Ming Li

Assistant 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 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, DoT, and NIH.

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


[2021.05] One paper on keystroke inference attack accepted by CCS'21, Congrats to Wenqiang

[2021.04] Congrats to Wenqiang who successfully defended his PhD dissertation with the Outstanding Dissertation Award

[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, another on user authentication on VR headsets, Congrats to Wenqiang and Huadi

[2020.07] One paper on wearable device pairing accepted by CCS'20, Congrats to Wenqiang

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

Recent Publications

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

Securing Task Allocation in Mobile Crowd Sensing: An Incentive Design Approach

Mingyan Xiao, Ming Li, Linke Guo, Miao Pan, Zhu Han and Pan Li

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

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