Wei Yu


Contact Info



Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA, 2008

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1995

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China, 1992

Areas of Expertise

Cyber Security, Computer Networks, Cyber-Physical Systems


Dr. Yu is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University. Before joining Towson, he was with Cisco Systems Inc. for nine years. His research interests include cyberspace security, computer networks, and cyber-physical systems.

Scholarship, Creative Activity:

University System of Maryland (USM) Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research, or Creative Activity, 2015.

NSF Faculty CAREER Award: Towards Secured and Efficient Energy-based Critical Infrastructure, 09/2014 – 08/2019.

2012 Excellence in Scholarship Award, Fisher College of Science and Mathematics at Towson University.

Best Paper Awards: 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC) - Communication and Information Security Symposium; 2008 IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC), Information and Network Security Symposium.

Scholarly Papers | Synopsis:

Jie Lin, Wei Yu, and Xinyu Yang, “On False Data Injection Attack against Multistep Electricity Price in Electricity Market in Smart Grid,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 2015.

Guobin Xu, Wei Yu, Zhijiang Chen, Hanlin Zhang, Paul Moulema, Xinwen Fu, and Chao Lu, “A Cloud Computing Based System for Network Security Management,” International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems (IJPEDS) – Taylor & Francis, 30(1):29-45, 2015.

Qingyu Yang, Jie Yang, Wei Yu, Dou An, Nan Zhang, and Wei Zhao, “On False Data-Injection Attacks against Power System State Estimation: Modeling and Countermeasures,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed System (TPDS), 25(3): 717-729, 2014.

Zhen Ling, Junzhou Luo, Wei Yu, Xinwen Fu, Dong Xuan, and Weijia Jia, “A New Cell Counter Based Attack Against Tor,” in Proc. of the 16th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), November 2009, Chicago, IL, USA.

Wei Yu, Xinwen Fu, Steve Graham, Dong Xuan, and Wei Zhao, “DSSS-Based Flow Marking Technique for Invisible Traceback,” in Proc. of IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), May 2007, Oakland, CA, USA.

Professional Service:

Program Co-Chair of the 2016 International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA)

Track Co-Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) - Multimedia and Real-Time Networking (MRN) track

Program Co-Chair of the 2014 International Symposium on Control, Automation, Industrial Informatics and Smart Grid (ICAIS)

Program Vice-Chair of the 2014 ACM Conference on Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems (RACS), Publicity Co-chair of IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2013

Program Co-Chair of the 2014 International conference on Computing, Networking & Communications (ICNC) - Cognitive Computing and Networking Symposium

Program Co-chair of IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC) – Wireless Networking Track, Las Vegas, 2013

Web Chair of Cyber-Physical System Week 2012, Beijing, 2012. http://triton.towson.edu/~cpsweek/default.htm

Program Committee Member of: Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) 2010-2016, 18th IEEE Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Application (RTCSA)

2011-2014, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)

2010-2015, IEEE Globe Communication (Globecom), 2009-2015

IEEE 2011 Military Communication (MILCOM), 2011-2015, The IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm)

Memberships / Affiliations:

Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)