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Xinwen Fu

Xinwen Fu
Xinwen Fu, Ph.D. Professor
  • Department
    Computer Science
  • Phone
    978-934-3623
  • Fax
    978-934-3551
  • Office
    Dandeneau Hall 340
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Expertise

Computer security and privacy.

Research Interests

IoT security and privacy, mobile security and privacy, network security and privacy, digital forensics.

Education

Ph.D.: Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2005
M.S.: Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 1998
B.S.: Electrical Engineering: Xi'an Jiaotong University, 1995

Biosketch

Xinwen Fu, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell. He received B.S. (1995) and M.S. (1998) in Electrical Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China and University of Science and Technology of China respectively. He obtained Ph.D. (2005) in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University. Xinwen Fu's current research interests are in computer security and privacy. He has published at the four top computer security conferences including IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P/Oakland), ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), USENIX Security Symposium, Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) and prestigious journals such as ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking (ToN) and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC). He spoke at various technical security conferences including Black Hat. His research was reported by various media including CNN, Wired, Huffington Post, Forbes, Yahoo, MIT Technology Review, PC Magazine and aired on CNN Domestic and International. Xinwen Fu is active in academic service. For example, he has been serving as TPC members for various prestigious conferences including ACM CCS, IEEE INFOCOM, and IEEE ICDCS, and was a Co-General Chair at the 2018 IEEE IPCCC and SecureComm 2019. He is an IEEE senior member.

Selected Awards and Honors

Best paper award at IEEE International Conference on Industrial Internet (ICII) 2019
Best paper award, International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), 2017
Teaching Excellence Award of Department of Computer Science, UMass Lowell, 2016
Best paper award, International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC) 2016
Award of Excellence, GeekPwn 2016 Ethic Smart Life Hack Competition
Erich Spengler Student Cyber Paper Award (best student paper award) with students, The Colloquium for Information Security Education (CISSE), 2016
Spotlight Paper of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), February 2014
Best paper award, International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), 2013
Best paper award, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC): Communications and Information Security (CIS) Symposium, 2013
Teaching award, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2011
Spotlight Paper of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), July 2010
Best paper award, International Conference on Communications (ICC): Information and Network Security Symposium, 2008

Selected Publications

Shan Wang, Ming Yang, Yue Zhang, Yan Luo, Tingjian Ge, Xinwen Fu, Wei Zhao, On Private Data Collection of Hyperledger Fabric, in Proceedings of 41st IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), July 7 - July 10, 2021
Zhen Ling, Ruizhao Liu, Yue Zhang, Kang Jia, Bryan Pearson, Xinwen Fu, Luo Junzhou, Prison Break of Android Reflection Restriction and Defense, in Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 10-13 May 2021
Yue Zhang, Jian Weng, Rajib Dey, Yier Jin, Zhiqiang Lin and Xinwen Fu, Breaking Secure Pairing of Bluetooth Low Energy Using Downgrade Attacks, USENIX Security, August 12-14, 2020. Boston, MA, USA.
Zhongjie Ba, Sixu Piao, Xinwen Fu, Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, Aziz Mohaisen, Kui Ren, ABC: Enabling Smartphone Authentication with Built-in Camera, in Proceedings of Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), February 18-21, 2018, San Diego, California
Si Chen, Muyuan Li, Kui Ren, Xinwen Fu, Chunming Qiao, Rise of the Indoor Crowd: Reconstruction of Building Interior View via Mobile Crowdsourcing, in Proceedings of ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys), 2015
Qinggang Yue, Zhen Ling, Xinwen Fu, Benyuan Liu, Kui Ren, Wei Zhao, "Blind Recognition of Touched Keys on Mobile Devices", in Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'14), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, November 3-7
Z. Ling, J. Luo, W. Yu, Xinwen Fu, D. Xuan and W. Jia, A New Cell Counter Based Attack Against Tor, in Proceedings of 16th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2009
W. Yu, Xinwen Fu, Steve Graham, D. Xuan and W. Zhao, DSSS-Based Flow Marking Technique for Invisible Traceback, In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), Oakland, California, USA, May 20-23, 2007