Ming Yu, Ph.D.

Ming Yu, Ph.D.
Phone Numbers
Building B, Room B367
Educational History
Ph.D., Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ, 2002
Doctor of Engineering, Tsinghua, Beijing, 1994
Research Interests
Security of Cyber Physical Systems
Smart Grid Communication
Wireless Sensor Networks

Dr. Ming Yu received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, in 2002, and Doctor of Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 1994, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

He is a professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU) College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL. He joined the Dept. in August 2006. From August 2003 – July 2006, he was an assistant professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton. Before that he was a senior technical staff member in AT&T Labs, NJ, and other companies for six years, on the projects of AT&T Network Service With Expert Rule (ANSWER), ATM Network Performance Measurement and Traffic Modeling, and IP/Data Network Fault Management Systems.

His research areas are smart grid communications, security issues of computer and communication networks, particularly various cyber-physical systems (CPS), including wireless sensor networks (WSN) and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Currently, his research on CPS security has been funded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) ESRDC. He also works on a smart grid project “Reliable and Secure Communications for Future Renewable Electrical Energy Distribution Management" (FREEDM) Systems, funded by NSF ERC in NCSU. His research on WSN including the detection of radio jamming attacks was funded by the Army R&D Center, Fort Monmouth, NJ. His research on the security of NTCIP protocols for ITS was funded by Florida DOT.

Dr. Yu served on the Dept. of Energy (DOE) R&D Roadmap for Smart Grid Communications on Aug. 2016. He also served as NSF IT Research Panelist in 2004 and NSF Cyber Trust Panelist in 2005. He has been a reviewer for IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking, IEEE Trans. on Communications, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, IEEE Trans. on Antenna and Propagations, IEEE GLOBECOM, ICC, WCNC, and other conferences. He was the financial chair of the 2006 IEEE IWAT and TPC members and session chairs for many IEEE conferences. Recently, he serves as a guest editor for a Special Issue on Smart Grid Communications for the Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier) in January 2016.

Dr. Yu is a senior member of the IEEE. He was the winner of the IEEE Millennium Medal, awarded by the IEEE USA in May 2000.


Z. Cai, M. Yu, M. Steurer, and J. Ng, “A new grouping protocol for smart grids,” IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 1-13, Oct. 3, 2017. DOI 10.1109/TSG.2017.2756863.

M. Yu and N. Ansari, “Smart grid communications: modeling and validation,” Journal of Network and Computers Applications (Elsevier), vol. 59, pp. 247-249, Jan. 2016.

K. Schoder, Z. Cai, S. Sundararajan, M. Yu, M. Sloderbeck, I. Leonard, and M. Steurer, “Real-time simulation of communications and power systems for testing distributed and embedded controls,” IET Engineering & Technology Reference, doi: 10.1049/etr.2015.0022, 9 pp.

W. Liu and M. Yu, “An anonymous secure routing for trustworthiness-based wireless sensor networks,” IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Tech., vol. 63, no. 9, pp. 4585-4593, Nov. 2014.

M. Yu and M.-C. Zhou, "A performance modeling scheme for multistage switch networks with phase-type and bursty traffic," IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 1091-1104, Aug. 2010.

M. Yu and K. Leung, “A trustworthiness-based QoS routing protocol for wireless ad hoc networks,” IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 1888-1898, April 2009.

M. Yu, M.-C. Zhou and W. Su, “A secure routing protocol against Byzantine attacks for mobile ad hoc networks in Adversarial Environments,” IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Tech., vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 449-460, Jan. 2009.

M. Yu, A. Malvankar, and W. Su, “A distributed radio channel allocation scheme for WLANs with multiple data rates,” IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 454-465, March 2008.