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 Rui Zhang 

Assistant Professor  
Office:    Holmes Hall 444
Department of Electrical Engineering
Phone:   (808) 956-3854
University of Hawaii Fax:         (808) 956-3427
Honolulu, HI 96822 
Email:     email

          

I am always looking for highly self-motivated Ph.D. students who are strongly committed to research. If you are interested, please send your resume or CV, transcripts, TOEFL and GRE scores, and everything else that you believe will help your application to me in one email. Visiting scholars and students are also welcome.

Biography

Rui Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Arizona State University in 2013. He received the B.E. degree in Communication Engineering and the M.E. degree in Communication and Information Systems both from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He was a software engineer at UTStarcom, Shenzhen, from 2005 to 2007.

What's New
Teaching
Research Interests

Security and privacy issus in wireless networks, mobile crowdsourcing, mobile systems for disabled people, cloud computing, and social networks

Students
Publications

Journal Articles

  1. The rise of social botnets: Attacks and countermeasures [pdf] 
    Jinxue Zhang, Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Guanhua Yan, to appear at IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.

  2. Privacy-preserving spatiotemporal matching for secure device-to-device communications [pdf
    Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, to appear at IEEE Internet of Things Journal.

  3. TrueTop: A sybil-resilient system for user influence measurement on Twitter [pdf
    Jinxue Zhang, Rui Zhang, Jingchao Sun, Yanchao Zhang, and Chi Zhang, to appear at IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

  4. SecureFind: Secure and privacy-preserving object finding via mobile crowdsourcing [pdf
    Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, Xiaocong Jin, and Yanchao Zhang, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 1716-1728, March 2016.

  5. Jamming-resistant secure neighbor discovery in mobile ad hoc networks [pdf
    Rui Zhang, Jingchao Sun, Yanchao Zhang, and Xiaoxia Huang, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 5588-5601, Oct. 2015.

  6. Secure spatial top-k query processing via untrusted location-based service provider [pdf
    Rui Zhang, Jingchao Sun, Yanchao Zhang, and Chi Zhang, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 111-124, January/February 2015.

  7. Secure top-k query processing in unattended tiered sensor networks [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Jing Shi, Yanchao Zhang, and Xiaoxia Huang, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 63, no. 9, pp. 4681-4693, Nov. 2014.

  8. TIGHT: A geographic routing protocol for cognitive radio mobile ad hoc networks [pdf]
    Xiaocong Jin, Rui Zhang, Jingchao Sun, and Yanchao Zhang, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 4670-4681, Aug. 2014.

  9. Verifiable privacy-preserving aggregation in people-centric urban sensing systems [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Jing Shi, Yanchao Zhang, and Chi Zhang, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Emerging Technologies, vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 268-278, Sep. 2013.

  10. Privacy-preserving profile matching for proximity-based mobile social networking [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Jinxue Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, Jinyuan Sun, and Guanhua Yan, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Emerging Technologies, vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 656-668, Sep. 2013.

  11. Distributed privacy-preserving access control in sensor networks [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Kui Ren, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 1427-1438, August 2012.

  12. Secure cooperative data storage and query processing in unattended tiered sensor networks [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Jing Shi, Yanchao Zhang, and Jinyuan Sun, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Cooperative Networking Challenges and Applications, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 433-441, February 2012.

  13. AOS: An anonymous overlay system for mobile ad hoc networks [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Yuguang Fang, ACM Wireless Networks, vol. 17, pp. 843-859, May 2011.

  14. A spatiotemporal approach to secure range queries in tiered sensor networks [pdf]
    Jing Shi, Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 10, no. 1 pp. 264-273, January 2011.

Conference Papers

  1. Secure outsourced skyline query processing via untrusted cloud service providers [pdf] [full version]
    Wenxin Chen*, Mengjun Liu*, Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Shubo Liu, the 35th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'16), San Francisco, CA, April 2016 (The first two authors contributed equally to this work).

  2. PriStream: Privacy-preserving distributed stream monitoring of thresholded percentile statistics [pdf]
    Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, Jinxue Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, the 35th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'16), San Francisco, CA, April 2016.

