Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
Information & Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC)
The University of Kansas (KU)
[Vita, Biography]

I am currently a professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Kansas. I lead the KU Privacy and Security (KUPS) Group of the Information Assurance Lab at the Information & Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC).

Eaton Office: 2032 Eaton Hall, 1520 West 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
Nichols Office: 235 Nichols, 2335 Irving Hill Rd
Phone: (785) 864-7707
Email: fli [at] ku [dot] .edu

Research Interests

My research addresses a wide range of topics in computer and network security, including secure smart grid communication, anonymous routing, access control, misinformation detection, social network privacy, etc. My current research is focused in three areas:

  • Trustable and privacy-preserving federated learning
  • Adversarial machine learning
  • IoT security and privacy
Learn more about my reserch: publications, Google Scholar, and DBLP.

Selected Professional Services

  • Editorial Board: JSM Computer Science & Engineering (2013-present)
  • Steering Committee Chair: Central Area Networking and Security Workshop (2017-present)
  • Organizing Committees: ACM CCS 2020 (Conference Grant Co-Chair), IEEE ISI 2018 (Finance Chair), IFIP DBSec 2017 (Publicity Chair)
  • National Science Foundation Panelist (2016-2021)
  • Recent Program Committees:
    • IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks(DSN) 2022
    • IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) 2022
    • Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 2021
    • IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom) 2021
    • International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS) 2021

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