Long Cheng

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Long Cheng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

School of Computing
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Email: lcheng2@clemson.edu
Office: McAdams 219
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  • I am currently looking for motivated PhD students to work with me on cyber (e.g., IoT/CPS, software, and network) security research. Please contact me if you are interested.

News

  • [Paper] One paper was accepted by IEEE SecDev 2019.

  • [Paper] One paper was accepted by IEEE/ACM IWQoS 2019.

  • [Paper] One paper was accepted by IEEE ICDCS 2019.

  • [Paper] One paper was accepted by IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC).

  • [Media] TechXplore's report on our work on data-oriented attacks and defenses.

  • [TPC] The 28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2019).

  • [TPC] IEEE iThings 2019, July 14-17, 2019, Atlanta, GA

  • [Editor] Elsevier Physical Communication (IF: 1.522), Special Issue on Big Data Driven Millimeter Wave Systems. Submission deadline: September 1, 2019.

Bio

I received my second PhD in Computer Science (with a focus on cyber security) from Virginia Tech USA in 2018, and the first PhD (with a focus on wireless networking) from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications China in 2012. During the period from 02/2012 to 08/2015, I worked as a Research Fellow at Singapore University of Technology and Design, and then a Research Scientist at A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R), Singapore. From 06/2009 to 10/2011, I was a research assistant at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Texas at Arlington, respectively. I received the Best Paper Award from IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) in 2013, the Erasmus Mundus Scholar Award in 2014, and the Pratt Fellowship at Virginia Tech in 2017.

Research Interests

  • System and Software Security

  • Network Security

  • Security and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet-of-Things (IoT)

  • Mobile Computing and Wireless Networks

Teaching

Recent Publications (More…)

Conference

  • Long Cheng, Hans Liljestrand, Md Salman Ahmed, Thomas Nyman, Danfeng (Daphne) Yao, Trent Jaeger, N. Asokan, “Exploitation Techniques and Defenses for Data-Oriented Attacks”, IEEE Secure Development 2019 (SecDev 2019) , McLean, VA, 2019

  • Yutong Liu, Linghe Kong and Muhammad Hassan, Long Cheng, Guangtao Xue, Guihai Chen, “Litedge: Towards Light-weight Edge Computing for Efficient Wireless Surveillance System”, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 2019

  • Junqin Huang, Linghe Kong, Guihai Chen, Long Cheng, Kaishun Wu, Xue Liu. “B-IoT: Blockchain Driven Internet of Things with Credit-Based Consensus Mechanism”. The 39th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Dallas, Texas, USA, 2019. (Acceptance rate: 19.6%).

  • Yutong Liu, Linghe Kong, Yifeng Cao, Vahan Sarafian, Long Cheng, Guihai Chen, “Stop Unauthorized Access to Your Smart Devices”, 2018 IEEE 24th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), Singapore, Dec, 2018.

  • Long Cheng, Ke Tian, Danfeng Yao. “Enforcing Cyber-Physical Execution Semantics to Defend Against Data- Oriented Attacks”, in Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC). Puerto Rico, US. Dec. 2017. (Acceptance rate: 19.7%).

  • Sazzadur Rahaman, Long Cheng, Danfeng Yao, He Li, and Jung-Min Park. “Provably Secure Anonymous-yet- Accountable Crowdsensing with Scalable Sublinear Revocation”, in The 17th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). Minneapolis, MN. Jul. 2017 (Acceptance rate: 21.7%)

  • Long Cheng, Yu Gu, Jianwei Niu, Ting Zhu, Cong Liu, Qingquan Zhang, Tian He. “Taming Collisions for Delay Reduction in Low-Duty-Cycle Wireless Sensor Networks”, In IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2016. (Acceptance rate: 18%)

  • Long Cheng, Jianwei Niu, Yu Gu, Tian He and Qingquan Zhang, “Energ Efficient Statistical Delay Guarantee for Low-Duty-Cycle Wireless Sensor Networks”, in IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON), Seattle, WA, USA, 2015. (Acceptance rate: 27%)

  • Long Cheng, Linghe Kong, Chengwen Luo, Jianwei Niu, Yu Gu, Wenbo He. “Short: False Data Detection and Correction Framework for Participatory Sensing”, in IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), Portland, Oregon, USA, 2015

  • Junghyun Jun, Long Cheng, Liang He, Yu Gu, Ting Zhu, “Exploiting Sender-Based Link Correlation in Wireless Sensor Networks”, IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), North Carolina, USA, (Oct 2014). (Acceptance rate: 20%)

