Xinyu Lei

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science
Michigan Technological University
Email: xinyulei AT
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.

Current Research Interests

Networking, Cybersecurity, Applied Cryptography, Blockchain, Federated Learning, etc.

Research Grants

NSF CRII: CNS-2153393, 05/15/2022 - 04/30/2024 ($175K, Sole-PI)

Selected Publications

(Full List See Google Scholar)

[TIFS'23] Privacy-Preserving Federated Learning with Malicious Clients and Honest-but-Curious Servers.
Junqing Le, Di Zhang, Xinyu Lei , etc.
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2023. [PDF]

[TDSC'23] Secure Redactable Blockchain with Dynamic Support.
Di Zhang, Junqing Le, Xinyu Lei, etc.
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2023. [PDF]

[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]

[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, Applications, and Services, 2020. [PDF]

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