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

[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.
[Apr, 2018] The research results that model combined social-mobile networks is to appear in IEEE Trans. Mobile Computing.

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


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

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