Wenjing Lou

Professor of Computer Science
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, by Courtesy

Department of Computer Science
Virginia Tech, Northern Virginia Center
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043

Office: 304 NVC
Tel: 703-538-3774
eMail: wjlou at vt dot edu

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About Me

Wenjing Lou is a professor in the Computer Science department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to joining Virginia Tech in 2011, she was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) from 2003 to 2011. She received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Florida, an M.A.Sc. in Computer Communications from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and an M.S. and a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. She worked as a Research Engineer in Network Technology Research Center at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 1997 to 1999.

Prof. Lou’s research interests are in the broad area of wireless networks, with special emphases on wireless security and cross-layer network optimization. She is interested in complex cross-layer optimization problems that exploring new performance limits at the network layer by exploiting advances at the physical layer. She is also interested in developing, implementing, and evaluating privacy protection techniques in networked information systems and cross-layer security enhancement in wireless networks, by exploiting intrinsic wireless network and communication properties.

Prof. Lou was named Joseph Samuel Satin Distinguished fellow in 2006 by WPI. She was a recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award in 2008. She received the Sigma Xi Junior Faculty Research Award at WPI in 2009. She was named College of Engineering Faculty Fellow at Virginia Tech in 2014.

Leadership in Professional Services

Prof. Lou is currently serving on the editorial board of three journals: IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, and Journal of Computer Security. She is a past editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Elsevier Computer Networks, and Springer Wireless Networks. She has chaired the technical program committee for a number of conferences, workshops, and symposia. These include General Symposium at IEEE GLOBECOM 2007, Network Security and Privacy Track at IEEE ICCCN 2009, Security Symposium at IEEE ICC 2010, SPCC 2010, Security and Localization Track at IEEE PIMRC 2011, Security Symposium at IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Cloud Computing and Networking Symposium at ICNC 2012, SECRYPT 2012, and Networking and Mobile Computing Track at ICPP 2014. She served as TPC Area Chair for several top conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM 2013 and 2014, IEEE ICNP 2013, IEEE SECON 2014, and IEEE CNS 2014. She is the lead co-founder of IEEE CNS, a new conference series in IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) core conference portfolio and the only ComSoc conference focusing solely on network and communications security. She served as the TPC co-chair for the first CNS conference in 2013 and is currently the steering committee chair of IEEE CNS.

Honors and Awards

  • VT College of Engineering Dean's Award for Faculty Fellow, in recognition of extraordinary performance in research, 2014
  • Distinguished Paper Award in ASIACCS 2013
  • WPI Sigma Xi Outstanding Junior Faculty Researcher Award, 2009
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2008
  • WPI Joseph Samuel Satin Distinguished Fellow for the 2006-07 academic year in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments and promise for future contributions in both teaching and scholarship
  • Best Paper Award in WASA 2006

Professional Activities

Membership

  • Senior Member of IEEE (since 2008)
  • Member of ACM, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi

Journal Editorship

Conference Steering or Organizing Committee

  • Steering Committee Chair, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS).
  • Steering Committee Member, International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing (SPCC).
  • TPC Vice Chair, Networking and Mobile Computing Track, International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2014), September 8-13, 2014, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  • Panel Chair, IEEE INFOCOM 2014, April 27-May 2, 2014, Toronto, Canada
  • TPC Chair, First IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS), October 14-16, 2013, Washington DC, USA.
  • Mini-Conference Chair, IEEE INFOCOM 2013, April 14-19, 2013, Turin, Italy
  • TPC Symposium Chair, Communication and Information System Security Symposium, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2012), December 3-7, 2012, Anaheim, CA, USA.
  • TPC Co-Chair, International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2012), July 24-27, Rome, Italy.
  • TPC Symposium Chair, Cloud Computing and Networking Symposium, International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2012), Jan 30 - Feb 2, Maui, Hawaii, USA
  • TPC Track Chair, Security and Localization Track, 22nd Annual IEEE International symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2011), September 11-14, Toronto, Canada.
  • Student Travel Award Chair, IEEE SECON 2011, June 27-30, 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • TPC Chair, First ICDCS Workshop on Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing (ICDCS-SPCC 2010, in conjunction with ICDCS 2010), June 25, 2010, Genoa, Italy .
  • TPC Symposium Chair, Communication and Information System Security Symposium, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2010), May 23-27, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • TPC Track Chair, Network Security and Privacy Track, 18th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2009), August 2-6, 2009, San Francisco, CA.
  • TPC Symposium Chair, General Symposium, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2007), Nov 26-30, 2007, Washington DC, USA.
  • Publicity Chair, International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems (BroadNets 2006), October 9-13, 2006, San Jose, CA, USA.
  • TPC Vice Chair, International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems (ICESS-2005), December 16-18, 2005, Xi'an, P.R.China.
  • Finance/Registration Chair, IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS-2005), November 7-10, 2005, Washington DC, USA.
  • Publicity Chair, International Conference on Multimedia Services Access Networks (MSAN 2005), April 18-20, 2005, Orlando, FL, USA.

Conference Program Committee

2014

2013

  • TPC Area Chair, The 21th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (IEEE ICNP 2013), October 7-11, Gottingen, Germany
  • TPC Area Chair, IEEE INFOCOM 2013, April 14-19, 2013, Turin, Italy
  • 15th International Conference on Information and Communications Security (ICICS 2013), November 20-22, 2013, Beijing, China
  • 8th Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec 2013), October 7-11, Gottingen, Germany.
  • ACM Workshop on Cognitive Radio Architectures for Broadband (CRAB 2013), October 4, 2013, Miami, Florida
  • 9th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm 2013), September 25-27, 2013, Sydney, Australia
  • 18th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2013), September 9-13, 2013, Egham, U.K.
  • Mobile Security Technologies (MoST 2013), May 23, 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 6th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (ACM WiSec 2013), April 17-19, 2013, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 11th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (IEEE PerCom 2013), March 18-22, 2013, San Diego, USA.

