name

Biography

Wei-Shinn Ku received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2007. He also obtained both the M.S. degree in computer science and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from USC in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He is an associate professor with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University. His research interests include data management systems, data analytics, cyber-physical systems, mobile computing, and cybersecurity. He has published more than 90 research papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings. He is the director of the Auburn Data Science Lab. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM.

 

Education
University of Southern California
Ph.D. Computer Science, May 2007
Advisor: Dr. Roger Zimmermann

University of Southern California
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Dec 2006
M.S. in Computer Science, Dec 2003

National Taiwan Normal University
B.C.S. in Information & Computer Education, June 1999


Academic Work Experience

Associate Professor

Aug. 2012 present

Graduate Program Director

Jan. 2013 present

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Auburn University

 

Assistant Professor
Aug. 2007 July 2012

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Auburn University

 

Research Assistant

Aug. 2002 May 2007  

National Science Foundation Sponsored ITR Project

University of Southern California          

 

Professional Services

Co-Organizer:

International Workshop on Privacy-Aware Location-based Mobile Services (PALMS), 2008

PC Co-Chair:

International Workshop on Advanced Technologies of Cloud Computing, 2013

International Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing (SCC), 2009

International Workshop on Privacy-Aware Location-based Mobile Services (PALMS), 2008, 2009

Posters Co-Chair:

ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS), 2012, 2013, 2014

Treasurer Co-Chair:

ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS), 2015, 2016

Registration Chair:

International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD), 2011

Publication Co-Chair:

International Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing (CloudSec) 2010, 2011

PC Member:

ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), 2018

IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2010, 2011

IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016

IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC), 2012, 2014, 2015

IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) Demonstration Program, 2008

IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), 2012, 2013, 2014

IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), 2010-Spring

IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), 2008, 2009, 2010

IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Information Security (WCNIS), 2010

IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), 2012, 2013

IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM), 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016

International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management (GISTAM), 2015, 2016

PAKDD Doctoral Symposium on Data Mining (DSDM), 2011

APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC), 2010

International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE), 2010, 2011, 2012

ICST International Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications (Mobilware), 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE), 2010, 2011 (special session)

International Conference on Multimedia Information Networking and Security (MINES) 2009, 2010

OTM International Symposium on Information Security (IS), 2009, 2010

International Workshop on Mobile Data Management, Mining, and Computing on Social Networks (MobiSocial), 2013

International Workshop on Next-Generation Location-Based Services (LBS n.0), 2013

International Workshop on Mobile Geographic Information Systems (MobiGIS), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

International Workshop on Mobile Social Networks (MSN), 2011

International Workshop on Pervasive Communities and Service Clouds (PerCoSC), 2011

International Workshop on Location Based Social Networks (LBSN), 2010, 2011, 2012

International Workshop on Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing (MP2P), 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

International Workshop on Secure Multimedia Communication and Services (SECMCS), 2009

International Workshop on Mobile Peer-to-Peer Information Services (MP2PIS), 2009

International Workshop on Vehicular Communication Technologies (VehiCom), 2009

International Workshop on Multimedia Security in Communication (MUSIC), 2008

International Workshop on Emerging Trends of Web Technologies and Applications (WebETrends), 2007

 

Editorship:

Associate Editor, Journal of Information Science and Engineering (JISE), 2016 present

Guest editor of the special issue on Information Assurance and System Security in Cloud Computing, International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2013

 

Journal Reviewer:

ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, 2012, 2013

ACM Computers in Entertainment, 2011

IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2008, 2009

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2012

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, 2015

IEEE Communications Magazine, 2011

IEEE Intelligent Systems, 2009, 2015

GeoInformatica, Springer, 2016.

Information Systems, Elsevier, 2008

Distributed and Parallel Databases, Springer, 2012

International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Taylor & Francis, 2010

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Elsevier, 2010

Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Springer, 2009, 2010, 2011

Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), Springer, 2006, 2013

Security and Communication Networks, Wiley, 2007

The VLDB Journal, 2010, 2015

Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Wiley, 2008

Wireless Networks, Springer, 2011

Wireless Personal Communications, Springer, 2007

Proposal Panelist/Reviewer:

National Science Foundation, 2010

Qatar National Research Fund, 2011

Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2009, 2010, 2011


Awards & Honors

2016 U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Summer Research Associate

2012 Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Research Award for Excellence

2010 Outstanding Reviewer Award, IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering

2007 Academic Achievement Award, Office of International Services, University of Southern California

2006 Certificate for Outstanding Service to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering

2005 Certificate for Outstanding Service to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering

2004 Leadership Award, Office of International Services, University of Southern California

2004 Academic Achievement Award, Office of International Services, University of Southern California

2003 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Computer Science Department, University of Southern California

1996 Recipient of the Ministry of Education Scholarship, Taiwan

 

Grants

PI, National Science Foundation, IIS-1618669, Information Integration and Informatics Program, Indoor Spatial Query Evaluation and Trajectory Tracking with Bayesian Filtering Techniques, 9/2016 8/2019

 

PI, National Science Foundation, ACI-1642133, Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure Program, Data Integrity Assurance and Privacy Protection Solutions for Secure Interoperability of Cloud Resources, 10/2016 9/2019

 

PI, National Science Foundation, CNS-0855251, Computer Research Infrastructure Program, An Infrastructure for Scalable Data Dissemination and Query Evaluation in Mobile Environments, 10/2009 9/2012

 

PI, National Science Foundation, CNS-0831502, Cyber Trust Program, SPEAR: Space Encryption based Query Processing for Privacy-Aware Location-based Services, 9/2008 8/2012

 

PI, Auburn University Intramural Grants Program, Indoor Spatial Query Evaluation and Trajectory Tracking, 4/2015 4/2017

 

PI, Auburn University Competitive Research Grant, Data Management Techniques for an Elderly Assistive Device, 5/2008 4/2009

Co-PI, National Science Foundation, CNS-0917137, CSR Program, FastStor: Data-Mining-Based Multilayer Prefetching for Hybrid Storage Systems, 9/2009 8/2012

 

Co-PI, National Science Foundation, DUE-0837341, CCLI Program, QoSec: A Novel Middleware-Based Approach to Teaching Computer Security Courses, 6/2009 5/2012

 

Co-PI, National Science Foundation, CNS-0851906, REU Program, REU Site for Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 5/2009 4/2012

 

Co-PI, National Science Foundation, DUE-0830831, SFS Program, Building Information Assurance Education Capacity, 9/2008 8/2010

 

Co-PI, National Science Foundation, OCI-0753305, CI-TEAM Program, A Digital Forensics Cyberinfrastructure Workforce Training Initiative for America's Veterans, 8/2008 7/2011

 

Co-PI, National Science Foundation, DUE-0621307, SFS Program, Scholarship Partnership with Alabama State University and Tuskegee University, 8/2006 7/2012

 

Past Research & Projects

Sep. 2002 - Aug. 2007  

National Science Foundation Sponsored ITR Project          

Project Name: Solutions for Exchange and Utilization of Geotechnical Information


May. 2002 - Aug. 2002

National Science Foundation Sponsored Project at IMSC

Yima - Streaming Media Architecture

Nov. 1998 - Jul. 1999
Taiwan National Science Council undergraduate student research project
Project Name: Behavior ABC Analysis Model Interactive Instruction Software

Professional Affiliations

IEEE Senior Member, ACM Member

Version: 9/1/2016