Research Interests:

Network Reliability and Security, Optical Networks, Wireless Networks

Referred Journal Publications and Conference Proceedings:

  Beatrice M. Cerda and Shengli Yuan, ※Detection of Phishing Attacks - An Introductory Research on Anti-Phishing Methodologies,§ 2018 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC 2018), San Antonio, TX, February 7-9, 2018. Accepted.

  Beatrice M. Cerda, Ester Martinez-Belmares, and Shengli Yuan, ※Protection from Black Hole Attacks in Communication NetworksProceedings, 15th International Conference on Security and Management (SAM*17), in conjunction with 2017 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing.  July 17-20, 2017, Las Vegas, USA

  Beatrice M. Cerda, Ester Martinez-Belmares, and Shengli Yuan, ※Detection and Protection against Black Hole Attacks in Wired Networks,§ 28th HENAAC Conference. October, 2016, Anaheim, CA. First place award in posters

  Lila Ghemri and Shengli Yuan, ※Teaching Mobile Security Using Modules,§ Proceedings, 12th International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Compute Science and Computer Engineering (FECS*16), in conjunction with 2016 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing. July 25-28, 2016, Las Vegas, USA

  Joseph Flinn, Hen Su Choi-Ortiz, and Shengli Yuan, ※A Secure Routing Scheme for Networks with Unknown or Dynamic Topology using A-star Algorithm,§ Proceedings, 14th International Conference on Security and Management (SAM*16), in conjunction with 2016 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing.  July 25-28, 2016, Las Vegas, USA

  Lila Ghemri and Shengli Yuan, ※Security in Mobile Environments (A teaching module),§ Proceedings, 23rd Annual Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference. Houston, TX. October 29 - 30, 2015

  Joseph Flinn, Hen Su Choi-Ortiz, and Shengli Yuan, ※A Secure Routing Scheme in Unknown Networks Using A-star Algorithm§. Proceedings, Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) Summit 2015. September 10-12, 2015.

  Mario Pagan, Audrey Hession, Shengli Yuan, ※A Security-Enhanced Routing Algorithm with Path Randomization,§ IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2015). Anaheim, California, USA. February 16-19, 2015

  S. Yuan and Daniel Stewart, ※Protection of Optical Networks against Interchannel Eavesdropping and Jamming Attacks§, IEEE 2014 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI'14), March 10-13, 2014, Las Vegas, USA

  S. Yuan, L. Chen and M. Yang, Minimizing Interchannel Attacks in WDM Optical Networks,§ 4th International Conference on Future Computer and Communication (ICFCC 2012), Hong Kong, China, August 3 - 5, 2012. (Accepted. Acceptance rate: < 28%)

  S. Yuan and B. Wang, Highly Available Path Routing in Mesh Networks Under Multiple Link Failures,§ IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 60, Issue 4, pp 823-832, Dec. 2011.

  M. Yang, L. Chen, S. Yuan, and W. Hu, "Secure Processing and Delivery of Medical Images for Patient Information Protection", Proceedings, 2011 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM'11) under the 2011 World Congress in Computer Science, computer Engineering and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP 2011), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 18-21, 2011 (acceptance rate: 23%)

  S. Yuan, B. Raghavachari and L. Chen, A threat-aware routing algorithm for maximum physical-layer path survivability,§ IEEE Globecom 2010, December 5-10, Miami, FL (acceptance rate: 35.6%)

  S. Yuan, B. Raghavachari and A. Patel, Finding maximum reliable path in mesh networks under multiple failures,§ Proceedings, 19th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2010), August 25, 2010 (acceptance rate: 33.9%)

  S. Yuan, W. Waller and E. Delavina, Heuristic algorithms for finding reliable lightpath under multiple failures,§ Proceedings, IEEE International Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications, October 2009 (acceptance rate: not available)

  S. Yuan, Reliable lightpath routing in optical mesh networks under multiple link failures,§ Proceedings, IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage, pp. 114-120, July 2009 (acceptance rate: 25%)

  S. Yuan, Maximum reliable path under multiple failures,§ Proceedings, WSEAS International Conference on Computational and Information Science, pp. 333-337, April 2009 (acceptance rate: not available)

  S. Yuan, S. Varma and J. P. Jue, Lightpath Routing for Maximum Reliability in Optical Mesh Networks,§ Journal of Optical Networking (OSA), vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 449-466, May 2008.

  S. Yuan, Minimum-Multiplicity Routing Problems of Multimedia Communications,§ Proceeding, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, pp. 919-922, July 2007 (acceptance rate: 45%)

  S. Yuan and J. P. Jue, Dynamic Lightpath Protection in WDM Mesh Networks under Wavelength-Continuity and Risk-Disjoint Constraints,§ Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier), vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 91-112, June 2005.