2012

  • 7th Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec 2012), October 30, 2012, Austin, Texas.
  • 17th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2012), September 10-12, 2012, Pisa, Italy.
  • 8th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm 2012), September 3-5, 2012, Padua, Italy.
  • International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2012), July 30 ~ August 2, 2012, Munich, Germany.
  • The Third International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing (SPCC 2012), Jun 18-21, 2012, Macau, China, in conjunction with ICDCS 2011.
  • 5th ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec 2012), April 16-18, 2012, Tuscon, AZ, USA.
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2012, March 25-30, 2012, Orlando, FL, USA

2011

  • The 19th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2011), October 17-20, 2011, Vancouver, Canada.
  • The 7th International ICST Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm 2011), September 7-9, 2011, London, UK.
  • The 5th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2011), September 6-8, 2011, Milan, Italy.
  • The 8th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS 2011), October 17-22, 2011, Valencia, Spain.
  • International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2011), July 31 ~ August 4, 2011, Maui, Hawaii.
  • 8th Annual IEEE Communication Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON 2011), June 27 ~30, 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • The Second International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing (SPCC 2011), Jun 20~24, 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in conjunction with ICDCS 2011.
  • The First International Workshop on Data Center Performance (DCPerf 2011), Jun 24, 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in conjunction with ICDCS 2011.
  • The 31th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2011), June 20~24, 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Second International Workshop on Data Security and Privacy in Wireless Networks (D-SPAN), in conjunction with WoWMoM 2011, June 20, 2011, Lucca, Italy.
  • Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP 2011), June 1-3, Heraklion, Greece
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2011), June 5-9, 2011, Kyoto, Japan.
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2011, April 10-25, 2011, Shanghai, China

2010

  • Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2010), October/November, 2010, San Jose, CA, USA.
  • The 7th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS-2010), October/November, 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • The 18th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2010), October 5-8, 2010, Kyoto, Japan.
  • The 39th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2010), September 13-16, 2010, San Diego, CA.
  • International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2010), August 2-5, 2010, Zurich, Switzerland
  • International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2010), July 26-28, 2010, Athens, Greece.
  • 5th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS 2010), July 15-17, Macau, China.
  • The 30th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2010), Privacy and Security Track, Wireless and Mobile Computing Track, June 21~25, 2010, Genoa, Italy.
  • First International Workshop on Data Security and Privacy in Wireless Networks (D-SPAN), in conjunction with WoWMoM 2010, June 14, 2010, Montreal, QC Canada.
  • WoWMoM 2010, June 14~17, 2010, Montreal, QC Canada.
  • 3rd ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec 2010), March 22-24, 2010, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA.
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2010, March 15-19, 2010, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2010), January 3-6, 2010, Kolkata, India.

2009

  • International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (IFIP NTMS 2009), December 20-23, 2009, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 14th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2009), September 21-25, 2009, Saint Malo, France.
  • The 17th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2009), October 13-16, 2009, Princeton, NJ, USA.
  • IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2009), Wireless Networking Symposium, Nov 30-December 4, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems and Applications (WASA 2009), August 16-18, 2009, Boston, MA, USA.
  • The 17th International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS 2009), July 13-15, 2009, Charleston, South Carolina.
  • IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS 2009), July 9-11, Zhang Jia Jie, Hunan, China.
  • The 29th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2009), June 22-26, 2009, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • The 10th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc 2009), May18-21, New Orleans, Louisana.
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2009, April 19-25, 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2009), Wireless Networking Symposium, and Ad Hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium.

2008

  • The 28th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2008), June 17-20, 2008, Beijing, China.
  • The 9th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc 2008), May 26-30, Hong Kong, China.
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2008), May 19-23, Beijing, China.
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2008, April 13-19, 2008, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2008), March 31 - April 3, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

2007

  • IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2007), General Symposium and Ad Hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium, Nov 26-30, 2007, Washington DC, USA.
  • First International Symposium on Data, Privacy, and E-Commerce (ISDPE 2007), November 1-3, 2007, ChengDu, China.
  • IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2007-Fall), Mobile Networks Track, September 30-October 3, 2006, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (CHINACOM 2007), August 22-24, 2007, Shanghai, China.
  • First Workshop on the Security and Privacy of Emerging Ubiquitous Communication Systems, August 6-10, 2007, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA 2007), August 1-3, 2007, Chicago, IL,USA.
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2007), Symposium on Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, June 24-28, 2007, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2007, May 6-12, 2007, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

2006

  • IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2006), Symposium on Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, November 27-December 1, 2006, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (CHINACOM 2006), October 16-19, 2006, Beijing, China.
  • International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2006), October 9-11, Arlington, VA, USA.
  • International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems (BroadNets 2006), Wireless Communications, Networks, and Systems Symposium , October 9-13, 2006, San Jose, CA, USA.
  • International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA 2006), August 15-18, 2006, Xi'an, China.
  • The 4th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA 2006), March 8-11, 2006, Dubai/Sharjah, UAE.

2005

  • International Conference on Broadband Networks (BroadNets 2005), Broadband Wireless Networking Symposium , October 3-7, 2005, Boston, MA, USA.
  • IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2005), Wireless Communications Symposium, November 28-December 2, 2005, St. Louis, MO, USA.
  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2005), March 13-17, 2005, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2005, March 13-17, 2005, Miami, FL, USA.

2004

  • International Conference on Broadband Networks (BroadNets 2004), Broadband Wireless Networking Symposium , October 25-29, 2004, San Jose, CA, USA.
  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2004), March 21-25, 2004, Atlanta, GA, USA.