Yingfei obtained his BS degree in computer software and his MS degree in computer architecture at Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He obtained his doctoral degree in engineering at Tsinghua University in 1996, and his PhD degree in Computer and Information Science at University of Minnesota in 2003. He then joined University of Hawaii and became an associate professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering in 2008. He has extensive collaborative links with collaborating with colleagues at University of Minnesota, Florida State University, Tsinghua University, and with several industry labs.
Dr Dong’s current research interests are mostly in computer network and application security, especially in developing of secure Internet architectures and protocols; securing critical infrastructure systems (e.g., smart grid communication systems); securing big-data systems, unmanned systems, and social networks; enhancing anonymous communication systems for free speech; investigating the scalability and performance concerns of secure systems; stopping unwanted traffic such as Denial of Service Attacks and SPAM; developing secure dynamic inter-domain collaboration and resource sharing for real-time systems, etc. He has published over 82 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He has served as an organizer or a program committee member at many top conferences in security. He has served as an associate editor and reviewer at many top tier journals. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation. His CV is available here.