My research interests are in the general area of mobile computing and human-centered computing, with a focus on their novel applications in networking (e.g., crowdsensing/crowdsourcing, QoE assessment, resource optimization), smart city (e.g., mobility enhancement), and security & privacy (e.g., user-centered security, privacy-aware computing). I attempt to explore those research topics with approaches within the core computer science and engineering discipline, including systems, signal processing, optimizations, and artificial intelligence, and with principles across disciplines, including physiology and economics. My research has been funded by NSF, DoT, and NIH. I am a recipient of the NSF CRII Award (2016) and NSF CAREER Award (2020).

Before joining UTA, I worked as an Assistant Professor at University of Nevada, Reno for four years (2014 to 2018). I received my PhD at Mississippi State University in 2014. Before that, I received my master's degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2010, and bachelor's degree from Sun Yat-Sen University in 2007.
Openings: We are looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students who are committed to research.

Recent Publications

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CycleGuard: A Smartphone-based Assistive Tool for Cyclist Safety Using Acoustic Ranging
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp’22)
Wenqiang Jin, Srinivasan Murali, Youngtak Cho, Huadi Zhu, Tianhao Li, Rachael Thompson Panik, Anika Rimu, Shuchisnigdha Deb, Kari Watkins, Xu Yuan, Ming Li
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EyeQoE: A Novel QoE Assessment Model for 360-degree Videos Using Ocular Behaviors
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp’22)
Huadi Zhu, Tianhao Li, Chaowei Wang, Wenqiang Jin, Srinivasan Murali, Mingyan Xiao, Dongqing Ye, Ming Li
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Periscope: A Keystroke Inference Attack Using Human Coupled Electromagnetic Emanations
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS’21)
Wenqiang Jin, Srinivasan Murali, Huadi Zhu, and Ming Li
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Sipster: Settling IOU of Smart Meters Privately and Quickly
Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC’21)
Sherman S. M. Chow, Ming Li, Yongjun Zhao, and Wenqiang Jin
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Acoussist: An Acoustic Assisting Tool For People With Visual Impairments To Cross Uncontrolled Streets
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp’21)
Wenqiang Jin, Mingyan Xiao, Huadi Zhu, Shuchisnigdha Deb, Chen Kan, and Ming Li
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BlinKey: A Two-Factor User Authentication Method for Virtual Reality Devices
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp’21)
Huadi Zhu, Wenqiang Jin, Mingyan Xiao, Srinivasan Murali, and Ming Li
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Harnessing the Ambient Radio Frequency Noise for Wearable Device Pairing
Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS’20)
Wenqiang Jin, Ming Li, Srinivasan Murali, and Linke Guo
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