Tao Shu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

120 Dodge Hall of Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309
phone: (248) 370-2137
email: shu at oakland.edu


News

Biography

Teaching

Research

Grants

Publications


Starting Fall 2016 I have moved to the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department at Auburn University. This homepage will no longer be maintained. Please find my new homepage at Auburn here!

News

[09/2015] NSF awarded our project on network economics for secondary spectrum ecosystems.

[09/2015] Our context-aware distributed storage paper was accepted by IEEE Globecom 2015 workshop.

[08/2015] Our privacy-preserving localization paper was accepted by IEEE/ACM ToN.

[08/2015] Invited to serve on TPC of WCNC 2016.

[07/2015] Invited to serve on TPC of ICC 2016 NGN – Next-Generation Networking and Internet Symposium.

[07/2015] The early results of our context-aware distributed storage work was accepted by IEEE MASS 2015 as a 2-page poster abstract.

[04/2015] Invited to serve on TPC of Globecom 2015 Wireless Networks Symposium.

[03/2015] Invited to serve on TPC of INFOCOM 2016.

[03/2015] Invited to serve on TPC of IEEE/CIC ICCC 2015 NGN – Next Generation Networking. 

[01/2015] NSF awarded our REU grant on secure and trustworthy cyberspace.

[11/2014] Invited to serve on TPC of ICCCN 2015.

[09/2014] Our data center paper was accepted by IEEE ICNC 2015.

[08/2014] Our INFOCOM 2014 paper on privacy-preserving localization was among the five papers recommended for fast-track publication in IEEE/ACM ToN.

[07/2014] Invited with travel grant from NSF to attend 2014 NSF/DIMACS Workshop for Aspiring PIs in Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace.

[07/2014] Our paper “Energy-efficient in-network encryption/decryption for wireless body area sensor networks” was accepted by IEEE Globecom 2014.

[06/2014] Invited to serve on TPC of ICC 2015 Next Generation Networking (NGN) Symposium.

[06/2014] Our paper “Privacy-preserving and truthful detection of packet dropping attacks in wireless ad hoc networks” was accepted by IEEE TMC.

[03/2014] Our paper “Privacy-by-decoy: protecting location privacy against collusion and deanonymization in vehicular location based services” was accepted by IEEE IV 2014.

[12/2013] Our paper “QoS-compliant sequential channel sensing for cognitive radios” was accepted by IEEE JSAC Cognitive Radio Series.

[11/2013] Invited to serve on TPC of Globecom 2014 Communication & Information System Security (CISS) Symposium.

[11/2013] Our paper “Multi-lateral privacy-preserving localization in pervasive environments” was accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2014.

[10/2013] Our paper “Endpoint protection zone (EPZ): Protecting LBS user location privacy against deanonymization and collusion in vehicular networks” was accepted by ICCVE 2013.

[09/2013] NSF awarded our project on large-scale statistical learning based spectrum sensing and cognitive networking.

[07/2013] Our paper “Futures market for spectrum trade in wireless communications: modeling, pricing and hedging” was accepted by IEEE Globecom 2013.


Short Biography

I am currently a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Oakland University, Rochester, MI. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Arizona in Dec. 2010. I received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Communication and Information Systems from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2003. Before joining Oakland University, I worked as a senior engineer in Qualcomm Atheros Inc. from Dec. 2010 to Aug. 2011.


Teaching

Graduate Courses

·        CSE 548 Wireless & Industrial Networks (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015)

Undergraduate Courses

·        CSE 142 Introduction to C Programming (Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Summer 2013)

·        CSE 232 C++ for Programmers (Fall 2011, Summer 2013)

·        CSE/CIT 247 Introduction to Computer Networks (Winter 2012, Winter 2013)

·        CSE/CIT 280 Sophomore Project (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Fall 2014)

·        CIT 448 Information Security Practice (Winter 2015, Fall 2015)

·        CSE/CIT 480 Senior Capstone Project (Winter 2014)


Research

·        Network security and privacy

·        Applied cryptography

·        Big data oriented network information processing and protocol design

·        Wireless networking

·        Network economics

My research aims at addressing the security, privacy, and performance issues in wireless networking systems, with strong emphasis on system architecture, protocol design, and performance optimization. My research interests span a broad range of problems, including applied cryptography, information assurance, network security and privacy, truthful mechanism design, dynamic spectrum access, radio resource management, routing/ MAC protocol design, and cloud computing. My research covers a wide variety of wireless systems, including cognitive radio networks, wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, and cellular networks. I have published over 50 refereed papers in above areas on top journals and conferences, including IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, ACM MobiCom, ACM MobiHoc, and IEEE INFOCOM. His research has been funded by:

·        National Science Foundation

·        Oakland University

                 


Grants (as PI or co-PI)

·        NeTS: Small: Collaborative Research: Network Economics for Secondary Spectrum Ecosystems,” funded by NSF (CNS-1524931), PI, 10/01/2015 – 09/30/2018.

