I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UMass Boston. My current research interests include cybersecurity, IoT, network measurement, data-driven networked systems, and quantum networking.
I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University (ASU). I was supervised by Prof. Guoliang Xue and Prof. Kuai Xu. I received my B.E degree in Information Security from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) under the supervision of Prof. Kaiping Xue.
Openings [ Flyer]: I am looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students to join my group with full financial support. If you are interested, please send an email to
Yinxin.Wan[AT]umb[dot]edu with your CV attached.
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University of Massachusetts Boston
Computer Science Department
McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, M-3-201-06
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
Ph.D. in Computer Science
2018 - 2023, Arizona State University (ASU)
Co-Advisor: Prof. Guoliang Xue
Co-Advisor: Prof. Kuai Xu
Dean's Dissertation Award
B.E. in Information Security
2014 - 2018, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Outstanding Graduate Award
Entanglement Distribution in Satellite-based Dynamic Quantum Networks
accepted by IEEE Network Magazine, 2023.
Exploring Machine Learning Algorithms for User Activity Inference from IoT Network Traffic
in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Smart Systems (MASS), 2023.
IoT System Vulnerability Analysis and Network Hardening with Shortest Attack Trace in a Weighted Attack Graph
in Proc. of ACM/IEEE Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI), 2023.
Best Paper Award
Extracting Spatial Information of IoT Device Events for Smart Home Safety Monitoring
in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2023.
Inferring User Activities from IoT Device Events in Smart Homes: Challenges and Opportunities
in Proc. of International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), 2022 (invited).
An Effective Machine Learning Based Algorithm for Inferring User Activities from IoT Device Events
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC).
IoTMosaic: Inferring User Activities from IoT Network Traffic in Smart Homes
in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2022.
IoTAthena: Unveiling IoT Device Activities from Network Traffic
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC).
Characterizing and Mining Traffic Patterns of IoT Devices in Edge Networks
IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE).
Robust Resource Provisioning in Time-Varying Edge Networks
in Proc. of ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), 2020.
IoTArgos: A Multi-Layer Security Monitoring System for Internet-of-Things in Smart Homes
in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2020.
P4PCN: Privacy-Preserving Path Probing for Payment Channel Networks
in Proc. of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2019.
Multidimensional Behavioral Profiling of Internet-of-Things in Edge Networks
in Proc. of IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), 2019.
Powering Smart Homes with Information-Centric Networking
IEEE Communications Magazine.
LASA: Lightweight, Auditable and Secure Access Control in ICN with the Limitation of Access Times
in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2018.
2023, ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Dean's Dissertation Award
2023, IoTDI, Best Paper Award
2023, INFOCOM, Student Travel Grant
2023, ASU School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, Doctoral Fellowship Award
2022, INFOCOM, Student Conference Award
2022, ASU School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, Doctoral Fellowship Award
2020, INFOCOM, Student Conference Award
2020, ASU, Engineering Graduate Fellowship Award
2020, ASU School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, Doctoral Fellowship Award
2023 Fall, CS 449 Introduction to Computer Security
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC)
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM)
IEEE Internet of Things Journal
Springer Journal of Network and Systems Management (JONS)
INFOCOM'23 PerAI-6G Workshop
INFOCOM'22 PerAI-6G Workshop