Tao Wang

CSE Ph.D. Student, University of South Florida. ( CV )

I’m currently a senior Ph.D. student and supervised by Dr. Yao Liu. My research is related to wireless network, mobile security, cyber-physical system security and web security. Currently, my research mostly focuses on securing the wireless communication by exploring the physical-layer features of the wireless channel.


Jilin University

Sept/2007 - June/2011

Undergraduate student in Jilin University, Changchun, China

Obtained B.S. from Jilin University, Changchun, China.

Sept/2012 – June/2013

Graduate student in NYU-Poly, NY, USA

Transferred to USF in the second year to pursue a Ph.D degree.

Sept/2013 – Present

Ph.D student in University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

Department of Computer Science and Engineering.


     An over-the-air key establishment protocol using keyless cryptography     [ PDF ]
    Yuexin Zhang, Yang Xiang, Tao Wang, Wei Wu, Jian Shen
    Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), 2016

     Signal Entanglement based Pinpoint Waveforming for Location-restricted Service Access Control     [ PDF ]
    Tao Wang, Yao Liu, Tao Hou, Qingqi Pei, and Song Fang 
    IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), 2016

     Virtual Multipath Attack and Defense for Location Distinction in Wireless Networks     [ PDF ]
    Song Fang, Yao Liu, Wenbo Shen, Haojin Zhu, and Tao Wang
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), 2016

     Location-restricted Services Access Control Leveraging Pinpoint Waveforming     [ PDF ]  [ Video Demo ]
    Tao Wang, Yao Liu, Qingqi Pei, and Tao Hou
    Proceedings of 22nd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'15), Denver, Colorado, 2015

     Survey on channel reciprocity based key establishment techniques for wireless systems     [ PDF ]
    Tao Wang, Yao Liu, and Athanasios V. Vasilakos
    Wireless Networks, page 1-12, January, 2015

     Secure Distance Indicator Leveraging Wireless Link Signatures     [ PDF ]
    Tao Wang and Yao Liu
    Proceedings of IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM'14), Baltimore, MD, 2014

     Fingerprinting Far Proximity From Radio Emissions     [ PDF ]
    Tao Wang, Yao Liu, and Jay Ligatti
    Proceedings of European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS'14), Wroclaw, Poland, 2014

Contact Me

4202 E Fowler Ave, ENB 213 Tampa, FL 33620

Email: taow@mail.usf.edu     Phone: +1 646 306 8762