Sheng Wei

     Sheng Wei
   Assistant Professor
   Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
   Rutgers University - New Brunswick

   CoRE 508, Busch Campus
   Email: sheng.wei@rutgers.edu

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University-New Brunswick (since September 2018). Before joining Rutgers, I had been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) for three years (2015-2018) and a Research Scientist at Adobe Research for two years (2013-2015). I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2013, under the supervision of Prof. Miodrag Potkonjak.

My research lies in the area of hardware security and trust, aiming to address the newly emerging but ever increasing concerns regarding cyber security attacks, especially when an increasing number of hardware electronic devices are connected to the Internet and exposed to security breaches. In particular, I am focusing on the following research directions: (1) security of hardware, i.e., protecting the security and integrity of the hardware systems; and (2) hardware for security, i.e., leveraging hardware-based technologies to enhance software and application security.

In addition, I am interested in achieving premium user experiences while interacting with the secure hardware systems. My focused area along this direction is multimedia systems and experiences, which includes: (1) design and optimization of networked multimedia systems, e.g., multimedia streaming systems; (2) performance and power optimization of the emerging multimedia systems, e.g., VR and AR systems; and (3) hardware-based multimedia security techniques, e.g., the security of multimedia IoT devices.
News:
06/2020 Our QuRate paper received the Best Paper Award, as well as the DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award (3rd place), at MMSys'20. Congratulations to Nan and our collaborators!
03/2020 Our paper "QuRate: Power-Efficient Mobile Immersive Video Streaming" has been accepted to ACM MMSys 2020. Congratulations to Nan and our collaborators!
02/2020 Our paper "LiveDeep: Online Viewport Prediction for Live Virtual Reality Streaming Using Lifelong Deep Learning" has been accepted to IEEE VR 2020. Congratulations to Xianglong and our collaborators!
09/2019 Our paper "Runtime Hardware Security Verification Using Approximate Computing: A Case Study on Video Motion Detection" has been accepted to AsianHOST 2019. Congratulations to Mengmei and Xianglong!
08/2019 Our NSF grant on viewport prediction for live virtual reality streaming has been awarded. Project abstract can be found on the NSF award page here. Many thanks to our collaborators Dr. Yanzhi Wang (Northeastern University) and Dr. Yan Yan (Texas State University) for jointly making this achievement possible.
05/2019 Mengmei Ye wins "Samsung Breakthroughs That Matter" award at the MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack 2019. Read the story here.
05/2019 The Capstone team under Dr. Wei's supervision wins the 4th place in Rutgers ECE Capstone Design 2019, based on the project "RU Recycle: A Smart Self-Sorting Trash Can Using Deep Neural Network". Congratulations to Umama Ahmed, Steven Coulter, Jake Rodin, and Yiwen Zhou!
Details about the project: [Abstract] [Poster] [Video]
04/2019 Our LiveMotion paper was accepted to Ubicomp 2019 (IMWUT June 2019 Issue). Congratulations to Xianglong! The paper and other resources for the LiveMotion project can be found in the github repo: [LiveMotion]
09/2018 Dr. Wei joined the ECE Department at Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor.
06/2018 Our HISA paper was accepted to ICCAD 2018 (acceptance rate 98/396 = 24.7%). Congratulations to Mengmei and Xianglong! The paper and other resources for the HISA project can be found in the github repo: [HISA]
03/2018 Dr. Wei received NSF CAREER Award under the NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Program, with project titled "CAREER: Towards the Security of Heterogeneous CPU-FPGA Systems".
02/2018 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $5,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
02/2018 Our HOST 2018 paper received a Best Paper Nomination!
01/2018 Mengmei Ye and Jonathan Sherman's TZSlicer paper was accepted to HOST 2018 as a full paper (acceptance rate 17/84 = 20.2%). Congratulations to Mengmei and Jonathan! The paper and other resources for the TZSlicer project can be found in the github repo: [TZSlicer]
08/2017 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $20,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
07/2017 Mengmei Ye's PUFSec paper was accepted to AsianHOST 2017. Congratulations to Mengmei!
07/2017 Xianglong Feng's surveillance video security paper was accepted to the Thematic Workshop at ACM Multimedia Conference (MM'17). Congratulations to Xianglong!
05/2017 Nan Jiang has been selected to receive an MMSys'17 student travel grant to attend the conference and present his NOSSDAV paper. Congratulations to Nan!
04/2017 Mengmei Ye has been selected to receive a Richard Newton Young Fellow award at DAC 2017. Congratulations to Mengmei!
04/2017 Nan Jiang's paper on VR video power evaluation was accepted to NOSSDAV'17. This is Nan's first paper being a first-year PhD student in the group. Congratulations to Nan!
04/2017 Mengmei Ye has been selected to receive an IEEE S&P 2017 student travel award, as well as the acceptance and travel grant to attend the GREPSEC 2017 workshop co-located with IEEE S&P 2017. Congratulations to Mengmei!
02/2017 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $18,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
01/2017 Dr. Wei's ICCD'16 paper (with prospective and current UNL students), "Surviving Information Leakage Hardware Trojan Attacks Using Hardware Isolation", was selected to publish in the IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC).
11/2016 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $7,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
10/2016 Dr. Wei's paper (with prospective and current UNL students), "Surviving Information Leakage Hardware Trojan Attacks Using Hardware Isolation", received a Best Paper Award at ICCD'16!
10/2016 Dr. Wei's paper (with academia/industry collaborators), "DASH2M: Exploring HTTP/2 for Internet Streaming to Mobile Device", received the Best Paper Nomination at ACM MM'16. The selection rate is 4 out of 52 accepted papers and 237 submissions.
08/2016 Mehrdad Zaker Shahrak graduated with MS in Computer Science and joined Arizona State University for his PhD study. Congratulations to Mehrdad!
08/2016 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $7,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
07/2016 Dr. Wei's paper (with prospective and current UNL students), "Surviving Information Leakage Hardware Trojan Attacks Using Hardware Isolation", was accepted to ICCD'16 (acceptance rate 28.8%)!
07/2016 Dr. Wei's paper (with academia/industry collaborators), "DASH2M: Exploring HTTP/2 for Internet Streaming to Mobile Device", was accepted to ACM MM'16 (acceptance rate 22%)!
06/2016 Dr. Wei's paper (with UNL students and industry collaborator), "Two-Way Real Time Multimedia Stream Authentication Using Physical Unclonable Functions", was accepted to IEEE MMSP'16.
05/2016 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $9,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
04/2016 Dr. Wei received the Layman Seed Award ($10,000) from the University of Nebraska Foundation, to support his research project "Visible Hardware Security Techniques".
03/2016 Dr. Wei's paper (with academia/industry collaborators), "Evaluating and Improving Push based Video Streaming with HTTP/2", was accepted to ACM NOSSDAV'16 (acceptance rate 27.9%)!
02/2016 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $9,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
11/2015 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $18,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
10/2015 Dr. Wei and his MS student Mehrdad Zaker Shahrak presented a poster titled "Visible Hardware Security" at IEEE VizSec'15.
08/2015 Dr. Wei received a gift fund of $9,000 from Adobe Research to support his research activities.
08/2015 Dr. Wei joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UNL as an Assistant Professor.