Ming Li

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

235 Scrugham Engineering and Mines
Reno, NV 89557-0042
Email:mingli(at)unr(dot)edu


Biography

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, in 2014, under the supervision of Dr. Pan Li. Before that, I received my M.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, in 2010, and B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Sun Yat-Sen University, China, in 2007, respectively.

Research Interests

Security and privacy in wireless networks
Mobile cloud computing
Cyber-physical systems
Wireless network optimization

Publications

2016

  • CRIL: An Efficient Online Adaptive Indoor Localization System
    Sheng Cai, Weixian Liao, Xuhui Chen, Ming Li, Xiaoxia Huang, and Pan Li
    Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT)
  • Privacy-Preserving Wi-Fi Fingerprinting Indoor Localization
    Tao Zhang, Sherman S. M. Chow, Zhe Zhou, and Ming Li
    Accepted by The 11th International Workshop on Security (IWSEC'16)
  • Privacy-Preserving Spectrum Query with Location Proofs in Database-Driven CRNs
    Jiajun Xin, Ming Li, Changqing Luo, and Pan Li
    Accepted by IEEE Global Communication Conferences (GLOBECOM'16)
  • Privacy-Preserving Data Aggregation over Incomplete Data for Crowdsensing
    Iman Vakinilia, Jiajun Xin, Ming Li, and Linke Guo
    Accepted by IEEE Global Communication Conferences (GLOBECOM'16)
  • Social-enabled Data Offloading via Mobile Participation - A Game-Theoretical Approach
    Xiaonan Zhang, Linke Guo, Ming Li, and Yuguang Fang
    Accepted by IEEE Global Communication Conferences (GLOBECOM'16)
  • Privacy-Preserving Verifiable Set Operation in Big Data for Cloud-assisted Mobile Crowdsourcing
    Gaoqiang Zhuo, Qi Jia, Linke Guo, Ming Li, and Pan Li
    To appear in IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • Energy-Source-Aware Cost Optimization for Green Cellular Networks with Strong Stability
    Weixian Liao, Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, Pan Li, and Miao Pan
    To appear in IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC)
  • SPA: A Secure and Private Auction Framework for Decentralized Online Social Networks
    Arun Thapa, Weixian Liao, Ming Li, Pan Li, and Jinyuan Sun
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 2394-2407, August 2016
  • Privacy-Preserving Verifiable Data Aggregation and Analysis for Cloud-assisted Mobile Crowdsourcing
    Gaoqiang Zhuo, Qi Jia, Linke Guo, Ming Li, and Pan Li
    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'16). (Acceptance ratio: 18.25%).
  • 2015

  • Privacy-Preserving Verifiable Proximity Test for Location-based Services
    Gaoqiang Zhuo, Qi Jia, Linke Guo, Ming Li, and Yuguang Fang
    Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM'15), San Diego, California, December 6-10, 2015. (Best Paper Award)
  • Selfish Misbehavior in IEEE 802.11 Ad Hoc Networks: Detection, Defense, and Penalty
    Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, Pan Li, Jinyuan Sun, and Xiaoxia Huang
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 1203-1217, June 2015
  • Asymmetric Social Proximity Based Private Matching Protocols for Online Social Networks
    Arun Thapa, Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, and Pan Li
    IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed System (TPDS), Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 1547-1559, June 2015
  • PPER: Privacy-Preserving Economic-Robust Spectrum Auction in Wireless Networks
    Ming Li, Pan Li, Linke Guo, and Xiaoxia Huang
    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'15), Hong Kong, China, Apr. 26-May. 1, 2015. (Acceptance ratio: 19%) [Tech Report]
  • Verifiable Privacy-preserving Monitoring for Cloud-assisted mHealth Systems
    Linke Guo, Yuguang Fang, Ming Li, Pan Li
    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'15), Hong Kong, China, Apr. 26-May. 1, 2015. (Acceptance ratio: 19%)
  • Optimal Scheduling for Multi-radio Multi-channel Multi-hop Cognitive Cellular Networks
    Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, Pan Li, Xiaoxia Huang, Yuguang Fang, and Savo Glisic
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), Vol.14, No. 1, pp. 139-154, January 2015
  • Energy Consumption Optimization for Multihop Cognitive Cellular Networks
    Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, Pan Li, Xiaoxia Huang, Yuguang Fang, and Savo Glisic
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 358-372, February 2015
  • 2014

  • Locaward: A Security and Privacy Aware Location-Based Rewarding System
    Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, and Pan Li
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 343-352, February 2014
  • Optimal Energy Cost for Strongly Stable Multi-hop Green Cellular Networks
    Weixian Liao, Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, Pan Li, and Miao Pan
    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS'14), Madrid, Spain, June 30-July 3, 2014. (Acceptance ratio: 66/500 = 13%)
  • 2013

  • Crowdsourcing in Cyber-Physical Systems: Stochastic Optimization with Strong Stability
    Ming Li and Pan Li
    IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC), Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 218-231, December 2013
  • Dynamic Energy Management for the Smart Grid with Distributed Energy Resources
    Sergio Salinas, Ming Li, Pan Li, and Yong Fu
    IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 2139-2151, December 2013
  • Privacy-Preserving Energy Theft Detection in Smart Grids: A P2P Computing Approach
    Sergio Salinas, Ming Li, and Pan Li
    IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Vol. 31, No. 9, pp. 257-267, September 2013
  • Multi-Objective Optimal Energy Consumption Scheduling in Smart Grids
    Sergio Salinas, Ming Li, and Pan Li
    IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG), Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 341-348, March 2013
  • n-CD: A Geometric Approach to Preserving Location Privacy in Location-Based Services
    Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, Arun Thapa, and Pan Li
    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'13), Turin, Italy, April 14-19, 2013. (Acceptance ratio: 280/1613 = 17%)
  • Economic-Robust Transmission Opportunity Auction in Multi-hop Wireless Networks
    Ming Li, Pan Li, Miao Pan, and Jinyuan Sun
    Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'13), Turin, Italy, April 14-19, 2013. (Acceptance ratio: 280/1613 = 17%)
  • Before 2013

  • Privacy-Preserving Energy Theft Detection in Smart Grids
    Sergio Salinas, Ming Li, Pan Li
    IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON'12), Seoul, Korea, June 18-21, 2012
  • Professional Services


    Technical Program Committee

    INFOCOM'16, ICC'16, ICNC'16
    ICC'15
    ICCCN'15

    Journal and Conference Reviewer

    Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks
    Computer Communications Journal
    IEEE Access
    IEEE Communications Letters
    IEEE Internet of Things Journal
    IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
    IEEE Network Magazine
    IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking
    IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
    IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
    IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
    Journal of Communications and Networks

    INFOCOM'16, ICC'16, ICNC'16
    ICC'15, SmartGridComm'15
    ICC'14, ICCC'14
    GLOBECOM' 13, ICCC' 13, MASS'13
    GLOBECOM' 12, ICC'12, PIMRC'12

    Session Chair

    INFOCOM'15