Ming Li

Associate Professor

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

My research interests include mobile computing, Internet of things, security, and privacy-preserving computing. I received my PhD at Mississippi State University in 2014. Before that, I received my MS in ECE from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2010, and BS in ECE from Sun Yat-Sen University in 2007, respectively. My research has been funded by NSF, DoT, and NIH.

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


[2022.01] Two papers accepted by Ubicomp'22, one on protecting cyclist safety using acoustic sensing, the other on occular behavior based QoE assessment for VR videos

[2021.09] One paper accepted by ACSAC'21 on privacy-preserving bill settlement

[2021.09] One paper accepted by CCS'21 on keystroke inference attack

[2021.08] Promoted as an Associate Professor with tenure

[2021.08] One paper accepted by Ubicomp'21 on acoustic sensing based fall detection

[2021.04] Congrats to Wenqiang who graduated with the Outstanding Dissertation Award. Next stop: Hunan University

[2021.04] Invited to serve as a TPC member of INFOCOM'22 and PETS'22

[2021.02] Identified as a distinguished TPC member of INFOCOM'21

[2020.12] Received a grant from DoT via C-TEDD for enhancing cyclist safety via situation-aware sensing

[2020.11] Appointed as an editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT)

[2020.10] Two papers accepted by Ubicomp'21, one on enhancing mobility for blind pedestrians, the other on user authentication on VR headsets

[2020.07] One paper on wearable device pairing accepted by CCS'20

[2020.04] Received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award for enhancing QoE of wireless users via context sensing

Recent Publications

EyeQoE: A Novel QoE Assessment Model for 360-degree VideosUsing Ocular Behaviors

Huadi Zhu, Tianhao Li, Chaowei Wang, Wenqiang Jin, Srinivasan Murali, Mingyan Xiao, Dongqing Ye, and Ming Li

CycleGuard: A Smartphone-based Assistive Tool for Cyclist Safety Using Acoustic Ranging

Wenqiang Jin, Srinivasan Murali, Youngtak Cho, Huadi Zhu, Tianhao Li, Rachael Thompson Panik, Anika Rimu, Shuchisnigdha Deb, Kari Watkins, Xu Yuan, and Ming Li

Sipster: Settling IOU of Smart Meters Privately and Quickly

Sherman S. M. Chow, Ming Li, Yongjun Zhao, and Wenqiang Jin

Periscope: A Keystroke Inference Attack Using Human Coupled Electromagnetic Emanations

Wenqiang Jin, Srinivasan Murali, Huadi Zhu, and Ming Li

Acoussist: An Acoustic Assisting Tool For People With Visual Impairments To Cross Uncontrolled Streets [PDF]

Wenqiang Jin, Mingyan Xiao, Huadi Zhu, Shuchisnigdha Deb, Chen Kan, and Ming Li

BlinKey: A Two-Factor User Authentication Method for Virtual Reality Devices [PDF]

Huadi Zhu, Wenqiang Jin, Mingyan Xiao, Srinivasan Murali, and Ming Li

Harnessing the Ambient Radio Frequency Noise for Wearable Device Pairing [PDF]

Wenqiang Jin, Ming Li, Srinivasan Murali, and Linke Guo

STEP: A Spatio-Temporal Fine-Granular User Traffic Prediction System for Cellular Networks [PDF]

Lixing Yu, Ming Li, Wenqiang Jin, Yifan Guo, Qianlong Wang, Feng Yan, and Pan Li

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