·        “Collaborative Research: EARS: Large-Scale Statistical Learning based Spectrum Sensing and Cognitive Networking,” funded by NSF (CNS-1343156), PI, 01/01/2014 – 12/31/2017.

·        “REU Site: Undergraduate Computer Research (UnCoRe) in Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace,” funded by NSF (CNS-1460897), PI: Huirong Fu, Co-PI: Tao Shu, 04/01/2015 – 03/31/2018.

·        “Securing Multi-hop Communications in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,” funded by Oakland University Faculty Research Fellowship, PI, 01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012.


Publications

Technical Report

Tao Shu, Yingying Chen, Jie Yang, and Albert Williams, ``Multi-lateral privacy-preserving localization in pervasive environments,’’ Technical Report of Oakland University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, July 2013. (pdf)

Refereed Journal Papers

1. Tao Shu, Yingying Chen, and Jie Yang, ``Protecting multi-lateral localization privacy in pervasive environments,’’ accepted by IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), to appear, Aug. 2015.

2. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``Privacy-preserving and truthful detection of packet dropping attacks in wireless ad hoc networks,’’ IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 813-828, Apr. 2015.

3. Tao Shu and Husheng Li, ``QoS-compliant sequential channel sensing for cognitive radios,’’ IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), vol. 32, no. 11, pp. 2013-2025, Nov. 2014.

4. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``Sequential opportunistic spectrum access with imperfect channel sensing,’’ Ad Hoc Networks Journal, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 778-797, 2013.

5. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``Finding the cheapest route in profit-driven opportunistic spectrum access networks: a truthful mechanism design approach,'' IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 530-543, Apr. 2012.

6. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``Exploiting microscopic spectrum opportunities in cognitive radio networks via coordinated channel access, '' IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), vol. 9, no. 11, pp. 1522-1534, Nov. 2010.

7. Tao Shu, Marwan Krunz, and Sisi Liu, ``Secure data collection in wireless sensor networks using randomized dispersive routes,'' IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 941-954, July 2010.

8. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``Coverage-time optimization for clustered wireless sensor networks: A power-balancing approach,'' IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 202-215, Jan. 2010.

9. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``Energy-efficient power/rate control and scheduling in hybrid TDMA/CDMA wireless sensor networks,'' Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier), vol. 53, no. 9, pp. 1395-1408, Jun. 2009.

10. Haythem Bany Salameh, Tao Shu, and Marwan Krunz, ``Adaptive cross-layer MAC design for improved energy-efficiency in multi-channel wireless sensor networks,'' Ad Hoc Networks Journal, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 844-854, Aug. 2007.

11. Tao Shu, Marwan Krunz, and Sarma Vrudhula, ``Joint optimization of transmit power-time and bit energy efficiency in CDMA wireless sensor networks,'' IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 3109-3118, Nov. 2006.

12. Alaa Muqattash, Marwan Krunz, and Tao Shu, ``Performance enhancement of adaptive orthogonal modulation in wireless CDMA systems,'' IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 565-578, Mar. 2006.

13. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``Uplink capacity optimization by power allocation for multimedia CDMA networks with imperfect power control,'' IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 1585-1594, Dec. 2003.

14. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``A throughput-efficient and channel-adaptive scheduling scheme in voice/data DS-CDMA networks with transmission power constrains,'' Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal (Wiley), vol. 3, no. 7, pp. 879-894, Nov. 2003.

15. Zhisheng Niu, Tao Shu, and Yoshitaka Takahashi, ``A vacation queue with setup and close-down times and batch markovian arrival processes,'' Performance Evaluation (Elsevier), vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 225-248, Nov. 2003.

16. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``Call admission control using differentiated outage probabilities in multimedia DS-CDMA networks with imperfect power control,'' IEICE Transactions on Communications, vol.E86-B, No.1, pp. 16-24, Jan. 2003.

17. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``Capacity optimization by using cancellation-error-ascending decoding order in multimedia CDMA networks with imperfect successive interference cancellation,'' IEICE Transactions on Communications, vol.E86-B, No.1, pp. 375-379, Jan. 2003.

