INTRODUCTION

The UbiSeC lab at University at Buffalo's CSE department conducts research in the general areas of Cloud Computing & Big Data Security, Wireless Security, and Smart Grid Security. Our research has been supported by National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Air Force Research Lab, Microsoft Azure Research Grant, Amazon Web Services, National Science Foundation of China, and Hong Kong Research Grants Council. Our mission is to develop sound security and privacy technologies for enhancing society welfare in the era of ubiquitous computing.

RECENT NEWS
[New!] UbiSec Lab looks for highly motivated PhD students to join exciting research projects on Security and Mobile Sensing!

2013

  • [Dec. 2013] Kui is invited to serve on AsiaCCS 2014 TPC!
  • [Nov. 2013] UbiSeC Lab got three papers accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2014!
  • [Nov. 2013] Kui is invited to serve on ACM MobiHoc 2014!
  • [Oct. 2013] Call for Participation: IEEE CCW 2013!
  • [Sept. 2013] Our project "AcousAuth -- A smartphone empowered personal authentication system exploiting keyless acoustic communication" now in Mobicom'13 App Competition Finalists (top 10)!
  • [Sept. 2013] UbiSec Lab got one paper accepted by IEEE CloudCom 2013!
  • [Aug. 2013] UbiSec Lab got one oral paper accepted by IEEE SOCC 2013!
  • [Jul. 2013] Kui is appointed as Associate Editor for IEEE Internet of Things Journal!
  • [Feb. 2013] UbiSec Lab got one short paper accepted by ASIACCS 2013!

    2012

  • [Dec. 2012] UbiSec Lab got one paper accepted by FC 2013!
  • [Nov. 2012] UbiSec Lab got two full papers and one mini-conference paper accepted by INFOCOM 2013!
  • [Oct. 2012] Kui is appointed as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security!
  • [Oct. 2012] UbiSec Lab got two papers accepted for Short Talks at NDSS' 2013!

  • [Sept. 2012] Kui serves as a Guest Editor for IEEE Network, Special Issue on Security in Cognitive Radio Networks. Submission Deadline: 10-01-2012. Welcome to submit!
  • [Sept. 2012] Kui serves as an Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (COMST)!
  • [Aug. 2012] Kui joins Department of Computer Science & Engineering at State University of New York at Buffalo as Associate Professor as of Fall 2012!
  • [June 2012] Kui serves as a Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Special Issue on Smart Grid Communication Systems: Dependability, Reliability, and Performance.
  • [May 2012] Congratulations to Dr. Cong Wang, who has accepted a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position at Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong!
  • [Mar. 2012] Congratulations to Dr. Qian Wang, who has accepted an Associate Professor position at School of Computer Science, Wuhan University, China! [Mar. 2012]
  • [May 2012] Kui is early promoted to Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with tenure at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)!
  • [May 2012] Kui receives Sigma Xi/IIT Research Excellence Award in Junior Faculty Category!
  • [Apr. 2012] Congratulations to Dr. Qian Wang, who has successfully defended his PhD dissertation.
  • [Mar. 2012] Congratulations to Qian Wang, who has accepted an Associate Professor position at School of Computer Science, Wuhan University, China!

  • 2011

  • [Dec. 2011] CFP: Please submit to The 3rd International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing (ICDCS-SPCC), Macau, China, Jun. 18-21, 2012!
  • [Nov. 2011] UbiSec Lab has three papers accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2012 main program, for which the acceptance ratio is 278/1547 = 18%
  • [Nov. 2011] Kui delivers an invited talk, titled "Security Challenges for the Public Cloud," at University of Michigan-Dearborn, November, 2011
  • [Nov. 2011] Kui delivers an invited talk, titled "Security Challenges for the Public Cloud," at Virginia Tech, November, 2011
  • [Oct. 2011] We received the Best Paper Award of IEEE ICNP 2011 for our paper "Anti-jamming Communication in Cognitive Radio Networks with Unknown Channel Statistics"!
  • [Oct. 2011] Our paper "Privacy-preserving Public Auditing for Secure Cloud Storage," is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Computers!
  • [Oct. 2011] Our paper "Enabling Secure and Efficient Ranked Keyword Search over Outsourced Cloud Data," is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems!
  • [Oct. 2011] Kui is invited to write an article, titled "Security Challenges for the Public Cloud," for "View from the Cloud" department in IEEE Internet Computing, to be published in January 2012!
  • [Oct. 2011] Kui delivers an invited talk, titled "Security Challenges in Cloud Computing," at University of Massachussets-Lowell, October, 2011
  • [Sept. 2011] Kui delivers an invited talk, titled "Security Challenges in Cloud Computing," at Indiana University Purdue University Indianappolis, September, 2011
  • [Sept. 2011] Kui is appointed as a Member of Internet Privacy Task Force of Illinois by Governor Pat Quinn, effective Sept. 7th, 2011!
  • [Aug. 2011] Our paper "Cooperative Secret Key Generation from Phase Estimation in Narrowband Fading Channels," is accepted by IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Special Issue on Cooperative Networking: Challenges and Applications!
  • [Aug. 2011] Our paper "Toward Publicly Auditable Secure Cloud Data Storage Services" is #2 top accessed IEEE Network article in IEEE Xplore as of July 2011!
  • [Aug. 2011] Our ICDCS'11 paper "Privacy-perserving Query over Encrypted Graph-Structured Data in Cloud Computing" is the #4 top accessed ICDCS'11 article in IEEE Xplore as of July 2011!
  • [Aug. 2011] Our INFOCOM'11 paper "Secure and Practical Outsourcing of Linear Programming in Cloud Computing" is the #7 top accessed INFOCOM'11 article in IEEE Xplore as of July 2011!
  • [Aug. 2011] Our ICDCS'10 paper "Secure Ranked Keyword Search Over Encrypted Cloud Data" is the #1 top accessed ICDCS'10 article in IEEE Xplore as of July 2011!
  • [Aug. 2011] Our paper "Towards Optimal Adaptive UFH-based Anti-jamming Wireless Communication" is accepted by IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Special Issue on Game Theory in Wireless Communications!

