless/mobile systems, emerging wireless networks, mobile crowdsourcing and sensing, Internet-of-Things, cyber-physical systems, social networking and computing, wireless/mobile systems for disabled people, big data analytics, mobile/wearable devices, cloud and edge computing, and wireless/mobile health. I am/was on the editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. I received the US NSF CAREER Award in 2009 and is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to wireless and mobile security. I am the TPC co-chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2023 and also chaired the 2020 ARO Workshop on Proactive and Autonomous Defenses in Wireless Networks, 2017 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), the 2016 ARO Workshop on Trustworthy Human-Centric Social Networking, and the 2015 NSF Workshop on Wireless Security.

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I am always looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students who are strongly committed to research, starting in either Spring or Fall. Interested students can enroll into either the EE or CE PhD program in School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE) or the CE PhD program in School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE). Visiting scholars and students with matching interests and strong research background are also very welcome. Please address all inquiries with a PDF-formatted CV to yczhang@asu.edu