Zhuo Lu (吕卓), Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida.
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620.
Office: ENB 347. Email: zhuolu@usf.edu.

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Recent News

[Nov, 2017] The paper on understanding interdependent cyber-physical network failures has been accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2018.
[Oct, 2017] The work to understand the cyber perspective to stop city-wide control system failures is to appear in IEEE Systems Journal.
[Sep, 2017] A 1-min video for stateful inter-packet signal processing in ACM MobiCom 2017 has been posted here.
[Aug, 2017] The paper on overview of cyber deception for security is to appear in IEEE Security & Privacy.
[Jun, 2017] The work on stateful inter-packet signal processing for wireless networking has been accepted by ACM MobiCom 2017.
[May, 2017] Our paper on content masking attack embedded in PDF files against online services has been accepted by USENIX Security 2017.

Short Bio

Dr. Zhuo Lu is an Assistant Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida. He is also affiliated with the Florida Center for Cybersecurity and by courtesy with Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He currently leads the Communications, Security, and Analytics (CSA) Lab at University of South Florida. His research has been supported by NSF, ARO, ONR, DOE and Florida Center for Cybersecurity. Dr. Lu received his Ph.D. degree from North Carolina State University in 2013. Dr. Lu's research has been mainly focused on modeling and analytical perspectives on communication, network, and security. His recent research is equally focused on practical and system perspectives on networking and security. He is a member of ACM and IEEE.


  • Shangqing Zhao; Ph.D. Student; 2016 - Present.
  • ◇ Mohammed Alrowaily; Ph.D. Student; 2016 - Present.
  • ◇ Abhilash Nalla; Ph.D. Student; 2018 - Present.
  • Tao Hou; Ph.D. Student; 2016 - Present.
  • ◇ Zhengping Luo; Ph.D. Student; 2017 - Present.


  • ◇ Lei Pi; Master Student; 2015 - 2017; FedEx Corporation.