Computer Security and Privacy, Digital Forensics, Network Quality of Service (QoS)
Dr. Xinwen Fu is an associate 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.
Dr. Fu won the 2nd place in the graduate category of the International ACM student research contest in 2002, the Graduate Student Research Excellence Award of the Department of Computer Science at Texas A&M University in 2004, the Merrill Hunter Award for Excellence in Research at Dakota State University in 2008 and the best paper award at International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2008, 2013, International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA) 2013. His students won the best student paper at the Colloquium for Information Security Education (CISSE) 2016 and the silver medal at the ACM Student Research Competition at ACM MobiCom 2011. His paper was chosen as the potlight Paper for the February 2014 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) and July 2010 Issue of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS). 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 and the State Science and Education Channel of China (CCTV 10).
Dr. Fu's current research interests are in network security and privacy, network forensics, computer forensics, information assurance, system reliability and networking QoS. Dr. Fu has been publishing papers in conferences such as IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), ACM Sensys (ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems), IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) and IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), journals such as ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking (ToN), IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing (TMC) and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), book and book chapters. He spoke at various technical security conferences including Black Hat. His research is supported by NSF.
Dr. Fu is active in academic service. He has been serving as TPC members for various prestigious conferences including IEEE Infocom, IEEE ICDCS, and SecureComm. He was a Program Co-chair of Communications & System Security Symposium, IEEE Globecom 2011 and the program co-chair of TrustCom 2010, Symposium Co-chair of Communications, Information Security ofInternational Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) 2015, Security Track Chairs of IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-16), and Symposium Chair, Communications and Information Security of International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2017).