  • Long Cheng, Yu Gu, Tian He and Jianwei Niu, “Dynamic Switching-based Reliable Flooding in Low-Duty-Cycle Wireless Sensor Networks”, In IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Turin, Italy, April, 2013. (Acceptance rate: 17%)

  • Jianwei Niu, Long Cheng*, Yu Gu, Junghyun Jun and Qingquan Zhang, “Minimum-Delay and Energy-E icient Flooding Tree in Asynchronous Low-Duty-Cycle Wireless Sensor Networks”, In IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC’13), Shanghai, China, April, 2013. Best Paper Award (*Corresponding author)

  • JunghyunJun, Yu Gu, Long Cheng, Banghui Lu, Jun Sun, Ting Zhu and Jianwei Niu, “Social-Loc:ImprovingIndoor Localization with Social Sensing”, In ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor System (SenSys), Rome, Italy, November, 2013. (Acceptance rate: 17%)

Journal

  • Long Cheng, Ke Tian, Danfeng (Daphne) Yao, Lui Sha, Raheem A. Beyah, “Checking is Believing: Event-Aware Program Anomaly Detection in Cyber-Physical Systems”, in IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), 2019

  • Jianqiang Li, Gang Feng, Wei Wei, Chengwen Luo, Long Cheng, Huihui Wang, Houbing Song, Zhong Ming, “PSOTrack: A RFID-Based System for Random Moving Objects Tracking in Unconstrained Indoor Environment”, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoTJ), 2018

  • Xinglin Zhang, Lingyu Liang, Chengwen Luo, Long Cheng, “Privacy-Preserving Incentive Mechanisms for Mobile Crowdsensing”, IEEE Pervasive Computing, 2018

  • Long Cheng, Fang Liu, Danfeng (Daphne) Yao, “Enterprise Data Breach: Causes, Challenges, Prevention, and Future Directions”, in WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 2017

  • Long Cheng, Jianwei Niu, Chengwen Luo, Linghe Kong, Zhiwei Zhao, Yu Gu, “Towards Minimum-Delay and Energy-Efficient Flooding in Low-Duty-Cycle Wireless Sensor Networks”, in Elsevier Computer Networks, 2017

  • Long Cheng, Dinil Mon Divakaran, Aloysius Ang, Wee Yong Lim, Vrizlynn L. L. Thing, “FACT: A Framework for Authentication in Cloud-based IP Traceback”, in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), 2017

  • Long Cheng, Jianwei Niu, Linghe Kong, Chengwen Luo, Yu Gu, Wenbo He, Sajal K. Das, “Compressive Sensing based Data Quality Improvement for Crowd-Sensing Applications”, in Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), 2017

  • Chengwen Luo, Long Cheng*, Mun Choon Chan, Yu Gu, “Self-bootstrapping Fine-grained Passive Indoor Localization Using WiFi Monitors”, in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), 2016. (*Corresponding author)

  • Long Cheng, Jianwei Niu, Yu Gu, Tian He. “Achieving Efficient Reliable Flooding in Low-Duty-Cycle Wireless Sensor Networks”, in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), 2016.

  • Long Cheng, Dinil Mon Divakaran, Wee Yong Lim, Vrizlynn L. L. Thing, “Opportunistic Piggyback Marking for IP Traceback”, in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), 2016.

  • Long Cheng, Jianwei Niu, Mario Di Francesco, Sajal K. Das, and Yu Gu, “Seamless Streaming Data Delivery in Cluster-based Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Elements”, in IEEE Systems Journal (IJS), 2016

  • Long Cheng, Jianwei Niu, Jiannong Cao and Sajal K. Das and Yu Gu, “QoS Aware Geographic Opportunistic Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks”, in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 25(7), 1864-1875, 2014.

  • Jianwei Niu, Long Cheng*, Yu Gu, Lei Shu and Sajal K. Das, “R3E: Reliable Reactive Routing Enhancement for Wireless Sensor Networks”, in IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics (TII), 10(1), 784-794, 2014. (*Corresponding author)

  • Yu Gu, Long Cheng*, Jianwei Niu, Tian He, and David Hung-Chang Du, “Achieving Asymmetric Sensing Coverage for Duty Cycled Wireless Sensor Networks”, in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 25(12), 3076-3087, 2014. (*Corresponding author)