New Faculty Profile: Yingjiu Li, Professor, Computer and Information Science
Yingjiu Li will be coming to UO from a position at the Singapore Management University where he was cybersecurity area head. His research team has identified system vulnerabilities in the Android and iOS operating systems (resulting in operating system improvements by Google and Apple). More broadly, his research concerns security and privacy in the “Internet of Things”, mobile and system security, applied cryptography and cloud security, and data application security and privacy. Some specific topics have included vulnerabilities in face authentication systems, algorithms allowing efficient keyword searches on encrypted databases, and the privacy of RFID tags. One current project involves using Blockchain to manage access to secure private databases. Li works at the intersection of theoretical academic concerns and and technology that is transferable to industries such as cell phone manufacturers and carriers.