18. Tao Shu, Wu Ye, and Suili Feng, ``Analysis of ATM VBR video statistical multiplexer based on $D_1^{[X]}/D_2/1$,'' Journal of China Institute of Communications, vol.20, no.7, pp. 76-80, Jul. 1999. (in Chinese)

19. Tao Shu and Wu Ye, ``ATM networks's ABR service flow control based on adaptive rate prediction,'' Journal of Circuits and Systems, vol.4, no.3, pp. 18-24, Sep. 1999. (in Chinese)

20. Tao Shu and Wu Ye, ``ABR traffic flow control mechanism in ATM networks,'' Journal of South China University of Technology, vol.28, no.10, pp. 37-42, Oct. 2000. (in Chinese)

Refereed Conference Papers (* denotes my students)

1. Dong Han*, Ye Yan*, and Tao Shu, ``Context-aware distributed storage in mobile cloud computing,’’ accepted by IEEE Globecom 2015 workshop (6-page full paper, contains a thorough analysis, formulation, and solution of the problem, plus more complete and rigid evaluation results for the proposed mechanisms), to appear, Sep. 2015.

2. Dong Han*, Ye Yan*, and Tao Shu, ``Context-aware distributed storage in mobile cloud computing (2-page abstract),’’ accepted by IEEE MASS 2015 as a poster, to appear, July 2015.

3. Dong Han* and Tao Shu, ``Thermal-aware energy-efficient task scheduling for DVFS-enabled data centers,’’ accepted by IEEE ICNC 2015, to appear.

4. Ye Yan* and Tao Shu, ``Energy-efficient in-network encryption/decryption for wireless body area sensor networks,’’ accepted by IEEE Globecom 2014, to appear.

5. G. Corser, H. Fu, T. Shu, P. D’Errico, W. Ma, S. Leng, and Y. Zhu, ``Privacy-by-decoy: protecting location privacy against collusion and deanonymization in vehicular location based services,’’ 2014 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, June 2014.

6. Tao Shu, Yingying Chen, Jie Yang, and Albert Williams, ``Multi-lateral privacy-preserving localization in pervasive environments,’’ Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2014, May 2014.

7. G. Corser, H. Fu, T. Shu, P. D’Errico, and W. Ma, ``Endpoint protection zone (EPZ): Protecting LBS user location privacy against deanonymization and collusion in vehicular networks,’’ Proc. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE), Dec. 2013.

8. Tao Shu and Husheng Li, ``Rate-percentile-optimal sequential channel sensing and probing in cognitive radio networks under spectrum uncertainty,’’ Proc. IEEE SECON 2013, June, 2013.

9. Husheng Li, Tao Shu, Feng He, and Ju Bin Song, ``Futures market for spectrum trade in wireless communications: modeling, pricing and hedging,’’ Proc. IEEE Globecom 2013, Dec. 2013.

10. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``Detection of malicious packet dropping in wireless ad hoc networks based on privacy-preserving public auditing,'' Proc. ACM WiSec 2012, Feb. 2012.

11. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``Exploiting microscopic spectrum opportunities in cognitive radio networks,'' Proc. IEEE SECON 2010, Boston, MA, Jun. 2010 (acceptance rate: 23%).

12. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``Truthful least-priced-path routing in opportunistic spectrum access networks,'' Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2010, San Diego, CA, USA, Mar. 2010 (acceptance rate: 17.5%).

13. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``Throughput-efficient sequential channel sensing and probing in cognitive radio networks under sensing errors, '' Proc. of the ACM MobiCom 2009 Conference, Beijing, China, Sep. 2009 (acceptance rate: 10.6%).

14. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``Coordinated channel access in cognitive radio networks: A multi-level spectrum opportunity perspective,'' Proc. of the IEEE INFOCOM 2009 (Mini-conference), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Apr. 2009 (acceptance rate: 6.9% for mini-conference, 26.6% overall for both main and mini conferences).

15. Tao Shu, Sisi Liu, and Marwan Krunz, ``Secure data collection in wireless sensor networks using randomized dispersive routes, '' Proc. of the IEEE INFOCOM 2009 (Mini-conference), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Apr. 2009 (acceptance rate: 6.9% for mini-conference, 26.6% overall for both main and mini conferences).

16. Alaa Muqattash, Tao Shu, and Marwan Krunz, ``On the performance of joint rate/power control with adaptive modulation in wireless CDMA networks,'' Proc. of the IEEE INFOCOM 2006 Conference, Barcelona, April, 2006 (acceptance rate: 18%).

17. Tao Shu, Marwan Krunz, and Sarma Vrudhula, ``Power balanced coverage-time optimization for clustered wireless sensor networks,'' Proc. of the ACM MobiHoc 2005 Conference, Urbana-Champaign, IL, May, 2005 (acceptance rate: 14.2%).

