Shinan Liu 刘诗楠

4th Year Ph.D. Student

Computer Science, University of Chicago


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I am a 4th year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at the University of Chicago and my advisor is Prof. Nick Feamster. And I received my Master of Science degree within Ph.D. at UChicago in the Summer of 2022 and Bachelor of Engineering degree from Yingcai Honors College at UESTC. 
Before coming to UChicago, I was the CEO of a start-up Dominity Security Co., Ltd. I also had my internship at FedML, Virginia Tech, Qihoo 360, MSRA(short-term visit), KnowWhy, Tsinghua NISL.
My research interests lie in the intersection between ML system, networking, security & privacy, and measurement. Typical scenarios I’ve explored include Cellular Networks, IoT, and CPS. My dream and what I always endeavor is to become a researcher, hacker, poet, and practical idealist.

What’s new?

  • We get our paper “AMIR: Active Multimodal Interaction Recognition from Video and Network Traffic in Connected Environment” accepted at UbiComp/IMWUT 2023. Shout out to Tarun, Ted, Jinjin, John, Sanjay, and Nick!
  • Thanks to the invitation from Prof. Wenke Lee, I shared my research “Towards Data-centric AI for Robust and Secure Operations in Networks” at GaTech. Really glad to have the opportunity to talk to the great minds at GaTech!
  • We update our preprint of “LEAF: Navigating Concept Drift in Cellular Networks“, which is a first work to characterize, explain and mitigate concept drift in networking.
  • Our paper Stars can tell: A Robust Method to Defend against GPS Spoofing Attacks Using Off-the-shelf Chipset is accepted and will appear at USENIX Security 2021. We released the website, smartphone prototype, and dataset! Shout out to Xiang, Hanchao, Yuanchao, Xiaoran, Ping, CurtisProf. Wang, and Prof. Yang!
  • Our paper “Characterizing Service Provider Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States” is accepted by PAM 2021. Take a quick glance on arXiv. Huge thanks to Paul, Francesco, and Prof. Feamster!
  • TAed CMSC15400 Introduction to Computer System during Fall quarter of 2020. TAed CS23400 Mobile Computing during winter quarter of 2020.
  • Get reviewer invitations from a top journal in automation and aero-techs: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (TITS) and IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (TAES).
  • Starting serving as a committee member on the IAG (International
    Association of Geodesy) working group on “GNSS Interference and Spoofing”, excited to discuss the future of GPS spoofing!
  • Get awarded the Daniels Fellowship from UChicago CS Department.

Selected Manuscripts

ML for Networking

[1] AMIR: Active Multimodal Interaction Recognition from Video and Network Traffic in Connected Environments [paper] [website] [data]

Shinan Liu, Tarun Mangla, Ted Shaowang, Jinjin Zhao, John Paparrizos, Sanjay Krishnan, Nick Feamster Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologiesity and Privacy (to appear in UbiComp/IMWUT’23), October 2023

[2] LEAF: Navigating Concept Drift in Cellular Networks [arXiv]

Shinan Liu, Francesco Bronzino, Paul Schmitt, Arjun Nitin Bhagoji, Nick Feamster, Hector Garcia Crespo, Timothy Coyle, Brian Ward. arXiv(In Submission), Oct 2022

[3] AC-DC: Adaptive Ensemble Classification for Network Traffic Identification [arXiv]

Xi Jiang, Shinan Liu, Saloua Naama, Francesco Bronzino, Paul Schmitt, Nick Feamster. arXiv(In Submission), Feb 2023

Network Security

[4] Stars can tell: A Robust Method to Defend against GPS Spoofing Attacks Using Off-the-shelf Chipset [paper] [website] [data] [apk release]

Shinan Liu*, Xiang Cheng*, Hanchao Yang, Yuanchao Shu, Xiaoran Weng, Ping Guo, Kexiong (Curtis) Zeng, Gang Wang, Yaling Yang. 30th USENIX Security Symposium(USENIX Security’21), August 2021

[5] All Your GPS Are Belong To Us: Towards Stealthy Manipulation of Road Navigation Systems [paper] [demo][media coverages]

Kexiong (Curtis) Zeng, Shinan Liu, Yuanchao Shu, Dong Wang, Haoyu Li, Yanzhi Dou, Gang Wang and Yaling Yang. 27th USENIX Security Symposium(USENIX Security’18), August 2018