I am an assistant professor at the Computer Science department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I received my PhD from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2010, where I was fortunate to work with Dr. Wenjing Lou. I am currently leading the Information Assurance Research (IAR) Laboratory. My research interests include cloud computing and big data security, wireless networks and security, security and privacy in cyber-physical systems, and applied cryptography. For details please see my CV [pdf].
I am looking for self-motivated Ph.D students in areas of Cyber Security, Cloud Computing and Wireless Networking. Please send me your CV, transcripts, TOEFL and GRE scores via email. You can also stop by my office at EIT 566. Financial support will be available to qualified students.
[Apr.2016]Dr. Yu was named the 2016 winner of the Faculty Excellence in Research award of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock! [University News ]
[Feb.2016]Dr. Yu received the Faculty Excellence in Research award of the George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology at UALR! [College News ]
[Feb.2016]Dr.Yu's Infocom'10 paper on data access control in cloud has received > 1000 citations! His total citations are > 4000 on Google Scholar!
[Aug.2015]Lu Shi will join the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University Calumet as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Congratulations to Lu!
[May.2015]Jiawei Yuan will join the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, & Systems Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. Congratulations to Jiawei!
[Apr.2015]Lu Shi has successfully defended her PhD dissertation. Congratulations!
[Apr.2015]Jiawei Yuan is recognized as the Outstanding PhD student for the EIT college and the IGCP PhD program at UALR. Congratulations to Jiawei!
[Apr.2015]Jiawei Yuan has successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations!
[Nov.2014]Our NSF-funded private cloud computing instrument is operational now!
[Nov.2014]Our paper on encrypted image search got accepted by IEEE Infocom 2015!
[Aug.2014]NSF awarded our research on body-area network security!
[Mar.2014]Dr. Yu received an AWS in Education Research Grant Award!
[Dec.2013]The IAR lab got three papers accepted by IEEE Infocom 2014!
[Jun.2013]The IAR lab got one paper accepted by IEEE CNS 2013!
[Apr.2013]Our paper BANA got accepted for publication by IEEE JSAC, special issue on Signal Processing Techniques for Wireless Physical Layer Security!
[Mar.2013]Our paper on cross-technology interference got accepted as a full paper by IEEE SECON 2013!
[Jan.2013]Our paper on wireless authenticated secret key generation got accepted as a full paper by ACM WiSec 2013!