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Li, Xiang

Biography

Xiang Li is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Santa Clara University. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Florida, her research interests are centered on the large-scale optimization and its intersection with cyber-security of networking systems, big data analysis, and cyber-physical systems. More specifically, the focus of her research is to develop models, theories, and data-driven optimization algorithms for many computationally hard problems in Online Social Networks, Device-to-Device Networks, Internet of Things, and Smart Grids. She has published 28 articles in various prestigious journals and conferences such as IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDM, including Best Paper Awards in IEEE SocialSec 2018 and IEEE MSN 2014, and Best Paper Nominee at IEEE ICDCS 2017.

Xiang is an associate editor for the Journal of Combinatorial Optimization and Computational Social Networks Journal. She has served as a reviewer for several journals such as IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Computer Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Networks Science and Engineering, IEEE Internet of Things Journal and Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, etc. She is a recipient of many awards, including NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) award, UF Graduate School Fellowship, UF Informatics Institute Fellowship, UF Outstanding Merits Award, Travel Grant Awards at ACM SIGMETRICS, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE ICDM, and IEEE INFOCOM Best-in-Section-Presentation Award.

Awards

  • NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) award, 2020
  • Provost Publication Grant, Santa Clara University, 2019
  • US National Science Foundation (NSF) Travel Grant Award for ACM SIGMETRICS, 2018
  • US National Science Foundation (NSF) Travel Grant Award for IEEE INFOCOM, 2018
  • Outstanding Merits Award in University of Florida, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) Travel Grant Award, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) Best Paper Award Nomination, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) Travel Grant Award, 2017
  • Gartner Group Info Tech Scholarship, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) Best-in-Session-Presentation Award, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) Travel Grant Award, 2017
  • Travel Grant Award from UF CISE, 2017
  • UF Informatics Institute Graduate Student Fellowship, 2016-2018
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), 2014
  • Graduate School Fellowship Award in University of Florida, 2012-2016
  • Excellent Student Leader in the Chinese Academy of Sciences (top 2%), 2011
  • Excellent Student in Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2011
  • Outstanding Student Award (top 1%), 2009
  • First prize Scholarship (top 2%), 2008
  • Top students for Best Stars Award (top 1‰), 2008
  • First prize for the Northeast Three Provinces Union Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2008
  • Second prize for China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (CUMCM), 2007
  • Second prize Scholarship, 2007
  • Second prize for the Northeast Three Provinces Union Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2007

