About Me

Xiang Li

Xiang Li is currently a UF Informatics Institute Fellow and a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering department, University of Florida, expected to graduate in May 2018. She received the M.Sc. degree from the Academy of Mathematics Systems and Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the M.Sc. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida. Her research interests are centered on the large-scale optimization and its intersection with cyber-security of networking systems, big data analysis, and cyber physical systems. More specifically, the focus of her research is to develop models, theories, and data-driven optimization algorithms for many computationally hard problems in Online Social Networks, Device-to-Device Networks, Internet of Things, and Smart Grids. She has published 21 articles in various prestigious journals and conferences such as IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDM, including one Best Paper Award at IEEE MSN 2014, and Best Paper Nominee at IEEE ICDCS 2017.
Xiang has served as a reviewer for several journals such as IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Networks Science and Engineering and Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, etc. She is a recipient of many awards, including UF Graduate School Fellowship, UF Informatics Institute Fellowship, UF Outstanding Merits Award, Travel Grant Awards at IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE ICDM, and IEEE INFOCOM Best-in-Section-Presentation Award.

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Merits Award in University of Florida, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) Travel Grant Award, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) Best Paper Award Nomination, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) Travel Grant Award, 2017
  • Gartner Group Info Tech Scholarship, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) Best-in-Session-Presentation Award, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) Travel Grant Award, 2017
  • Travel Grant Award from UF CISE, 2017
  • UF Informatics Institute Graduate Student Fellowship, 2016-2018
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), 2014
  • Graduate School Fellowship Award in University of Florida, 2012-2016
  • Excellent Student Leader in Chinese Academy of Sciences (top 2%), 2011
  • Excellent Student in Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2011
  • Outstanding Student Award (top 1%), 2009
  • First prize Scholarship (top 2%), 2008
  • Top students for Best Stars Award (top 1‰), 2008
  • First prize for the Northeast Three Provinces Union Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2008
  • Second prize for China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (CUMCM), 2007
  • Second prize Scholarship, 2007
  • Second prize for the Northeast Three Provinces Union Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2007

Publications

(The publications prior to 2014 are not listed.)

Journal Articles

  1. [IEEE TETC 2017] Xiang Li, J. D. Smith, T. Pan and My T. Thai, Quantifying Privacy Vulnerability to Socialbot Attacks: An Adaptive Non-Submodular Model, in IEEE Transaction on Emerging Topics in Computing, the Special Issue on Cyber Security Threats and Defense Advances (accepted with major revision)
  2. [JOCO 2017] A. Kuhnle, Xiang Li, and J. D. Smith, Online set multicover algorithms for dynamic D2D communications, in Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (JOCO), (2017):1-28
  3. [IEEE TMC 2016] M. A. Alim, Xiang Li, N. Nguyen, My. T. Thai, and S. Helal, Structural Vulnerability Assessment of Community-based Routing in Opportunistic Networks, in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), DOI:10.1109/TMC.2016.2524571, 2016 [PDF]
  4. [IEEE TSG 2016] Xiang Li-S. Mishra, T. Pan, A. Kuhnle, My. T. Thai, J. Seo, Price Modification Attack and Protection Scheme in Smart Grid, in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG) DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2015.2509945, 2016 [PDF]
  5. [IEEE TOIS 2016] H. Zhang, M. A. Alim, Xiang Li, My. T. Thai, and H. Nguyen, Misinformation in Online Social Networks: Detect Them All with a Limited Budget, in ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 34.3 (2016): 18
  6. [TCS 2015] S. Mishra-J. Seo, Xiang Li, and My. T. Thai, Catastrophic Cascading Failures in Power Networks, in Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) 607, pp. 306—319, 2015

Refereed Conference Papers

  1. [ICDCS 2018] T. Pan, A. Kuhnle, Xiang Li and My. T. Thai, Vulnerability of Interdependent Networks with Heterogeneous Cascade Models and Timescales, in IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2018 (to appear)
  2. [INFOCOM 2018] Xiang Li, J. D. Smith, T. N. Dinh and My. T. Thai, Adaptive Crawling with Multiple Bots: A Matroid Intersection Approach, in IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2018
  3. [ICDM 2017] T. Pan, A. Kuhnle, Xiang Li, and My T. Thai. Dynamic propagation rates: New dimension to viral marketing in online social networks, in IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), 2017
  4. [ICDCS 2017] Xiang Li, J. D. Smith and My. T. Thai, Adaptive Reconnaissance Attacks with Near-Optimal Parallel Batching, in IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2017 Best paper award nomination [PDF]
  5. [WASA 2017] T. Pan, M. A. Alim, Xiang Li and My T. Thai, Breakdown by Rumors: Vulnerability of D2D Communications from Online Social Networks, in the 12th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA), 2017
  6. [INFOCOM 2017] Xiang Li, J. D. Smith, T. N. Dinh, My. T. Thai, Why approximate when you can get the exact? Optimal Targeted Viral Marketing at Scale, in IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2017 [PDF]
  7. [WI 2016] Xiang Li, J. D. Smith, T. N. Dinh, My. T. Thai, Privacy Issues in Light of Reconnaissance Attacks with Incomplete Information, in IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI), 2016 [PDF]
  8. [ICDM 2015] T. N. Dinh, Xiang Li, and My T. Thai, Network Clustering via Maximizing Modularity: Approximation Algorithms and Theoretical Limits, in IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), 2015 [PDF]
  9. [CSoNet 2015] H. Zhang, H. Zhang, Xiang Li, and My. T. Thai, Limiting the Spread of Misinformation while Effectively Raising Awareness in Social Networks, in the 4th International Conference on Computational Social Networks (CSoNet), 2015
  10. [INFOCOM 2015] S. Mishra, Xiang Li, A. Kuhnle, My. T. Thai, and J. Seo, Rate Alteration Attacks in Smart Grid, in IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2015 [PDF]
  11. [MSN 2014] A. Kuhnle, Xiang Li, and My. T. Thai, Online Algorithms for Optimal Resource Management in Dynamic D2D Communications, in the 10th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), 2014 Best paper award
  12. [COCOA 2014] S. Mishra, Xiang Li, My. T. Thai, and J. Seo, Cascading Critical Nodes Detection with Load Redistribution in Complex Systems, in the 8th Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA), 2014
  13. [COCOA 2014] Y. Shen, Xiang Li, and My. T. Thai, Approximation Algorithms for Optimization Problems in Random Power-Law Graphs, in the 8th Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA), 2014

Professional Services

TPC Member

  • IEEE GreenCom 2018

Reviewer

  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (JOCO)
  • Computational Social Networks Journal
  • IEEE Access