About Me

I am an assistant professor in Computer Science Department at University of Massachusetts Boston. I received my Ph.D. from College of William and Mary in 2010 (under the supervision of Prof. Li) and my B.S. from Nanjing University (China) in 2000, both in Computer Science. Before joining UMass Boston, I spent 9 months at Northeastern University as a postdoc working with Prof. Noubir.

My research interests include mobile computing, big data, cloud computing, cyber security, and wireless networks.

Graduate research assistant positions are available for highly motivated applicants.


  • I've joined the TPC of MobiSPC 2016.
  • Two of our paper submissions to IPCCC 2015 have been accepted. (10/31/2015)
  • Our paper submission to ICNC 2016 has been accepted. (9/19/2015)
  • We have received a three-year, $199,998 grant from National Science Foundation to develop new models and techniques for building efficient smartphone ad-hoc networks. (abstract) (9/16/2015)
  • I've joined the TPC of IEEE ICC 2016. (9/15/2015)
  • We have received a two-year, $124,998 grant from National Science Foundation to explore new resource management framework that supports big data analytics. (abstract) (8/25/2015)
  • I've joined the TPC of IEEE ICCVE. (8/2/2015)
  • Ph.D. student Jiayin Wang was awarded the GHC Scholarship to attend the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing conference. (6/27/15)
  • We have been awarded an Amazon AWS in Education Research grant ($6000 AWS credits). (6/5/15)


  • Fall 2015:
    • IT 443 Network Security Administration
    • CS 443 Mobile Applications