Xinyu Lei

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
Michigan Technological University
Email: xinyulei AT mtu.edu
Office: Rekhi Hall 306

Short Biography

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Michigan Technological University (MTU). I get my Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU). My Ph.D. advisor is Prof. Guan-Hua (Sccot) Tu. I worked in Texas A&M University at Qatar as a Research Assistant in 2013. In 2017, I worked as a Research Intern at Ford Motor Company.

Ph.D. Openings

I am looking for multiple Ph.D. students who have interests in Machine Learning (ML) or Cybersecurity research. Full financial support (in terms of RA or TA) will be provided. Enrollment can be in 2022 Spring, 2022 Fall, 2023 Spring, 2023 Fall. If you are interested in working with me, please send your CV and transcripts to me.

Research Interests

Machine Learning, Cybersecurity

Selected Publications

(Full List See Google Scholar)

[Mobicom'21] Insecurity of Operational Cellular IoT Service: New Vulnerabilities, Attacks, and Countermeasures.
Sihan Wang, Guan-Hua Tu, Xinyu Lei, Tian Xie, etc.
ACM Conference On Mobile Computing and networking, 2021. [PDF]

[CodaSpy'21] BFastPay: A Routing-Free Protocol for Fast Bitcoin Payment.
Xinyu Lei, Guan-Hua Tu, Tian Xie, Sihan Wang.
ACM Conference on Data and Applicaiton Security and Privacy, 2021. [PDF]

[CodaSpy'21] Security Threats from Bitcoin Wallet Smartphone Applications: Vulnerabilities, Attacks, and Countermeasures.
Yiwen Hu, Sihan Wang, Guan-Hua Tu, Li Xiao, Tian Xie, Xinyu Lei, Chi-Yu Li.
ACM Conference on Data and Applicaiton Security and Privacy, 2021. [PDF]

[MobiSys'20] SecWIR: Securing Smart Home IoT Communications via Wi-Fi Routers with Embedded Intelligence.
Xinyu Lei, Guan-Hua Tu, Chi-Yu Li, Tian Xie, Mi Zhang.
ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applicaitons, and Services, 2020. [PDF]

[CNS'20] Fast and Secure kNN Query Processing in Cloud Computing.
Xinyu Lei, Guan-Hua Tu, Alex X. Liu, Tian Xie.
IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, 2020. [PDF]

[ICDE'19] SecEQP: A Secure and Efficient Scheme for SkNN Query Problem over Encrypted Geodata on Cloud.
Xinyu Lei, Alex X. Liu, Rui Li, Guan-Hua Tu.
IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, 2019. [PDF]

[CNS'18] The Insecurity of Home Digital Voice Assistants-Vulnerabilities, Attacks and Countermeasures.
Xinyu Lei, Guan-Hua Tu, Alex X. Liu, Chi-Yu Li, Tian Xie.
IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, 2018. [PDF]