  3. VISIBLE: Video-assisted keystroke inference from tablet backside motion [pdf]
    Jingchao Sun, Xiaocong Jin, Yimin Chen, Jinxue Zhang,  Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, the 23rd ISOC Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS'16), San Diego, CA, February 2016.

  4. SafeDSA: Safeguard dynamic spectrum access against fake secondary users [pdf]
    Xiaocong Jin, Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'15),  Denver, CO, October 2015.

  5. Your actions tell where you are: Uncovering Twitter users in a large metropolitan area [pdf]
    Jinxue Zhang, Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, the 3rd IEEE Conference on Communication and Network Security (CNS'15),  Florence, Italy, September 2015.

  6. SpecGuard: Spectrum misuse detection in dynamic spectrum access systems [pdf]
    Xiaocong Jin, Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Chi Zhang, the 34th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'15), Hong Kong, China, April 2015.

  7. Your song your way: Rhythm-based two-factor authentication for multi-touch mobile devices [pdf]
    Yimin Chen, Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, the 34th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'15), Hong Kong, China, April 2015.

  8. TouchIn: Sightless two-factor authentication on multi-touch mobile devices [pdf]
    Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang, Jinxue Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, the 2nd IEEE Conference on Communication and Network Security (CNS'14), San Francisco, CA, October 2014.

  9. On the impact of social botnets for spam distribution and digital-influence manipulation[pdf]
    Jinxue Zhang, Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Guanhua Yan, the 1st IEEE Conference on Communication and Network Security (CNS'13),  Washington, D.C., October 2013.

  10. Secure crowdsourcing-based cooperative spectrum sensing [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Jinxue Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Chi Zhang, the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'13),  Turlin, Italy, April 2013.

  11. Privacy-preserving spatiotemporal matching [pdf]
    Jingchao Sun, Rui Zhang,  and Yanchao Zhang, the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'13), Turlin, Italy, April 2013.

  12. Secure top-k query processing via untrusted location-based service providers [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Chi Zhang, the 31st IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'12), Orlando, FL, March 2012.

  13. Fine-grained private matching for proximity-based mobile social networking [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, Jinyuan Sun, and Guanhua Yan, the 31st IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'12), Orlando, FL, March 2012.

  14. Fast identification of the missing tags in a large RFID system [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Yunzhong, Yanchao Zhang, and Jinyuan Sun, the 8th Annual IEEE Communication Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh, and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON'11), Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2011.

  15. LR-Seluge: Loss-resilient and secure code dissemination in wireless sensor networks [pdf]
    Rui Zhang
    and Yanchao Zhang, the 31st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS'11), Minneapolis, MN, June 2011.

  16. JR-SND: Jamming-resilient secure neighbor discovery in mobile ad hoc networks [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Xiaoxia Huang, the 31st Internatinal Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS'11), Minneapolis, MN, June 2011.

  17. Fast traffic inference in anonymous MANETs [pdf]
    Yunzhong Liu, Rui Zhang, Jing Shi, and Yanchao Zhang, the 7th Annual IEEE Communication Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh, and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON'10), Boston, MA, June 2010.

  18. Wormhole-resilient secure neighbor discovery in underwater acoustic networks [pdf]
    Rui Zhang and Yanchao Zhang, the 29th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'10), San Diego, CA, March 2010.

  19. Verifiable fine-grained top-k queries in tiered sensor networks [pdf]
    Rui Zhang and Yanchao Zhang, the 29th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'10), San Diego, CA, March 2010.

  20. PriSense: Privacy-preserving data aggregation in people-centric urban sensing system [pdf]
    Jing Shi, Rui Zhang, Yunzhong Liu, and Yanchao Zhang, the 29th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'10), San Diego, CA, March 2010.

  21. Secure multidimensional range queries in sensor networks [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Jing Shi, and Yanchao Zhang, the 10th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc'09), New Orleans, LA, May 2009.

  22. DP2AC: Distributed privacy-preserving access control in sensor networks [pdf]
    Rui Zhang, Yanchao Zhang, and Kui Ren, the 28th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'09), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2009.

  23. Secure range queries in tiered sensor networks [pdf]
    Jing Shi, Rui Zhang, and Yanchao Zhang, the 28th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'09), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2009.

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