Shaohu Zhang, Ph.D.
Incoming Assistant Professor in Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Email: szhang42 AT ncsu DOT edu
[05/23/23] I will join the faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Computer Science department at UNC Pembroke this Fall.
[05/17/23] I defended and graduated. Cheers!
[04/26/23] INSPIRE paper on pedestrian and vehicle privacy preserving being accepted to IEEE ICCCN 2023!
[03/29/23] Glad to serve PC for DSN 2023 Doctoral Forum.
[03/29/23] VoicePM paper on speech privacy preserving framework being accepted to WiSec 2023!
[03/28/23] I gave a talk of "Web Privacy in the Digital World" at UNC Pembroke.
[03/27/23] Again, glad to serve as Replicability Committee in WiSec'23.
[03/17/23] HeadTalk paper on thwarting the misactivation of voice assistants being accepted to IEEE DSN 2023!
[02/17/23] Passed my oral prelim!!!!
[01/27/23] Awarded HotMobile 2023 travel grant.
[01/09/23] I co-instruct CSC773 Adv. Internet Protocols with Dr. Harfoush in Spring 2023.
[12/22/22] Glad to receive the COE Mentored Teaching Fellowship.
[11/26/22] Our research proposal (Title: Physical Context-aware Voice Assistant for Smart Homes. Lead PI: Anupam Das ) won research funding of $ 75,000 from Meta.
[09/06/22] Glad to serve Artifact Review Committee in ACSAC'23 and Security'23.
[08/30/22] Glad to serve Artifact Review Committee in PoPets'23.
[05/10/22] It is my hounor to receive Summer Graduate Fellowship from College of Engineering. Thanks for the award CS department and COE have presented me!
[03/27/22] I was invited to serve as Replicability Committee by WiSec'22.
[06/10/21] My HandLock paper is accepted by RAID'21!
I obtained a master's degree in Civil Engineering and also studied Computer Science from South Dakota State University in 2017. While studying for my master's, I focused on transportation data and mobile sensor data. Before my academic pursuits, I worked as a lecturer and Logistics Engineer in Shanghai.
I earned my PhD degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2023. During my PhD study, I had worked in the Wolfpack Interactive, Sensing, and Networking Lab advised by Dr. Muhammad Shahzad. I was a member of Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research Lab under guidance from Dr. Anupam Das. As a researcher with a background in both Computer Science and Transportation Engineering, I am particularly interested in the intersection of IoT security and privacy, human-computer interaction (HCI), and mobile computing. My research involves the application of AI/ML to explore the use of ubiquitous modalities such as WiFi, cameras, IMU, and sound. My work aims to develop innovative applications that protect personal sensitive data, secure the operations of smart homes and smart transportation systems, and mitigate usage burden. To assess the effectiveness of my systems, I regularly conduct user experiments, studies, and surveys involving over a hundred participants under comprehensive IRB protection.