Zhengxiong Li

Assistant Professor (Google Scholar)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Colorado Denver


Office: 1380 Lawrence St. Center, LW-834, Denver. CO 80217-3364
Email: zhengxiong dot li at ucdenver dot edu


Dr. Li is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver). He founds and directs the META (Mobile, Emerging Technologies & Applications) Lab. His research mainly focuses on Internet-of-Things (IoT)/Mobile. He has published over ten research papers on top CS conferences and journals (e.g., MobiCom, MobiSys, SenSys, UbiComp, Oakland, CCS, NDSS, WWW), co-authored one book, and is a named inventor on many international and U.S. patents. He received a Ph.D. degree from the University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB). In addition, he received both an M.S. degree and a B.S. degree from Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU) (both with honor), China.

The broad interest of META Lab is to serve the transformation towards intelligent society by exploring the physical & cyber worlds integration technologies. And we believe research is a bravest and most romantic job.

News

Jul, 2022 Won the Research Award from Meta 2022 Privacy Enhancing Technologies. Thanks, Meta!
Jul, 2022 Won the Best Student Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Health Informatics (ICHI) 2022.
Jul, 2022 Serve as a general co-chair in the 5th International Workshop on Combining Physical and Data-Driven Knowledge in Ubiquitous Computing (CPD 2022, https://ubicomp-cpd.com/2022.html), co-located with UbiComp 2022. Looking forward to see you in Atlanta, GA on September!
Jun, 2022 Serve as a panelist to review proposals in NSF 2022.
Jan, 2022 Work as the volunteer judge with Xingyu in the 2021-2022 season of the CoorsTek Denver Metro Regional Science and Engineering Fair to support academic STEM development in local middle and high schools.
Oct, 2021 Our team won the runner-up award in the 2021 IEEE Healthcare Summit (IHS) COVID-19 Data Hackathon (Sensor Informatics Track).
Oct, 2021 Gave an invited talk on “Research, a bravest and most romantic job” at UB CSE Distinguished Alumni Series.
Sep, 2021 META lab is looking for motivated students (Undergraduate/Ph.D.). Please drop me an email if you have any interests.

Selected Publications

Papers in Denver.
Supervised students/scholars are underlined.
  1. UbiComp 2022
    Reliable Digital Forensics in the Air: Exploring An RF-based Drone Identification System
    Zhengxiong Li*, Baicheng Chen*, Xingyu Chen, Chenhan Xu, Yuyang Chen, Feng Lin, Changzhi Li, Karthik Dantu, Kui Ren, and Wenyao Xu,
    In International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing 2022
  2. UbiComp 2022
    EarCommand: “Hearing” Your Silent Speech Commands In Ear
    Yincheng Jin, Yang Gao, Xuhai Xu, Seokmin Choi, Jiyang Li, Feng Liu, Zhengxiong Li, and Zhanpeng Jin,
    In International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing 2022
  3. UbiComp 2022
    MSLife Digital Behavioral Phenotyping of Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms in the Wild using Wearables and Graph-Based Statistical Analysis
    Gabriel Guo, Hanbin Zhang, Liuyi Yao, Huining Li, Chenhan Xu, Zhengxiong Li, and Wenyao Xu,
    In International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing 2022
  4. MobiCom 2022
    mmEve: Eavesdropping on Smartphone’s Earpiece via COTS mmWave Device
    Chao Wang, Feng Lin, Tiantian Liu, Kaidi Zheng, Zhibo Wang, Zhengxiong Li, Ming-chun Huang, Wenyao Xu, and Kui Ren,
    In Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Conference On Mobile Computing And Networking 2022
  5. MobiSys 2022
    EarHealth: an earphone-based acoustic otoscope for detection of multiple ear diseases in daily life
    Yincheng Jin, Yang Gao, Xiaotao Guo, Jun Wen, Zhengxiong Li, and Zhanpeng Jin,
    In Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services 2022
  6. Scientific
    Reports 2022
    Exploring Racial and Gender Disparities in Voice Biometrics
    Xingyu Chen*, Zhengxiong Li*, Srirangaraj Setlur, and Wenyao Xu,
    In Scientific Reports 2022
  7. ICHI 2022 Best Student
    Paper Award
    The Visual Accelerometer: A High-fidelity Optic-to-Inertial Transformation Framework for Wearable Health Computing
    Chenhan Xu, Huining Li, Zhengxiong Li, Xingyu Chen, Aditya Singh Rathore, Hanbin Zhang, Kun Wang, and Wenyao Xu,
    In IEEE International Conference on Health Informatics 2022
  8. Smart Health
    Privacy computing using deep compression learning techniques for neural decoding
    Huining Li, Huan Chen, Chenhan Xu, Anarghya Das, Xingyu Chen, Zhengxiong Li, Jian Xiao, Ming-Chun Huang, and Wenyao Xu,
    Smart Health 2022
  9. NDSS 2022
    SpiralSpy: Exploring a Stealthy and Practical Covert Channel to Attack Air-gapped Computing Devices via mmWave Sensing
    Zhengxiong Li*, Baicheng Chen*, Xingyu Chen, Huining Li, Chenhan Xu, Chris Xiaoxuan Lu, Feng Lin, Kui Ren, and Wenyao Xu,
    In The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2022
  10. NDSS 2022
    FakeGuard: Exploring haptic response to mitigate the vulnerability in commercial fingerprint anti-spoofing
    Aditya Rathore*, Yijie Shen*, Chenhan Xu, Jacob Snyderman, Jinsong Han, Fan Zhang, Zhengxiong Li, Feng Lin, Wenyao Xu, and Kui Ren,
    In The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2022
  1. CNS 2021
    Voice Doppelganger Susceptibility among Racial and Gender Groups: IEEE CNS 21 Poster
    Emily Wu, Zhengxiong Li, and Wenyao Xu,
    In 2021 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) 2021
  2. CNS 2021
    Exploring Demographic Effects on Speaker Verification
    Sophie Si, Zhengxiong Li, and Wenyao Xu,
    In 2021 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) 2021
  3. SenSys 2021
    Poster Abstract: Exploring an Extensible Children Game Framework based on Augmented Reality Building Blocks
    Xingyu Chen, Xinmin Fang, Wenchuan Wei, Wenyao Xu, and Zhengxiong Li
    In Proceedings of the 19th Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems 2021
  4. SenSys 2021
    Poster Abstract: Enhanced Virtual Reality: Exploring an Immersive and Realistic Virtual Reality Training for Nursing
    Xinmin Fang, Xingyu Chen, Wenyao Xu, and Zhengxiong Li
    In Proceedings of the 19th Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems 2021