Wenyao Xu
Assistant Professor
330 Davis Hall Buffalo, NY 14260-2500
wenyaoxu at buffalo dot edu
       Openings: Our group is looking for postdoctoral researchers, Ph.D students and undergraduate students.


I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department in the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo since 2013, where I direct the ESC (Embedded Sensing and Computing) Lab. I received the PhD degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2013. I got both M.S. degree in 2008 and B.S. degree (both with honor) in 2006 from Zhejiang University, China.

Research Overview:

My work has been published in over 100 scientific peer-reviewed publications in various top research venues, and has been recognized across several disciplines. Testaments to this recognition are my publications in prestigious computer science conferences (e.g., ACM CCS, ACM/IEEE DAC and IEEE INFOCOM), top biomedical engineering journals (e.g., IEEE TBME, TBioCAS, and JBHI), and prestigious medicine journals (e.g., LANCET). I won three best paper awards (ACM WH 2011 and IEEE BSN 2012,2013) and one best design award (of the International 3D Printing Competition 2016). My inventions have been filed within U.S. and internationally as patents, and have been licensed to several industrial players. My research has been reported in various media outlets, including the Discovery Channel, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Los Angeles Times, and the National Science Foundation's News. My current research is in the interdisciplinary fields of:

  • Wireless Healthcare: integrated smart sensors and mHealth data analytics to promote health/medical services;
  • Cyber-Physical Security: sensor exploiting methods to explore the vulnerabilities of cyber-physical systems;
  • Emerging Systems: emerging systems for adaptive, taskable and ethic sensing and computing.

Recent News:

  • (2016/10) A fun video from NSF Science'360 adapted from our work 'smartphone hacks 3D printers'. Check the link.
  • (2016/9) Our research work on "smartphone hacks 3D printers" is reported by more than 80 public media outlets, including National Science Foundation's News, Communications of the ACM‘s news, Science Daily, Digital Trend, Fedscoop, and 3DPrint, The work will be presented at ACM CCS'16.

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