  S. Yuan, S. Varma and J. P. Jue, Minimum Color Problem for Reliability in Mesh Networks,§ Proceedings, IEEE INFOCOM, vol. 4, pp. 2658- 2669, March 2005 (acceptance rate: 17.2%)

  S. Yuan and J. P. Jue, Dynamic Path Protection in WDM Mesh Networks under Wavelength Continuity Constraint,§ Proceedings, IEEE Global Communication Conference, vol. 3, pp. 2019-2023, November 2004 (acceptance rate: 37.7%)

  S. Yuan and J. P. Jue, Dynamic Path Protection in WDM Mesh Networks under Risk-Disjoint Constraint,§ Proceedings, IEEE Global Communication Conference, vol. 3, pp. 1770-1774, November 2004 (acceptance rate: 37.7%)

  K. Lu, J. P. Jue, T. Zhang, S. Yuan, I. Chlamtac, G. Xiao, Blocking Analysis of Multi-fiber Wavelength-Routed Networks,§ Proceedings, IEEE Global Communication Conference, vol. 3, pp. 1958-1962, November 2004 (acceptance rate: 37.7%)

  S. Yuan and J. P. Jue, Shared Protection Routing Algorithm for Optical Networks§, Optical Network Magazine, Volume 3, Number 3, May/June Issue, 2002.

  S. Yuan and J. P. Jue, A Heuristic Routing Algorithm for Shared Protection in Connection-oriented Networks,§ Proceedings, SPIE OptiComm, pp. 142-152, August, 2001 (acceptance rate: not available)

Book Chapter

  Lei Chen, Narasimha Shashidhar, Shengli Yuan, and Ming Yang, ※Chapter 4 - Security in Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks§, Wireless Network Security: Theories and Applications, Higher Education Press (HEP) & Springer. 2013.

External Grants

  NSF CNS 1262928: REU Site: Research Experiences in Algorithm Design and Analysis for Students in Undergraduate Institutions, PI (previous PI: P. Chen), 9/2012 - 4/2017. Award amount: $ 358,734

  Texas Workforce Commission Wagner Peyser #2816WPB001: UHD STEM Training Center for Underrepresented Future Workers. Co-PI (PI: Mary Parker). 2016. Award amount: $ 498,781

  Texas Workforce Commission Summer Merit Program #2816SMP005: Camp STEM Prep 2016. Co-PI (PI: Mary Parker). 2016. Award amount: $ 99,975

  NSF DUE 0965952: Undergraduate/Graduate Student Immersion in Computer Science, Technology and Mathematics. Co-PI (PI: A. Berrached and H. Lin). 9/2010 每 9/2016. Award amount: $ 598,088

  NSF DUE 1241661: Enriching Security Curricula and Enhancing Awareness of Security in Computer Science and Beyond, co-PI (PI: P. Chen), 9/2012 - 8/2015. Total joint award amount with UH, TSU: $ 770,454

  Travel Grant. Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) Summit 2015. September 10-12, 2015.

  NSF CNS 0851984: Research Experiences in Algorithm Design and Analysis for Students in Undergraduate Institutions. Co-PI (PI: P. Chen), 6/1/2009 - 5/31/2012. Award amount: $ 308,288

  NSF MRI 0619312: Acquisition of a Computational Cluster Grid for Research and Education in Science and Mathematics. Co-PI (PI: H. Lin), 9/1/2006 - 8/31/2010. Award amount: $ 57,173

Internal Grants

Faculty Development Grant, 2015, University of Houston Downtown

Faculty Development Grant, 2012, University of Houston Downtown

Faculty Development Grant, 2009, University of Houston Downtown

Faculty Development Grant, 2008, University of Houston Downtown

Faculty Development Grant 2007, University of Houston Downtown

Faculty Development Grant, 2005, University of Houston Downtown

Organized Research Grant, 2015, University of Houston Downtown

Organized Research Grant, 2013, University of Houston Downtown

Organized Research Grant, 2011, University of Houston Downtown

Organized Research Grant, 2009, University of Houston Downtown

Organized Research Grant 2007, University of Houston Downtown

Organized Research Grant 2005, University of Houston Downtown

Awards

Excellence in Research Fellowship: Erik Johnson School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas. ($24,000 annual stipend + full tuition)

Texas Public Education Grant Scholarship: University of Texas at Dallas.

Doctoral Scholarship: University of Texas at Dallas.

