黄迪江, Dijiang Huang Picture Dijiang Huang, PhD

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor
School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering , Arizona State University

Dr. Huang received his Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications from Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China. He received his Master of Science and PhD degrees from University of Missouri-Kansas City majored in Computer Science and Telecommunications. He is currently an associate professor in the School of Computing Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering. His research interests are in computer and network security, mobile ad hoc networks, network virtualization, and mobile cloud computing. Dr. Huang's research is supported by federal agencies NSF, ONR, ARO, and NATO, and organizations such as Consortium of Embedded System (CES), Kern Family Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, and China Mobile. He is a recipient of ONR Young Investigator Award and HP Innovation Research Program (IRP) Award. He is a co-founder of Athena Network Solutions LLC (ATHENETS) and CyNET LLC. He is currently leading the Secure Networking and Computing (SNAC) research group at ASU.
Office: BYENG 470
Phone: (480) 965-2776
FAX: (480) 965-2751

699 S. Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281
Email: dijiang((at))asu((DOT))edu

News and Posts of 2018

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Mobile Cloud Computing: Foundations and Service Models
-- by
Dijiang Huang and Huijun Wu 
Publisher -- Morgan Kaufmann Publishers (An imprint of Elsevier Science).
Book website , Amazon website

It was ranked by BookAuthority: one of best new cloud computing eBooks to read in 2018! (check here)

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New book is coming!

Software-Defined Networking and Security: From Theory to Practice -- by Dijiang Huang, Ankur Chowdhary, and Sandeep Pisharody
Publisher -- CRC Press.
Book website
, Amazon website
It was expected to be published in fall of 2018.

SNAC (Secure Networking And Computing) Research Group:

Recent Publications (Full list of publications and research projects, go to )