Publications

Journal Article
  • [IEEE TWC 2019] Resource Allocation in Highly Dynamic Device-to-Device Communication: An Adaptive Set Multi-cover Approach
    Xiang Li, T. Pan, M. A. Alim, and My T. Thai, in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (IF 6.39)
  • [IEEE/ACM TON 2019] TipTop:(Almost) Exact Solutions for Influence Maximization in Billion-Scale Networks
    Xiang Li, J. D. Smith, T. N. Dinh, and My T. Thai, in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (IF 3.60)
  • [IEEE TETC 2018] Quantifying Privacy Vulnerability to Socialbot Attacks: An Adaptive Non-Submodular Model
    Xiang Li, J. D. Smith, T. Pan and My T. Thai, in IEEE Transaction on Emerging Topics in Computing (IF 4.99)
  • [IEEE TOCSS 2018] Multiplex Influence Maximization in Online Social Networks with Heterogeneous Diffusion Models
    A. Kuhnle, M. Alim, Xiang Li, H. Zhang, and My T. Thai, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 5(2):418-29 (IF 3.29)
  • [JOCO 2017] Online set multicover algorithms for dynamic D2D communications
    A. Kuhnle, Xiang Li, J. D. Smith, and My T. Thai, in Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (JOCO) (IF 0.82)
  • [IEEE TMC 2016] Structural Vulnerability Assessment of Community-based Routing in Opportunistic Networks
    M. A. Alim, Xiang Li, N. Nguyen and My. T. Thai, in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), DOI:10.1109/TMC.2016.2524571 [PDF(IF 4.47)
  • [IEEE TSG 2016] Price Modification Attack and Protection Scheme in Smart Grid
    Xiang Li-S. Mishra, T. Pan, A. Kuhnle, and My. T. Thai, in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG) DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2015.2509945 [PDF(IF 10.49)
  • [IEEE TOIS 2016] Misinformation in Online Social Networks: Detect Them All with a Limited Budget
    H. Zhang, M. A. Alim, Xiang Li and My. T. Thai, in ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 34.3 (2016): 18 (IF 2.31)
  • [TCS 2015] Catastrophic Cascading Failures in Power Networks
    S. Mishra-J. Seo, Xiang Li and My. T. Thai, in Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) 607, pp. 306-319 (IF 0.72)
Conference Paper
  • [ICDCS 2019] Adaptive Crawling with Cautious Users
    Xiang Li, T. Pan, G. Tong, and K. Pan, in IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) (AC 19.6%)
  • [ICDCS 2019] An Approximation Algorithm for Active Friending in Online Social Networks
    G. Tong, R. Wang, Xiang Li, W. Wu, and D. Du, in IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) (AC 19.6%)
  • [SocialSec 2018] Adaptive Crawling in Online Social Networks: a Matrix Factorization Based Approach
    T. Pan and Xiang Li, in the 4th IEEE International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data Best paper award
  • [ICDCS 2018] Vulnerability of Interdependent Networks with Heterogeneous Cascade Models and Timescales
    T. Pan, A. Kuhnle, Xiang Li and My. T. Thai, in IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) (AC 20%)
  • [INFOCOM 2018] Adaptive Crawling with Multiple Bots: A Matroid Intersection Approach
    Xiang Li, J. D. Smith, T. N. Dinh and My. T. Thai, in IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) (AC 19.2%)
  • [ICDM 2017] Dynamic propagation rates: New dimension to viral marketing in online social networks
    T. Pan, A. Kuhnle, Xiang Li, and My T. Thai, in IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) (AC 19%)
  • [ICDCS 2017] Adaptive Reconnaissance Attacks with Near-Optimal Parallel Batching
    Xiang Li, J. D. Smith and My. T. Thai, in IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) Best paper award nomination [PDF(AC 16.8%)
  • [WASA 2017] Breakdown by Rumors: Vulnerability of D2D Communications from Online Social Networks
    T. Pan, M. A. Alim, Xiang Li, and My T. Thai, in the 12th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA)
  • [INFOCOM 2017] Why approximate when you can get the exact? Optimal Targeted Viral Marketing at Scale
    Xiang Li, J. D. Smith, T. N. Dinh and My. T. Thai, in IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) (AC 21%)
  • [WI 2016] Privacy Issues in Light of Reconnaissance Attacks with Incomplete Information
    Xiang Li, J. D. Smith, T. N. Dinh and My. T. Thai, in IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI) [PDF]
  • [ICDM 2015] Network Clustering via Maximizing Modularity: Approximation Algorithms and Theoretical Limits
    T. N. Dinh, Xiang Li, and My T. Thai, in IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) [PDF(AC 8.4%)
  • [CSoNet 2015] Limiting the Spread of Misinformation while Effectively Raising Awareness in Social Networks
    H. Zhang, H. Zhang, Xiang Li and My. T. Thai, in the 4th International Conference on Computational Social Networks (CSoNet)
  • [INFOCOM 2015] Rate Alteration Attacks in Smart Grid
    S. Mishra, Xiang Li, A. Kuhnle, and My. T. Thai, in IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) [PDF(AC 19%)
  • [MSN 2014] Online Algorithms for Optimal Resource Management in Dynamic D2D Communications
    A. Kuhnle, Xiang Li, and My. T. Thai, in the 10th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN) Best paper award
  • [COCOA 2014] Cascading Critical Nodes Detection with Load Redistribution in Complex Systems
    S. Mishra, Xiang Li, My. T. Thai and J. Seo, in the 8th Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA)
  • [COCOA 2014] Approximation Algorithms for Optimization Problems in Random Power-Law Graphs
    Y. Shen, Xiang Li and My. T. Thai, in the 8th Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA)

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering