Hongyi Wu is the Batten Chair of Cybersecurity and the Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research at Old Dominion University. He is also a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science. Wu’s research focuses on networked and intelligent cyber-physical systems for security, safety, and emergency management applications.
Before joining Old Dominion University, Wu was an Alfred and Helen Lamson Endowed Professor at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A Fellow of IEEE, Wu has chaired several conferences such as IEEE Infocom 2020, IEEE WoWMoM 2016, and IEEE Globecom Wireless Communication Symposium 2015. He also served on the editorial board of several journals including IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and IEEE Internet of Things Journal. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2004, a 2011 Distinguished Professor award from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the IEEE Percom Mark Weiser Best Paper award in 2018.
He earned both a Ph.D. in computer science and a master's in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a bachelor's in scientific instruments from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.