  • Safaa Mahrach, Iman EL MIR, Abdelkrim HAQIQ,  Dijiang Huang, “SDN-based SYN Flooding Defense in Cloud”,  Journal of Information Assurance & Security, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pages 30-39, 2018.
  • Sailik Sengupta, Ankur Chowdhary, Dijiang Huang, and Subbarao Kambhampati, “Moving Target Defense for the Placement of Intrusion Detection Systems in the Cloud”, in Proceedings of GameSec, 2018.
  • Adel Alshamrani, Ankur Chowdhary, Dijiang Huang, Sowmya Myneni, and Qussama Mjihil, “Combining Dynamic and Static Attack Information for Attack Tracing and Event Correlation”, in proceedings of IEEE Globalcom, Communication Information and System Security (CISS) Symposium, 2018.
  • Jim Luo, Qiuxiang Dong, Dijiang Huang, and Myong Kang, “Attribute Based Encryption for Information Sharing on Tactical Mobile Networks”, IEEE Milcom 2018.
  • Mirza M. S. Maswood, Md M. I. Mamun, Dijiang Huang, and Deep Medhi, “A Sliding Window Based Monitoring Scheme to Detect and Prevent DDoS Attack in Data Center Networks in a Dynamic Traffic Environment”, in proceedings of 39th Sarnoof Symposium, 2018
  • Yuli Deng, Duo Lu, Chun-Jen Chung, Dijiang Huang, and Zhen Zeng, “Personalized Learning in a Virtual Hands-on Lab Platform for Computer Science Education”, in proceedings of IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2018
  • Zhen Zeng, Yuli Deng, IHan Hsiao, Dijiang Huang, and Chun-Jen Chung, “Improving student learning performance in a virtual hands-on lab system in cybersecurity education”, in proceedings of IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2018
  • Qiuxiang Dong,Dijiang Huang, Jim Luo, Myong Kang, "Achieving Fine-Grained Access Control with Discretionary User Revocation over Cloud Data", in proceedings of the 4th IEEE Workshop on Security and Privacy in the Cloud (SPC), in conjunction with IEEE CNS, 2018
  • Zhijie Wang and Dijiang Huang, “Privacy-Preserving Mobile Crowd Sensing in Ad Hoc Networks”,  Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, Pages 14-26, Volume 73, NO. 1, May 2018
  • Zhen Zeng, Yuli Deng, I-Han Hsiao, and Dijiang Huang, “Understanding Students’ Engagement behavior in Virtual Hands-on Lab: Findings from a Computer Network Security Course”, ACM SIGCSE, Poster, 2018
  • Dijiang Huang, Tutorial on “Moving Target Defense (MTD): A Software Defined Networking (SDN) Approach”, to apear at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kansas City, 2018
  • Ankur Chowdhary, Adel Alshamrani, and Dijiang Huang, “MTD Analysis and evaluation framework in Software Defined Network (MASON)”, in Proceedings of the ACM SDN/NFV Security Workshop, 2018 (Invited)
  • Adel Alshamrani, Sayantan Guha, Sandeep Pisharody, Ankur Chowdhary, and Dijiang Huang, “Fault Tolerant Controller Placement in Distributed SDN Environments”, in Proceedings of IEEE ICC Communications QoS, Reliability, and Modeling Symposium, 2018.
  • Abdullah Alshalan and Dijiang Huang, “Prompt Lightweight VPN Session Resumption for Rapid Client Mobility and MTD Enablement for VPN Servers”, in Proceedings of IEEE ICC Communication and Information Systems Security Symposium, 2018.
  • Oussama Mjihil, Dijiang Huang, and Abdelkrim Haqiq. "Improving Attack Graph Scalability for the Cloud Through SDN-Based Decomposition and Parallel Processing", in proceedings of the International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking, Springer, 2017.
  • Duo Lu and Dijiang Huang, “Multifactor User Authentication with In-Air-Handwriting and Hand Geometry”, in Proceedings of the 11th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB), 2018.
  • Yin Zhang, Min Chen, Dijiang Huang, Di Wu, Yong Li, "iDoctor: Personalized and Professionalized Medical Recommendations Based on Hybrid Matrix Factorization", Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, Pages 30-35, Volume 66 Issue C, January 2017. This paper was selected by Elsevier Article Selection Celebrating Computer Science Research in China (
  • Bo Li, Yijian Pei, Hao Wu, Dijiang Huang, “MADM-based smart parking guidance algorithm”, PLOS one, Issue 12, NO. 12, 2017.
  • Jin B. Hong, Dong Seong Kim, Chun-Jen Chung, and Dijiang Huang, “A Survey on the Usability and Practical Applications of Graphical Security Models”, Computer Science Review, Elsevier, Jun 2017
  • Sandeep Pisharody, Janakarajan Natarajan, Ankur Chowdhary,  Abdullah Alshalan, and Dijiang Huang, “Brew: A Security Policy Analysis Framework for Distributed SDN-Based Cloud Environments”, accepted, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2017.
  • Yuli Deng, Zhen Zeng and Dijiang Huang, “ThoTh Lab: A Web-Based, Virtualized, Adaptive Learning Platform for Cybersecurity Hands-on Projects”, Poster, in Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER) conference, 2017.
  • Zhen Zeng, Yuli Deng, I-Han Hsiao, Dijiang Huang and Chun-Jen Chung, “Understanding students’ engagement behavior in virtual hands-on lab”, Poster, in Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER) conference, 2017.
  • Zhen Zeng, Yuli Deng, I-Han Hsiao, Dijiang Huang and Chun-Jen Chung, “Predicting learning outcome in virtual hands-on lab system: The role of student attitude”, Poster, in Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER) conference, 2017.
  • Duo Lu and Dijiang Huang, “A Data Driven In-Air-Handwriting Biometric Authentication System”, in Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB), 2017.
  • Qiuxiang Dong and Dijiang Huang, “Privacy-preserving Matchmaking in Geosocial Networks with Untrusted Servers”, in Proceedings of the 37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing systems (ICDCS), Poster, 2017.
  • Duo Lu, Dijiang Huang, Andrew Walenstein, and  Deep Medhi, “A Secure Microservice Framework for IoT”, in Proceedings of IEEE Service Oriented Software Engineering (SOSE), 2017 (Invited Paper).
  • Ankur Chowdhary, Sandeep Pisharody, Adel Alshamrani, and Dijiang Huang, “Dynamic Game based Security framework in SDN-enabled Cloud Networking Environments”, in Proceedings of the ACM International Workshop on Security in Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization (SDN-NFV Sec'17), 2017 (Invited Paper).
  • Dijiang Huang, "ThoTh Lab: Personalized Learning for Cybersecurity Education", Showcase at Reimagine Education  Conference, 2017. (ThoTh Lab project won the Reimagine Education Bronze Award in Engineering/IT Discipline).
  • Yuli Deng, Dijiang Huang, and Chun-Jen Chung, "Adaptive Learning Framework in ThoTh Lab, a Virtual E-Learning Platform for CS Hands-on Projects", Poster, SIGCSE 2017

