Ming Li

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). My research interests include privacy and security, crowd and social sensing, Internet of things, cyber-physical systems, and wireless networks. My research has been funded by NSF. I am an affiliated faculty of UNR Cybersecurity Center.

Openings: We are looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students who are committed to research.


Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno
Office: 235 Scrugham Engineering and Mines
Phone: (775) 682-6861
Email: mingli at


[2017.10] I was invited to serve as the Publications Chair of CNS'18
[2017.09] One paper on cascading failure attack has been accepted by IoT Journal
[2017.07] Research on privacy-aware mobile crowdsensing has been funded by NSF CCSS
[2017.06] One paper on privacy-preserving spectrum query has been accepted by CNS'17

Selected Publications

Practical Privacy-Preserving Spectrum Query Schemes for Database-Driven CRNs with Multiple Service Providers

Jiajun Xin, Ming Li, Linke Guo, and Pan Li.

Privacy-Preserving Verifiable Data Aggregation and Analysis for Cloud-assisted Mobile Crowdsourcing

Gaoqiang Zhuo, Qi Jia, Linke Guo, Ming Li, and Pan Li

PPER: Privacy-Preserving Economic-Robust Spectrum Auction in Wireless Networks

Ming Li, Pan Li, Linke Guo, and Xiaoxia Huang

Verifiable Privacy-preserving Monitoring for Cloud-assisted mHealth Systems

Linke Guo, Yuguang Fang, Ming Li, Pan Li

Energy Consumption Optimization for Multihop Cognitive Cellular Networks

Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, Pan Li, Xiaoxia Huang, Yuguang Fang, and Savo Glisic

LocaWard: A Security and Privacy Aware Location-Based Rewarding System

Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, and Pan Li

Optimal Energy Cost for Strongly Stable Multi-hop Green Cellular Networks

Weixian Liao, Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, Pan Li, and Miao Pan

n-CD: A Geometric Approach to Preserving Location Privacy in Location-Based Services

Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, Arun Thapa, and Pan Li

Economic-Robust Transmission Opportunity Auction in Multi-hop Wireless Networks

Ming Li, Pan Li, Miao Pan, and Jinyuan Sun

Privacy-Preserving Energy Theft Detection in Smart Grids

Sergio Salinas, Ming Li, and Pan Li

See A Complete List of My Publications