Truman Scholarship: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri at Columbia.

Scholarly Services

Editor:

International Journal of Network Protocols and Algorithms

Committee Services:

Member of Technical Program Committee. 3rd International Workshop on Sensor, Peer-to-peer and Social Networks (SPAN 2016) in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2016). February, 2016

Member of Technical Program Committee. 1st International Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Forensics in Wireless Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks (SPFMSNET) in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM. December 2015

Chair. International Workshop on Cloud Security and Forensics (IWCSF 2015) in conjunction with IEEE/CIC ICCC 2015. November, 2015.

Member of Organizing Committee. Workshop of Integrating Cyber Security into Courses: Innovative Plug-n-Play Modules. October, 2015

Program Chair, Panel Session Chair. UH and UHD Research Experience for Undergraduates Workshop. July 2015.

Member of Technical Program Committee. 8th ACM International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications. May, 2015

Member of Technical Program Committee. 2nd International Workshop on Sensor, Peer-to-peer and Social Networks (SPAN 2015) in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2015). February, 2015

Member of Technical Program Committee. 1st International Workshop on Sensor, Peer-to-peer and Social Networks (SPAN 2014) in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Computing Networking and Communications (ICNC 2014). February 2014.

Member of Technical Program Committee. 5th International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM. December 2013.

Panel Session Chair and Member of Program Committee. 1st Workshop on Security and Privacy of Mobile, Wireless, and Sensor Networks (MWSN 2013) in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON). June, 2013.

Member of Technical Program Committee. 4th International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM. December 2012.

Session Chair and Keynote Speaker. 4th International Conference on Future Computer and Communication (ICFCC 2012). August, 2012.

Member of Technical Program Committee. Pervasive Communication Security, Social Networking and Social Engineering Workshop in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2012). January, 2012.

Member of Technical Program Committee. 3rd International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM. December 2011.

Member of Technical Program Committee. 2nd International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM. December 2010.

Member of Technical Program Committee. 2nd International Workshop on Optical Networking Technologies and Data Security (OPNTDS2010) in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Ultramodern Telecommunications (ICUMT2010). October 18-20th, 2010.

Session chairs. IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage, July 2009

Session chairs. WSEAS International Conference on Computational and Information Science, April 2009

Member of Technical Committee, IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July, 2008.

Member of Technical Committee, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, Beijing, China, July 2007.

Member of Technical Committee, IEEE GLOBECOM, Dallas, TX, November, 2004.

Member of Technical Committee, SPIE OptiComm, Denver, CO, August 2001.

Book reviews:

Geoffrey Steinberg, Information Technology, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 2007.

K. Kazi, et al, Comprehensive Guide to Optical Networking Standards, Springer, 2004.

Hui Zang, WDM Networks, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

Journal reviews:

IEEE Transactions on Reliability

OSA/IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology

OSA/IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

IEEE Communication Letters

Photonic Network Communications

International Journal of Network Protocols and Algorithms

Computer Communications

Journal of Communications and Networks

IEEE Multimedia

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking

Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier)

IEEE Journal of Systems and Software

Conference reviews:

IEEE INFOCOM. 2016, 2012, 2009

8th ACM International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications. 2015

International Workshop on Security and Privacy Analytics in conjunction with 5th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy. 2015.

International Workshop on Sensor, Peer-to-peer and Social Networks (SPAN) in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC). 2016, 2015, 2014

1st International Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Forensics in Wireless Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks (SPFMSNET) in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM. 2015

International Workshop on Cloud Security and Forensics (IWCSF 2015) in conjunction with IEEE/CIC ICCC. 2015.

International Conference on Information Technology (ITNG 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010)

International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM. 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.

1st Workshop on Security and Privacy of Mobile, Wireless, and Sensor Networks (MWSN 2013) in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON). 2013.

International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications (CITSA). 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.

Pervasive Communication Security, Social Networking and Social Engineering Workshop in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC). 2012.

2nd International Workshop on Optical Networking Technologies and Data Security (OPNTDS2010) in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Ultramodern Telecommunications (ICUMT). 2010.

International Workshop on Interconnections of Wireless Sensor (IWSN). 2010

9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI). 2010

IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM), 2003 每 2006, 2009

IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 2008.

The 12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 2008.

IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 2007.

IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2003 - 2006

IEEE Broadband Optical Networking Symposium (BroadNets), 2004 & 2005

International Conference on Intelligent Technologies (InTech), 2004.

SPIE OptiComm, 2001-2003.

Professional Memberships

IEEE Senior Member.

Faculty Mentor, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) since 2004 - 2012.