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, 2020] AI-empowered attack modeling against spectrum sensing is to appear in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
[Mar, 2020] The video presentation for comb decoding in NSDI 2020 has been posted at YouTube.
[Dec, 2019] One paper to appear in NSDI 2020: designing comb decoding towards a collision-free WiFi enviornment.
[Dec, 2019] Two papers to appear in IEEE INFOCOM 2020: combating adversarial topology inference and learning Optimal Sniffer Channel Assignment.
[Nov, 2019] Tao's paper on deep-learning wireless traffic has been awarded the Best Paper Award in IEEE GlobalSIP 2019.
[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.

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 both theoretical and system perspectives on communication, network, and security. His recent research is equally focused on machine learning and AI perspectives on networking and security. He received the NSF CISE CRII award in 2016, the Best Paper Award from IEEE GlobalSIP in 2019, and the NSF CAREER award in 2021. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.


  • Shangqing Zhao; Ph.D. Student; 2016 - Present.
  • Zhengping Luo; Ph.D. Student; 2017 - Present.
  • ◇ Zhe Qu; Ph.D. Student; 2018 - Present.
  • ◇ Nupur Thakur; M.S. Student; 2019 - Present.
  • Tao Hou; Ph.D. Student; 2016 - Present.
  • ◇ Rui Duan; Ph.D. Student; 2018 - Present.
  • ◇ Kuan-Hsun Chou; M.S. Student; 2019 - Present.


  • ◇ Mohammed Alrowaily; Ph.D.; 2015 - 2020; Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Jouf University, Saudi Arabia.

  • ◇ Lei Pi; Master; 2015 - 2017; Amazon.