Basic Information

Research Interests: Blockchain; Scalable Machine Learning; Security and Privacy; Big Graph Mining, Complex Network Analysis; Approximation Algorithms; Optimization

UF Research Foundation Professor (2016-present), CISE Department, University of Florida

Associate Director (2018-present), Nelms Institute for the Connected World

Full Professor (2015-present), CISE Department, University of Florida

Associate Chair for Research (2015-2018), CISE Department, University of Florida

Associate Professor (2011-2015), CISE Department, University of Florida

Assistant Professor (2006-2011), CISE Department, University of Florida


9/2001 - 12/2005: Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

12/1999: B.S., Computer Science, Iowa State University

12/1999: B.S., Mathematics, Iowa State University

Contact Information:

Mailing Address: CSE Building, Room E301, University of Florida, P.O. Box 116120, Gainesville, Florida 32611-6120

Office: Room 550, CSE Building

Fax: 352-392-1220, attn: My T. Thai


Recent Awards and Professional Activities

2016 UF Research Foundation Professorship Award

2011 Provost's Excellence Award for Assistant Professors at the University of Florida

NSF CAREER Award, 2010-2015

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Young Investigator Award, 2009-2014

Editor in Chief:

Computational Social Networks, 2013-present (co-Founder)

Book Series Editor:

Springer Briefs in Optimization, 2010-present

Associate Editor:

IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, 2016 - present

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2012 - 2016

Journal of Discrete Mathematics, 2012 - present

Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks, 2010 - present

Journal Of Combinatorial Optimization, 2006 - present

Optimization Letters, 2006 - present

Guest Editor:

A special issue of Ad Hoc Networks Journal on Recent Advances in Large Scale and Sustainable Wireless Sensor Networks

A special issue of Algorithmica on Computing and Combinatorics

General Chair:

MSN 2014 (IEEE Int Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks)

WASA 2014 (International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications)

CCNet 2011 (IEEE Globecom Workshop on Complex Communication Networks)

TPC Chair:

ICDCS 2019 (IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems) Track Chair: Social Networks and Crowdsourcing

CINS 2018 (ACM SIGMETRICS International Workshop on Critical Infrastructure Network Security)

MASS 2018 (IEEE Conf on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems) Track Chair: Algorithms and Theory

COCOON 2016 (International Computing and Combinatorics Conference)

WIDN 2015 (IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Inter-Dependent Networks)

DySON 2014 (IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Dynamic Social Networks)

CSoNet 2013 (International Workshop on Computational Social Networks)

ISSPIT 2012 (IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology)

IWCMC 2012, Mobile Computing Symposium (IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference)

SIMPLEX 2011 (Workshop on Simplifying Complex Networks for Practitioners)

COCOON 2010 (International Computing and Combinatorics Conference)

CCNet 2010 (IEEE Globecom Workshop on Complex Communication Networks)

DIS 2011 (International Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems)

Tutorial Chair: BIBE 07

Advisory Committee: Optimization in Biomed 07

Recent TPC Member: INFOCOM 18, SIGMETRICS 17, ICDCS 17, INFOCOM 17, INFOCOM 16, INFOCOM 15, INFOCOM 14, ICDCS 14, INFOCOM 13, COMPLEX 12, Complex Networks 12, SocialCom 12, SocialInformatics 12, SIMPLEX 12, INFOCOM 12, COCOA 12, ALGOSENSORS 11, MMFI 11, MoMM 11, INFOCOM 11, SEA 11, DICTAP 11, INFOCOM 10, ISAAC 09, COCOA 09, MSN 09, COCOON 09, MSN 08, HealthNet 08, WASA 08, ICDCS 08, COCOA 07, ICCCN 07, HIPC 07, ISPAN 07, ICC 07

Recent Invited Talks

"Mining in Online Social Networks: Dynamic Sampling and Adaptive Learning", Int. Conf. on Machine Learning, Optimization, and Big Data (MOD)", Sept 2017, Italy. Plenary Keynote

"Viral Marketing: From the Approximation to the Exact on Billion-scale Networks", Int. Conf. on Network-Based Information Systems (NBiS)", Sept 2016, Czech. Plenary Keynote

"Security in Smart Grids: Interdependency and Vulnerability", Smart Grid Security Workshop, May 2014, Korea. Plenary Keynote

"Security and Privacy in Social Networks", Korea University, May 2014.

"Interdependent Networks Analysis", Learning and Intelligent Optimization Conference (LION 8), Feb 2014, USA. Tutorial Talk.

"Cybersecurity in Smart Grids", National Security Research Institute, Nov 2013, Korea.

"Dynamic Community Structure Analysis in Complex Networks", Int Conference on the Dynamics of Information Systems, Feb 2013. USA. Plenary Keynote

"How the Power-law Distribution Impacts on the Complex Network Vulnerability", Int Workshop on Complex Networks, Mar 2012, USA. Invited Speaker.

"The Optimal Use of Social Networks to Manipulate Information", University of Texas – Dallas, Department of Computer Science, Sep 2011. USA. Department Colloquium talk

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