Sheng Wei

     Sheng Wei
   Assistant Professor
   Department of Computer Science and Engineering
   University of Nebraska-Lincoln

   106 Schorr Center
   Email: shengwei@unl.edu
   Phone: 402-472-5074

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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Before joining UNL, I was a researcher in the Systems Technology Labs at Adobe Research. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2013, under the supervision of Prof. Miodrag Potkonjak.

My research lies in the area of hardware security and trust, aiming to address the newly emerging but ever increasing concerns regarding cyber security attacks, especially when an increasing number of hardware electronic devices are connected to the Internet and exposed to security breaches. In particular, I am leading the hardware secure experience lab (HWSEL) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, where I focus on the following three research directions: (1) security of hardware, i.e., protecting the security and integrity of the hardware systems; (2) hardware for security, i.e., leveraging hardware-based technologies to enhance software and application security; and (3) hardware secure experiences, i.e., employing hardware-based technologies to address the security vulnerabilities and practical issues in the interactions between human and secure systems.

News:
02/2017 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $18,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
01/2017 Dr. Wei's ICCD'16 paper (with prospective and current UNL students), "Surviving Information Leakage Hardware Trojan Attacks Using Hardware Isolation", was selected to publish in the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC).
11/2016 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $7,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
10/2016 Dr. Wei's paper (with prospective and current UNL students), "Surviving Information Leakage Hardware Trojan Attacks Using Hardware Isolation", received the Best Paper Award at ICCD'16!
10/2016 Dr. Wei's paper (with academia/industry collaborators), "DASH2M: Exploring HTTP/2 for Internet Streaming to Mobile Device", received the Best Paper Nomination at ACM MM'16. The selection rate is 4 out of 52 accepted papers and 237 submissions.
08/2016 Mehrdad Zaker Shahrak graduated with MS in Computer Science and joined Arizona State University for his PhD study. Congratulations to Mehrdad!
08/2016 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $7,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
07/2016 Dr. Wei's paper (with prospective and current UNL students), "Surviving Information Leakage Hardware Trojan Attacks Using Hardware Isolation", was accepted to ICCD'16 (acceptance rate 28.8%)!
07/2016 Dr. Wei's paper (with academia/industry collaborators), "DASH2M: Exploring HTTP/2 for Internet Streaming to Mobile Device", was accepted to ACM MM'16 (acceptance rate 22%)!
06/2016 Dr. Wei's paper (with UNL students and industry collaborator), "Two-Way Real Time Multimedia Stream Authentication Using Physical Unclonable Functions", was accepted to IEEE MMSP'16.
05/2016 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $9,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
04/2016 Dr. Wei received the Layman Seed Award ($10,000) from the University of Nebraska Foundation, to support his research project "Visible Hardware Security Techniques".
03/2016 Dr. Wei's paper (with academia/industry collaborators), "Evaluating and Improving Push based Video Streaming with HTTP/2", was accepted to ACM NOSSDAV'16 (acceptance rate 27.9%)!
02/2016 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $9,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
11/2015 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $18,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
10/2015 Dr. Wei and his MS student Mehrdad Zaker Shahrak presented a poster titled "Visible Hardware Security" at IEEE VizSec'15.
08/2015 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $9,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
08/2015 Dr. Wei joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UNL as an Assistant Professor.