Yingfei Dong     

Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Hawaii,

E-mail:  email.jpg.edu     Office: Holmes Hall 442

TEL:  (808) 956-3448 (Work)              FAX: (808) 956-3427

Mailing Address: 2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 483, Honolulu, HI 96822


NEW: Spring 2017 Principal Investigator, Establishing Scholarship for Service Program at University of Hawaii at Manoa. Now, we have our own SFS program from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021 (NSF DGE-1662487), with an expected total of $5,168,370. We will support 24 or more SFS scholars to pursue their careers in cyber security related areas such as CS, EE, or related IT amjors. Qualified Students please see the UHM NSF SFS web site.


NEW: Fall 2016 Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP): We are starting a VIP project around UAS applications and security. The goal is to combined design projects (EE296/396/496) into an integrated project with more detailed mentoring, deeper technical skill development, and focused experience.


NEW: Aug. 2016 Principal Investigator, a subaward of NSF CyberCorps SFS Program at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. We have about $190K to support three students starting Fall 2016.


Principal of National Center of Academic Excellence in Research (CAE-R) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), since 2015


General research areas: computer systems and networks, distributed systems and applications, and advanced computer architecture.


Current research areas: computer and network security and user privacy, including anonymous communications and data sharing, security and privacy in cloud systems and applications, unmanned aerial system (UAS) security, IoT security, real-time networks and security, smart grid security, and other security and privacy issues in distributed systems. Past research projects were on Quality of Service, multimedia streaming and content distribution, cable broadband networks, etc.


Financial assistantship now is available for motivated PhD students for computer network and security projects. Please send me your resume and related statements or doc.

Teaching     Research     Service    Publications / Patents     Professional Experience


Fall 2016 EE602 Algorithm

Spring 2016 EE406 Introduction to Computer and Network Security

Spring 2016 EE609 Advanced Computer and Network Security


Current Research Projects

  • Civilian Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Applications and Security
    • Power Device Inspection with UASs: jointed effort with Prof. Wayne Shiroma, collaboration with HECO ($25,000), 2016
    • UAS Detection, pending ARL support ($190K), 2016
    • UAS Defense, collaborating with Application Research Lab at UH ($15,000), 2016
    • Other UH COE REU projects
      1. Building UAS from scratch ($2000), 2014
      2. UAS Co-processing ($2000), 2014
      3. Secure UAS Communications ($2000), 2015
      4. Investigating Open-Source UAS ($2000), 2015
  • Smart Grid Communication and Security
    • Enhancing Agent-based P2P Relay Protection
    • Power-Aware Remote Relay Protection
    • Smart Shedding Methods to Mitigating Cascading Failures
    • Adaptive Measurement for Synchronized Multiple Hop Scheduling
    • Utilizing Path Dynamics for Delay Assurance in Synchronized Multihop Scheduling
  • Computer Network  and Network Security

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Student Projects: We are looking for dedicated students for several interesting projects on computer network security and multimedia distribution systems.

Graduate students, especially PhD students, please directly contact with me.

Undergraduates please check EE496 Projects available. New projects will also available. Please talk to me directly.

Professional Services (to be updated)

o   NSF Panelist 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

o   Departmental Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2008-present

o   Departmental Budget Committee, 2005-2006, 2008-present

o   Departmental Space Committee, 2004-present

o   Departmental Representative at the Information Technology Alliance, UH, 2003-present

o   Departmental Teaching Policy Committee, 2008-present

o   Departmental Web-site Committee, 2006

o   Symposium CISS co-chair IEEE Globecom’10, TPC co-chair ISAAC’09, and IWCMC’07, Local Chair ICCCN'07

o   Recent TPC member for IEEE INFOCOM’12/11, ICC’12/11, GLOBECOM12/11, ACSAC’11, ICCCN’11, etc.

o   Referee for

vIEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking,  IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Communications Magazine,  IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, ACM Computer Communication Review, ACM Multimedia Journal,  ACM Transactions on Internet Technology,  Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications,  Computer Networks Journal, etc.

v  IEEE/ACM/IFIP Conferences: IEEE INFOCOM, ICNP, ICDCS, GLOBECOM, ICC, Chinacom, Qshine, IWQoS, ACSAC, Hot Interconnects, ICCCN, BroadNets, ICME, LCN, Supercomputing, HPCA, MASCOTS, etc.; ACM SIGMETRICS; IFIP Networking

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