Wenjia Li specializes in cyber security, computer networks, and mobile computing, especially security, trust, and privacy issues in wireless networks, cyber-physical systems (CPS) such as intelligent transportation systems, internet of things (IoT), and mobile social networks. In addition to teaching various graduate courses such as algorithms and programming languages, Li is also a very active researcher. He served in the organizing committee for various prestigious international conferences such as ACM WiSec 2015, IEEE Sarnoff 2015, IEEE IPCCC 2014, etc. He also served as program committee member for many well-famed international conferences including IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE WCNC, IEEE IPCCC, IEEE MDM, etc. Moreover, he reviews papers for many top-tier peer-reviewed journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC), IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (T-IFS), etc. His research is supported by the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) Region 2 University Transportation Research Center (UTRC).

Li is a member of ACM and IEEE. Prior to joining NYIT in 2014, he was a tenure-track assistant professor at Georgia Southern University, a public comprehensive university within the University System of Georgia (USG). He obtained his Ph.D. in computer science from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in August 2011, and a master’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication engineering from Hunan University, China, in 2005 and 2002, respectively.

Recent Projects/Research

  • “Secure and Private Sensing for Driver Authentication and Transportation Safety,” funded by U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) Region 2 University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), 2015-2016.


  • Xin Su, Dafang Zhang, Wenjia Li, Xiaofei Wang, “AndroGenerator: An Automated and Configurable Android App Network Traffic Generation System,” Wiley Security and Communication Networks (SCN) Journal.
  • Wenjia Li, Xianshu Zhu, “BAN-Trust: An Attack-Resilient Malicious Node Detection Scheme for Body Area Networks,” in Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (IEEE ICNC 2016), Maui, Hawaii, USA, February 2016.
  • Wenjia Li, Jigang Ge, Guqian Dai, “Detecting Malware for Android Platform: An SVM-based Approach,” in Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (IEEE CSCloud 2015), New York, NY, USA, November 2015.
  • Wenjia Li, Anupam Joshi, Tim Finin, “SVM-CASE: An SVM-based Context Aware Security Framework for Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks,” in Proceedings of 2015 IEEE 82nd Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTC 2015 – Fall), Boston, MA, USA, September 2015.
  • Xin Su, Dafang Zhang, Wenjia Li, Wenwei Li, “Android Application Recommendation Approach Based on Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis,” in Proceedings of the 20th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (IEEE ISCC 2015), Larnaca, Cyprus, July 2015.

Honors + Awards

  • Best Poster Award, 2014 IEEE 11th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS 2014), Philadelphia, PA, USA, October 2014.

Courses I Teach/Have Taught at NYIT

  • CSCI 621: Programming Languages (Graduate)
  • CSCI 651: Algorithm Concepts (Graduate)

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