Ming Li

Assistant Professor

My research interests include usable security, privacy-preserving computing, crowd and social sensing, Internet of things, and mobile computing. I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University in 2014. Before that, I received my M.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2010, and B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Sun Yat-Sen University in 2007, respectively. My research has been funded by NSF.

Openings: We are looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students who are committed to research.


Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington
Office: 536 Engineering Research Building
Email: at


[2018.11] One paper on trading location privacy has been accepted by INFOCOM'19 (19.7%)

[2018.09] I joined UTA as an assistant professor

[2018.03] One paper on novel user authentication for smartwatches has been accepted by ASIACCS'18 (52/310=17.0%)
[2018.03] One paper on privacy-preserving data aggregation for crowdsensing has been accepted by MobiHoc'18 (30/178=16.9%)

Recent Publications

If You Do Not Care About It, Sell It: Trading Location Privacy in Mobile Crowd Sensing

Wenqiang Jin, Mingyan Xiao, Ming Li, and Linke Guo

Data-Driven Spectrum Trading with Secondary Users' Differential Privacy Preservation

Jingyi Wang, Qixun Zhang, Ming Li, Yuanxiong Guo, Zhiyong Feng, and Miao Pan

Beat-PIN: A User Authentication Mechanism for Wearable Devices Through Secret Beats

Ben Hutchins, Anudeep Reddy, Wenqiang Jin, Michael Zhou, Ming Li, and Lei Yang

Crowd-Empowered Privacy-Preserving Data Aggregation for Mobile Crowdsensing

Lei Yang, Mengyuan Zhang, Shibo He, Ming Li, and Junshan Zhang

Privacy-Preserving Verifiable Data Aggregation and Analysis for Cloud-assisted Mobile Crowdsourcing

Gaoqiang Zhuo, Qi Jia, Linke Guo, Ming Li, and Pan Li

PPER: Privacy-Preserving Economic-Robust Spectrum Auction in Wireless Networks

Ming Li, Pan Li, Linke Guo, and Xiaoxia Huang

Energy Consumption Optimization for Multihop Cognitive Cellular Networks

Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, Pan Li, Xiaoxia Huang, Yuguang Fang, and Savo Glisic

LocaWard: A Security and Privacy Aware Location-Based Rewarding System

Ming Li, Sergio Salinas, and Pan Li

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