  • [Aug. 2011] Kui delievers an invited talk, entitled "Security Challenges in Cloud Computing", at Governor State University.
  • [Aug. 2011] Kui receives a new AFRL grant for his research on "Exploiting Pairing-based ZKP for Tactical Network Authentication".
  • [Jul. 2011] Kui delievers an invited talk, entitled "Secure Computation Outsourcing in Cloud Computing", at EITC 2011, Chicago.
  • [Jul. 2011] Paper "Anti-jamming Communication in Cognitive Radio Networks with Unknown Channel Statistics" is accepted by IEEE ICNP 2011!
  • [Jul. 2011] Kui receives a new NSF grant for his research on Engineering Secure Data Computation Outsourcing in Cloud Computing".
  • [Jul. 2011] Kui receives a new NSF grant for his research on "Mobile Content Distribution in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks".
  • [Jul. 2011] Our TPDS paper "Enabling public verifiability and data dynamics for storage security in cloud computing" is #2 top accessed IEEE TPDS article in IEEE Xplore as of June 2011!
  • [Jul. 2011] Congratulations to Qian, who will be doing his intern for Internet Privacy Task Force, State Government of Illinois!
  • [Jun. 2011] Our INFOCOM'10 paper "Privacy-preserving public auditing for storage security in cloud computing" is the #1 top accessed INFOCOM'10 article in IEEE Xplore as of May 2011
  • [Jun. 2011] Our INFOCOM'10 paper "Achieving secure, scalable, and fine-grained access control in cloud computing" is the #2 top accessed INFOCOM'10 article in IEEE Xplore as of May 2011!
  • [Jun. 2011] Our INFOCOM'10 paper "Fuzzy keyword search over encrypted data in cloud computing is the #6 top accessed INFOCOM'10 article in IEEE Xplore as of May 2011!
  • [May 2011] Our research on Cloud Computing Security is featured by IIT Magazine Online Exclusive.
  • [Apr. 2011] Congratulations to Cong, who will be doing his intern at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) for summer 2011!
  • [Apr. 2011] Kui delievers an invited talk, entitled "Storage Service Outsourcing Security in Cloud Computing", at Univsersity of Science and Technology of China.
  • [Apr. 2011] Kui delievers an invited talk, entitled "Security and Privacy Challenges in Cloud Computing", at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China.
  • [Apr. 2011] Our research on Cloud Computing Security is featured by Illinois Science & Technology Coalition in its April issue of ISTC Catalyst.
  • [Mar. 2011] Kui is elevated to Senior Member of IEEE.
  • [Mar. 2011] UbiSeC lab receives a two-year research grant from Amazon Web Services, starting Mar. 2011.

  • [Mar. 2011] Kui organizes ECE Department Seminar for Spring 2011. Please contact me, if you are interested in giving a talk at ECE, IIT.
  • [Feb. 2011] Kui serves as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, starting Feb., 2011.

  • [Feb. 2011] Kui is invited as a Panelist for IEEE INFOCOM 2011 Panel on "The Challenges of Cloud Computing".
  • [Feb. 2011] UbiSeC Lab has two papers accepted by IEEE ICDCS 2011 on the topic of Cloud Computing security.
  • [Feb. 2011] Kui is invited to present at NSF PI Meeting "The Science of Cloud Computing", Mar. 17-18, Arlington, VA, 2011.
  • [Jan. 2011] Kui receives NSF CAREER Award for his research on "Secure and Privacy-assured Data Service Outsourcing in Cloud Computing".

  • 2010

  • [Dec. 2010] Kui delievers an invited talk, entitled "Storage Security in Cloud Computing", at the ECE Dept., University of Florida.
  • [Dec. 2010] Kui serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine.
  • [Dec. 2010] Kui helps organize The Second International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing (ICDCS-SPCC'11), to be held in conjunction with ICDCS 2011
  • [Nov. 2010] UbiSeC Lab has four papers accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2011 on the topics of both Cloud Computing security and Wireless security.
  • [Sept. 2010] Kui delievers an invited talk, entitled "Storage Security in Cloud Computing", at Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University, Canada.
  • [Sept. 2010] Kui delievers an invited talk, entitled "Storage Security in Cloud Computing", at the ECE Dept., University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • [Mar. 2010] Our research is now supported by Amazon AWS Research Grant! (Project Link)
  • 2009

  • [Nov. 2009] Congratulations to all! UbiSeC Lab recently got four papers being accepted by the prestigious INFOCOM 2010.
  • [Aug. 2009] UbiSeC Lab recently won the Best Paper Award from the security symposium at 2009 Fourth International Conference on Communications and Networking in China.
  • [Jun. 2009] UbiSeC Lab recently got one paper accepted by ESORICS 2009 (acceptance ratio = 42/220 = 19%). Congratulations to all!
  • [Apr. 2009] Cong Wang has received Doctoral Level Exceptional Design & Presentation Prize for his work on Ensuring Data Storage Security in Cloud Computing in the 2009 ECE Research Day Poster Competition.
  • 2008

  • [Dec. 2008] UbiSeC Lab recently got three papers being accepted by the prestigious INFOCOM 2009. Congratulations to all!
  • [Aug. 2008] UbiSeC Lab is now supported by NSF through grant CNS-0831963 for its research project on data security in wireless sensor networks!