Recent Professional Activities

Personal Awards and Recognitions

  • Fulton Engineering KEE Professorship 2017, 2018
  • Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor, 2015-2017
  • Fulton Schools of Engineering Best Teacher Award (Top 5%), 2016.   
  • AzTE Inventor Recognition, 2014, 2015.
  • Visiting Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, July-August, 2013
  • JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Fellowship, April-June, 2013
  • Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM) visiting scholar fellowship, June 2011, June-July 2012
  • HP Inovation Research Program (IRP) Award, 2011, 2012
  • IEEE Senior Member, 2011
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, 2010
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research Program, 2010
  • U.S Air Force Research Lab Summer Visiting Faculty Scholar Program, 2008
  • Nominated by UMKC for the ACM doctoral dissertation award, 2005
  • Distinguish PhD Dissertation Award, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2004.
  • Graduate Studies Distinguished Dissertation Fellowships, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002 – 2003.
  • Chancellor's Interdisciplinary PhD merit award, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2001 – 2002.

Lead Project/Publication/Team Awards

  • West Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WCCDC) Finalist, #1 in Injection, and #8 in overall ranking, February 2017.
  • The research article "iDoctor: Personalized and Professionalized Medical Recommendations Based on Hybrid Matrix Factorization" published by Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems in January 2017 was selected by Elsevier Article Selection Celebrating Computer Science Research in China, 2017 (
  • TechConnect Defense Innovation Award (CyNET LLC: Moving Target Defense based Security for Cloud Network project), 2017.
  • Reimagine Education Bronze Award in Engineering/IT Discipline (Athena Network Solutions LLC: ThoTh Lab Project), 2016. (
  • International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU), Best paper award, 2008.


  • CSE 434: Computer Networks
  • CSE 546: Cloud Computing (Former CSE 591: Special Topic: Virtualization and Cloud Computing)
  • CSE 548: Advanced Computer and Network Security
  • CSE 468/598: Computer and Network Security
  • CSE 205: Concepts of Computer Science and Data Structure
  • CSE 310: Data Structures and Algorithm
  • CSE 101: Introduction to Computer Science and Engineering
  • IEEE Senior Member, ACM Member

SNAC People

Visiting Scholar

  • Dr. Wen Liu, Communication University of China, (2/2018-2/2019)
  • Dr. Bin Zhang, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, China, (7/2018-7/2019)


  • Jiayue Li, PhD. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (12/2017 -12/2018)
  • Chun-Jen (James) Chung, PhD. Arizona State University (12/2017 -5/2018)

Current Students

  • Alshamrani, Adel (PhD Candidate)
  • Sowmya Myneni (PhD student)
  • Deng, Yuli (PhD student)
  • Lu, Duo (PhD student)
  • Chowdhary, Ankur  (PhD student)
  • Dong, Qiuxiang (PhD student)
  • Zhen Zeng (PhD student)
  • Abdulhakim Sabur  (MS student)
  • Fanjie Lin (MS student)


Visiting Scholars, Graduated Ph.D, and MS Students

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