Zhuo Lu (吕卓), Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida.
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, STOP ENG030, Tampa, FL 33620-5350.
Office: ENB 347. Email: zhuolu@usf.edu.

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Recent News

[Nov, 2018] Two papers to appear in IEEE INFOCOM 2019: entrapment for wireless evesdropping and orthogonality-sabotaging attacks in WiFi.
[Sep, 2018] The paper 'Contextual Combinatorial Multi-armed Bandits with Volatile Arms and Submodular Reward' is accepted by NIPS 2018.
[Jul, 2018] Our work on training-agnostic keystroke inference is to appear in ACM CCS 2018.
[Apr, 2018] The research results that model combined social-mobile networks is to appear in IEEE Trans. Mobile Computing.
[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.

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.
  • ◇ Rui Duan; Ph.D. Student; 2018 - Present.
  • Tao Hou; Ph.D. Student; 2016 - Present.
  • Zhengping Luo; Ph.D. Student; 2017 - Present.
  • ◇ Zhe Qu; Ph.D. Student; 2018 - Present.


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