Tony T. Luo

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Missouri University of Science and Technology

307 Computer Science Building, 500 W 15th Street, Rolla, MO 65409, USA
Phone: +1 (573) 341-4788
E-mail: tluo <at> mst <dot> edu


Research Interests:

  • Machine Learning

  • Cybersecurity

  • Internet of Things

  • Wireless networks (sensor / ad hoc / cognitive radio)
  • Software-defined networking
  • Smart grid

Prospective PhD students: please read this before applying.

Research Grant

: Principal Investigator (PI) of "FLINT: Robust Federated Learning for Internet of Things", National Science Foundation (NSF), 2020-2024 [Annoucement]


I am an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Missouri S&T, where I also serve as a faculty investigator in several research centers, including the Intelligent Systems Center (ISC), Center for Intelligent Infrastructure (CII), High-Performance Computing Center (HPCC), and Center for Biology Research (CBR). Prior to joining Missouri S&T in December 2019, I worked as a Scientist and Program Lead at A*STAR, Singapore's largest research institute. I earned my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore (#11 by QS, #19 by The Times, #26 by US News in the latest World University Rankings). My research focuses on the interplay of Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, and Internet of Things, exploring their synergetic potential at convergence. I am a member of AAAI and ACM, and a Senior Member of IEEE.


  • Fall 2023:    CS5420 - Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Spring 2023: CS3402 - Introduction to Data Science
  • Fall 2022:    CS5001 (CS5420 since FS23) - Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Spring 2022: CS3001 (CS3402 since SP23) - Introduction to Data Science
  • Fall 2021:    CS6407 - Internet of Things with Data Science
  • Spring 2021: CS6001 (CS6407 since FS21) - Internet of Things with Data Science
  • Fall 2020:    CS6001 (CS6407 since FS21) - Internet of Things with Data Science
  • Spring 2020: CS5001 - Internet of Things with Applied Data Science

Publications    (==> See full list with diagrams and pictures)

My Google Scholar


Besides theory, I am also passionate about developing real systems. I led a team to have developed the following mobile crowdsourcing / crowdsensing applications and made them freely downloadable at Apple Store and Google Play between 2014-2019.
Related Publications:


  • PhD students
    Xiaohui Chen (Cornell University)
    Jiadi Du (Rutgers University)
    Manoj Twarakavi (University of Texas at Arlington)
    Tao Wu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
    Ronit Das (Truman State University)
    Mohamed Elmahallawy (Tennessee Technological University)
    Nuzaer Omar (Chittagong University of Enginnering and Technology)
    Yasmine Mustafa (German University In Cairo)
    Manish Anand Yadav (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications)
  • Alumni students
    Raja Sunkara (Master's 2023; B.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology Madras)
    Shyam Sundar Saravanan (Master's 2023; B.E. Anna University)
  • Mao V. Ngo (PhD received 2020 from Singapore University of Technology and Design)
    Thesis: Mobile Edge Computing with Machine Learning: From IoT Devices to Edge Servers, and to a Hierarchy
    Leonit Zeynalvand (PhD received 2021 from Nanyang Technological University)
    Thesis: A Holistic Approach to Trust and Reputation Management in Big Data
  • Visiting students
    Qing Liu (PhD student visited 2014, National University of Singapore)
    Research Topic: Game theory and mechanism design
    Chunchun Wu (Master student visited 2014, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
    Research Topic: Machine learning and reputation systems

