Dr. Kewei Sha is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Associate Director of Cyber Security Institute at University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). Before he moved to UHCL, he was the Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Software Engineering at Oklahoma City University (OCU). He received Ph.D. in Computer Science from Wayne State University in 2008 under the supervision of Prof. Weisong Shi. His research interests include Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, Edge Computing, Security and Privacy, and Data Management and Analytics. His research has been supported by NSF, UHCL and OCU. Dr. Sha has served as the secretary of Technical Committee on the Internet of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS TCI), an Associate Editor of Elsevier Smart Health and Springer Computing, a Guest Editor at several prestigious international journals, and an organizing committee member of many conferences, including the TPC Chair of IEEE ICCCN 2015, the workshop general chair of IEEE ICCCN 2013, 2018, and 2019, and the workshop founder and Chair of MobiPST and MedSPT. He is also a program committee member in numerous prestigious conferences. He is also a reviewer for numerous top journals including IEEE TPDS, IEEE TC, ACM TAAS, IEEE TDSC, IEEE TITS, IEEE TSC, IEEE TCC, IEEE TVT, Elsevier JPDC and so on. He is a Senior member of both ACM and IEEE.
  • Our project "Building Capacity: Improving STEM Graduation Rates through Engaged Learning" is funded by NSF with the amount of $2,499,930. Congratulations to Dr. Kim (PI), Dr. Koc, Dr. Puzdrowski, and Dr. Bettayeb. (10/2019-09/2024)
  • Dr. Sha has been promoted to Associate Professor of Computer Science with Tenure. Congratulations!(06/2019)
  • Our research "On security challenges and open issues in Internet of Things" will be featured in Future Generation Computer Systems's Research Insights which will appear both online and in its nationally syndicated publications. Congratulations!(06/2019)
  • Dr. Sha received UHCL President's Distinguished Research Award. This award recognizes professional accomplishment in an academic discipline or field of creativity through published work, exhibitions, or similar activity, as recognized by peers for high contribution to the intellectual growth of an academic area or for significant creative accomplishment. See the report.
  • Our paper "TMO:Time Domain Outsourcing Attribute-based Encryption Scheme for Data Acquisition in Edge Computing" is published in IEEE Access, congratulations to Dr. Youhuizi Li et al. (03/2019)
  • Our paper "Augmented Reality Based Therapy System for Social Skill Deficits" is accepted by IEEE/ACM CHASE 2019 as a poster paper, congratulations to Dr. Zhandong Liu and Dr. Jack Dempsey. (06/2019)
  • Our paper "A Novel and Efficient Approach to Evaluate Biometric Features for User Identification" is accepted by IEEE/ACM CHASE 2019 as a poster paper, congratulations to Namrata Kayastha. (06/2019)
  • Dr. Sha was invited to join the Editorial Board of the Elsevier Smart Health. This will be an interdisciplinary journal which would publish high-quality papers from researchers of various disciplines including medicine, computer science and engineering and bio and electrical engineering.
  • Dr. Sha was invited to join the Editorial Board of the Springer Computing as an Associate Editor.
  • Dr. Sha was invited to be the Workshop General Co-Chair of IEEE ICCCN 2019. The conference will be located in Valencia, Spain. Welcome to submit your workshop proposal by Nov 9th, 2018!
  • Dr. Sha is organizing MedSPT 2018, working with Dr. Raymond Choo from UTSA. Outstanding papers from the workshop will be invited to have a journal version, published at a SCI journal, Journal of Medical Systems (Impact Factor 2.456). Welcome to submit your paper by Nov 30, 2018.
  • Dr. Sha received IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award from IEEE ICCCN 2018
  • Dr. Sha visited Anhui University and delivered an invited talk.(08/2018)
  • Our paper "Patient Identification Based On Wrist Activity Data" is presented at the IEEE/ACM CHASE 2018 conference, congratulations to Madhu Kumari. (09/2018)
  • Our paper, "Transaction-based Flow Rule Conflict Detection and Resolution in SDN" is presented at the IEEE ICCCN 2018 conference (acceptance ration 29.5%), congratulations to Dr. Cui, Dr. Xu and Dr. Zhong. (08/2018)
  • Our paper, "Efficient Conditional Privacy-Preserving Authentication Scheme Using Revocation Messages for VANET" is presented at the IEEE ICCCN 2018 conference (acceptance ration 29.5%), congratulations to Dr. Cui and Dr. Zhong. (08/2018)
  • Our paper, "Cluster-Aware Kronecker-Supported Data Collection for Sensory Data" is presented in the IEEE ICCCN 2018 conference, congratulations to Dr. Chen. (08/2018)
  • Our paper "On security challenges and open issues in Internet of Things" is published at Future Generation Computer Systems.
  • Dr. Sha presented a poster "EdgeSec:Edge Computing for IoT Security" in Sustainable Research Pathway Workshop at Berkeley Lab. (12/2017)
  • Our paper "A Secure and Efficient Framework to Read Isolated Smart Grid Devices" is published at IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG), congratulations to Naif and Dr. Wang. (11/2017)
  • Call for Paper, Special Issue on Security in Medical Cyber-Physical Systems in Elsevier Smart Health Journal , deadline Sep 30, 2017. Dr. Sha is a co-guest editor.
  • Our project "Revamping a Traditional Computer Science Program to Meet Modern-day Cybersecurity Education Challenges" is funded by NSF with the amount of $499,995. Congratulations to Dr. Yang (PI), Dr. Wei and Dr. Davari. (08/2017-07/2020)
  • Our paper "Cluster-based Quality-Aware Adaptive Data Compression for Streaming Data" is published at ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ), congratulations to Aseel Basheer. (10/2017)
  • Dr. Sha visited Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications and delivered an invited talk.(06/2017)