18. Tao Shu, Shuguang Cui, and Marwan Krunz, ``Medium access control for multi-channel parallel transmission in cognitive radio networks, '' Proc. of the IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 Conference, Nov. 2006.

19. Tao Shu, Haythem Bany Salameh, and Marwan Krunz, ``Cross-layer optimization of a CSMA protocol with adaptive modulation for improved energy efficiency in wireless sensor networks,'' Proc. of the IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 Conference, Nov. 2006.

20. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``A study of tradeoff between energy efficiency and control complexity for CDMA wireless sensor networks,'' Proc. of the IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 Conference, Nov. 2006.

21. Tao Shu and Marwan Krunz, ``Joint power/rate optimization for CDMA-based wireless sensor networks,'' Proceedings of SenMetrics 2005 - Third International Workshop on Measurement, Modelling, and Performance Analysis of Wireless Sensor Networks, San Diego, July 2005.

22. Xiaoli Wang, Daqing Gu, and Tao Shu, ``Adaptive application-specific cooperative relay for wireless video sensor networks,'' Proc. Future Generation Communication and Networking (FGCN 2007), Dec. 2007.

23. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``A Channel-adaptive and throughput-efficient scheduling scheme in voice/data DS-CDMA networks with constrained transmission power,'' Proc. of the IEEE ICC 2003 Conference, Alaska, pp.2229-2233, May 2003.

24. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``Capacity optimization by using cancellation-error-ascending decoding order in multimedia CDMA networks with imperfect successive interference cancellation,'' Proc. of the IEEE ICC 2003 Conference, Alaska, pp.2170-2174, May 2003.

25. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``Call admission control for imperfectly-power-controlled multimedia CDMA networks based on differentiated outage probabilities,'' Proc. of the IEEE ICC 2003 Conference, Alaska, pp.2241-2245, May 2003.

26. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``A novel call admission control scheme for multimedia CDMA networks with power multiplexing and imperfect power control,'' Proc. of the IEEE VTC 2003 Spring Conference, vol. 2 Jeju, Korea, pp. 1208-1212, April 2003.

27. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``A channel-adaptive and throughput-efficient scheduling scheme in power-constrained voice/data CDMA networks based on ranking of received power capabilities,'' Proc. of the IEEE VTC 2003 Spring Conference, vol. 1, Jeju, Korea, pp. 476-480, April 2003.

28. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``Optimal decoding order and power allocation in multimedia CDMA networks with imperfect successive interference cancellation,'' Proc. of the IEEE VTC 2003 Spring Conference, vol. 1, Jeju, Korea, pp. 358-362, April 2003.

29. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``A near-optimal antenna selection in MIMO system by using maximum total eigenmode gains,'' Proc. of the IEEE Globecom 2003 Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, vol. 1, pp. 297-301, Dec. 2003.

30. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``Maximum-total-eigenmode-gain-based transmit antenna selection in cellular MIMO downlink,'' Proc. of the IEEE PIMRC 2003 Conference, Beijing, China, pp. 1395-1399, 2003.

31. Yi Wu, Tao Shu, Zhisheng Niu, and Junli Zheng, ``A vacation model with setup and close-down times for transmitter buffer of ARQ-schemes,'' Proc. of the IEEE PIMRC 2003 Conference, Beijing, China, pp. 2054-2058, 2003.

32. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``A capacity-optimal QoS provisioning scheme for multimedia traffic in CDMA networks,'' Proc. of the IEEE ICC 2002 Conference, New York, vol.5, pp.3086-3090, May 2002.

33. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``A dynamic rate assignment scheme for data traffic in cellular multi-code CDMA networks,'' Proc. of the IEEE VTC 2002 Spring Conference, Alabama, vol.2, pp.811-815, May 2002.

34. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``Capacity optimized power allocation for multimedia CDMA networks under imperfect power control,'' Proc. of the IEEE Globecom 2002 Conference, Taipei, pp.783-787, Nov. 2002.

35. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``Call admission control using differentiated outage probabilities in multimedia DS-CDMA networks with imperfect power control,'' Proc. of the IEEE 11th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2002), Miami, pp.336-341, Oct. 2002.

36. Tao Shu and Zhisheng Niu, ``Power multiplexing based call admission control scheme for bursty multimedia traffic in imperfect-power-controlled cellular CDMA networks,'' Proc. of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications 2002 (APCC2002), Sep. 2002.

37. Zhisheng Niu, Xiang Duan, Tao Shu, and Junli Zheng, ``A hierarchical power control scheme in CDMA systems ,'' in Proc. of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Info-tech and Info-net, Vol.2, pp.578-582, 2001.


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