Wenjing Lou is the W.C. English Endowed Professsor of Computer Science and a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech. Her current research interests focus on privacy protection techniques in networked information systems, and cross-layer security enhancement in wireless networks.
Lou is currently on the editorial boards of ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and the Journal of Computer Security. She is the steering committee chair of the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, which focuses solely on cybersecurity.
Lou served as a program director at NSF from August 2014 to August 2017. At NSF, her responsibilities included the Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program and the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program.
She received the Virginia Tech Alumni Award for Research Excellence in 2018, and in 2016 received the Technical Recognition Award for contribution to information security and privacy in cloud computing and wireless networks, from the IEEE Communications Society.
Lou is an IEEE Fellow and is current editor of the journals IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. She holds a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida.