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 research directions: (1) security of hardware, i.e., protecting the security and integrity of the hardware systems; and (2) hardware for security, i.e., leveraging hardware-based technologies to enhance software and application security.

In addition, I am interested in achieving premium user experiences while interacting with the secure hardware systems. My focused area along this direction is multimedia systems and experiences, which includes: (1) design and optimization of networked multimedia systems, e.g., multimedia streaming systems; (2) performance and power optimization of the emerging multimedia systems, e.g., VR and AR systems; and (3) hardware-based multimedia security techniques, e.g., the security of multimedia IoT devices.
News:
06/2018 Our HISA paper was accepted to ICCAD 2018 (acceptance rate 98/396 = 24.7%). Congratulations to Mengmei and Xianglong!
03/2018 Dr. Wei received NSF CAREER Award under the NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Program, with project titled "CAREER: Towards the Security of Heterogeneous CPU-FPGA Systems".
02/2018 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $5,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
02/2018 Our HOST 2018 paper received a Best Paper Nomination!
01/2018 Mengmei Ye and Jonathan Sherman's TZSlicer paper was accepted to HOST 2018 as a full paper (acceptance rate 17/84 = 20.2%). Congratulations to Mengmei and Jonathan!
08/2017 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $20,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
07/2017 Mengmei Ye's PUFSec paper was accepted to AsianHOST 2017. Congratulations to Mengmei!
07/2017 Xianglong Feng's surveillance video security paper was accepted to the Thematic Workshop at ACM Multimedia Conference (MM'17). Congratulations to Xianglong!
05/2017 Nan Jiang has been selected to receive an MMSys'17 student travel grant to attend the conference and present his NOSSDAV paper. Congratulations to Nan!
04/2017 Mengmei Ye has been selected to receive a Richard Newton Young Fellow award at DAC 2017. Congratulations to Mengmei!
04/2017 Nan Jiang's paper on VR video power evaluation was accepted to NOSSDAV'17. This is Nan's first paper being a first-year PhD student in the group. Congratulations to Nan!
04/2017 Mengmei Ye has been selected to receive an IEEE S&P 2017 student travel award, as well as the acceptance and travel grant to attend the GREPSEC 2017 workshop co-located with IEEE S&P 2017. Congratulations to Mengmei!
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 a 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.