Professional Services

  • Grant Panelist / Reviewer:
    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grant Proposal Reviewer: 2022
    National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Panelist: Feb-Mar 2021
    Euregio Science Fund (EGTC) Grant Proposal Reviewer: Apr-Jun 2021
  • Journal Editorial Board:
    Annual Review of Artificial Intelligence: Associate Editor, 2021-present.
    Pervasive and Mobile Computing: Area Editor, 2021-present.
    Ad Hoc Networks: Area Editor, 2019-present.
    Sensors: Guest Editor (Localization and Tracking for Internet of Things), 2022-2023. Submission deadline: 30 April 2023.
    Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing: Academic Editor, 2018-present.
    Telecom: Editor, 2018-present.
    Mobile Information Systems: Guest Editor (Big Data Management and Analytics for Mobile Crowd Sensing), 2015-2016.
    Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks: Guest Editor (MAC Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks), 2015-2016.
  • Journal Advisory Board:
    Sci: 2018-present.
  • Conference Program Chair:
    IEEE PerCom CASPer 2016
    ACM ComNet-IoT 2016
    IEEE ISSNIP PSC Symposium 2014
  • Conference Publication Chair:
    IEEE PerCom 2023
    IEEE PerCom 2024
  • Conference Session Chair:
    IEEE ICC 2023: Learning & Networks
    PAKDD 2023: Federated Learning
    IEEE INFOCOM 2022: Machine Learning
    IEEE INFOCOM 2021: Attack and Anomaly Detection
    IEEE INFOCOM 2020: Internet of Things
  • Conference Program Committee:
    2024: AAAI | ICC (Machine Learning for Communications and Networking Track)
    2023: WoWMoM | ICC | WCNC
    2022: INFOCOM | WoWMoM | ICC | WCNC
    2021: INFOCOM | AAAI | WoWMoM | ICC | WCNC | MASS | PST
    2020: INFOCOM | WoWMoM | ICC | WCNC | ComNet-IoT | PST (Privacy, Security and Trust)
    2019: INFOCOM | WoWMoM | ICC | WCNC | MASS | MSWiM | PerCom CASPer | ComNet-IoT | IWCMC-ML (machine learning) | PST (Privacy, Security and Trust)
    2018: INFOCOM | WoWMoM | MASS | Globecom | ICCCN | PerCom CASPer | ComNet-IoT | PST (Privacy, Security and Trust)
    2017: DCOSS | PerCom CASPer | UIC (Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing)
    2016: WCNC | MobiSPC | AAMAS Trust | PST (Privacy, Security and Trust) | BIH (Brain Informatics and Health)
    2015: WCNC | MobiSPC | SenseApp | ICCVE | CCBD (Cloud Computing and Big Data) | IBDC (Big Data in Crowdsensing)
    2014: WCNC | SenseApp | ICCVE | IOV (Internet of Vehicles)
    2013: WCNC | SenseApp | ICCVE | AMI (Ambient Intelligence) | IoT-SC (IoT for Smart Cities)
    2012: ICCVE | KICSS (Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems)
  • Conference Organizing Committee:
    IEEE ISSNIP 2015
    IEEE ISSNIP 2014 (International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks, and Information Processing)
  • Journal Reviewer (Top 1% Reviewer in Computer Science, 2017-2018):
    IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS) (2023--present)
    IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) (2018--present)
    IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (TAFFC) (2023--present)
    IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) (2022--present)
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) (2009--present)
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) (2020--2021)
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC) (2013--2014)
    IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT) (2010--2014)
    IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (TCCN) (2016--2018)
    IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM) (2017--2019)
    IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IOT-J) (2019--present)
    IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) (2008--)
    IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2021)
    IEEE Network (2015--2019)
    IEEE Computer (2018--2019)
    IEEE Pervasive Computing (2017--2019)
    IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) (2008--2009)
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN) (2010--2012; 2023-present)
    ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN) (2021--present)
    ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS) (2021--present)
    ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST) (2021--present)
    ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) (2018--present)
    ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R) (2009--2010)
    ACM/SAGE - Collective Intelligence (2021)
    Elsevier - Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) (2013--2019; Editor thereafter) [Outstanding Reviewer 2016]
    Elsevier - Ad Hoc Networks (ADHOC) (2013--2019; Editor thereafter)
    Elsevier - Computer Networks (COMNET) (2008--2019)
    Elsevier - Computer Communications (COMCOM) (2017--2019)
    Elsevier - Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC) (2018--2021)
    Elsevier - Information Systems (IS) (2018--2019)
    Elsevier - Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) (2018--2020)
    Elsevier - Digital Communications and Networks (DCAN) (2018--2019)
    MDPI - Artificial Intelligence (AI) (2021)
    MDPI - Applied Sciences (2021)
    MDPI - Healthcare (2021)
    MDPI - Remote Sensing (2020)
    MDPI - Sensors (2016--present)
    Wiley - Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC) (2018--2021)
    Wiley - International Journal of Network Management (NEM) (2020)
    Wiley - Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society (2019)
    Springer Nature - Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (PPNA) (2020)
    IET Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) (2018)
    IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals (2014)
  • Conference Reviewer (besides TPC):
    ICNP 2021, MSWiM 2018, PIMRC 2018, Globecom 2017, ICDM 2016, ACM KDD 2015, MASS 2014, ICC 2013, Globecom 2012, DySPAN 2010, INFOCOM 2009, SECON 2009, Globecom 2009, ICC 2009, INFOCOM 2008, SECON 2008, MASS 2008, ICDCS 2008, Globecom 2008, MobiCom 2007, MSWiM 2007, MSWiM 2006... (full list)


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