Tony T. Luo

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

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

    Openings: PhD Positions | Postdoc Positions

  • [Aug 2020] I was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant on Robust Federated Learning for Internet of Things from 2020 to 2023. Interested PhD students and postdocs, consider submitting your application to join this super exciting project.
  • [Aug 2020] Our paper on mobile edge computing was accepted to Globecom 2020.
  • [Jun 2020] Our paper on man-in-the-middle attacks in IoT was accepted to KDD 2020 Workshops (3rd AIoT).
  • [Apr 2020] Our demo on contextual-bandit anomaly detection for IoT was accepted to ICDCS 2020.
  • [Feb 2020] Our white paper on scalable distributed machine learning was accepted to National Science Foundation (NSF) Large Scale Networking Workshop on Huge Data.
  • [Feb 2020] We are celebrating our university's 150th anniversary!
  • [Dec 2019] Our paper on data privacy was accepted to ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS).
  • [Dec 2019] Our paper on IoT anomaly detection was accepted to AAAI 2020 Workshops (2nd AIoT).
  • [Nov 2019] Two papers on trust prediction and mechanism design, respectively, were accepted to AAAI 2020.

Research Interests:

  • Internet of Things

  • Machine learning

  • Security and privacy

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


I conduct research on Internet of Things (IoT) security, adversarial machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI)-empowered IoT applications. My objectives are to safeguard IoT systems against vulnerabilities, make machine-learning algorithms robust to adversarial and unreliable behaviors, and develop innovative AIoT applications with profound economic and societal impact. Prior to joining Missouri S&T, I was a Program Lead and Scientist at A*STAR. I earned my Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the National University of Singapore. I am an IEEE Senior Member and an AAAI Member.


Selected Publications (see full list with illustrative pictures and acceptance rates)

(see full list with illustrative pictures and acceptance rates)

Systems Work

Besides theory, I am also keen in developing real systems. I worked with team to have developed the following mobile crowdsourcing / crowdsensing applications, which are freely downloadable at Apple Store and Google Play. The latest software update was in 2018.

Related Publications:

Professional Services

  • Journal Editorial Board:
    Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier) [SCI, IF: 3.64 (2019)]: Area Editor, 2019-present.
    Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (Wiley & Hindawi) [SCI]: Editor, 2018-present.
    Telecom (MDPI): Editor, 2018-present.
    Mobile Information Systems [SCI]: Guest Editor (Big Data Management and Analytics for Mobile Crowd Sensing), 2015-2016.
    Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (MDPI): Guest Editor (MAC Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks), 2015-2016.
  • Journal Advisory Board:
    Sci (MDPI): 2018-present.
  • Conference TPC Co-Chair:
    IEEE Percom CASPer 2016
    ACM ComNet-IoT 2016
    IEEE ISSNIP 2014 Symposium on Participatory Sensing & Crowdsourcing
  • Conference Session Chair:
  • Conference TPC Member:
    2021: INFOCOM | AAAI | WoWMoM | ICC | WCNC
    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/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN) (2010--present)
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) (2009--present)
    IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) (2008--present)
    IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) (2018--present)
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC) (2013--present)
    IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT) (2010--present)
    IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (TCCN) (2016--present)
    IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM) (2017--present)
    IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IOT-J) (2019--present)
    IEEE Computer (2018--present)
    IEEE Network (2015--present)
    IEEE Pervasive Computing (2017--present)
    ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) (2018--present)
    ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R) (2009--present)
    Elsevier - Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) (2013--present) [Outstanding Reviewer 2016]
    Elsevier - Computer Networks (COMNET) (2008--present)
    Elsevier - Computer Communications (COMCOM) (2017--present)
    Elsevier - Ad Hoc Networks (ADHOC) (2013--present)
    Elsevier - Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC) (2018--present)
    Elsevier - Information Systems (IS) (2018--present)
    Elsevier - Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) (2018--present)
    Elsevier - Digital Communications and Networks (DCAN) (2018--present)
    Springer Nature - Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (PPNA) [IF 2.397] (2020--present)
    MDPI - Sensors [IF 3.031] (2016--present)
    Wiley - Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC) (2018--present)
    Wiley - International Journal of Network Management (NEM) (2020--present)
    Hindawi - Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society (2019--present)
    IET Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) (2018--present)
    IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals (2014--present)
  • Conference Reviewer (apart from TPC):
    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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