I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science Department at Virginia Tech, working with Prof. Danfeng (Daphne) Yao.

My research interests lie broadly in cyber security and network forensics, cyber-physical systems, Internet of things, pervasive computing, and wireless sensor networks. My current work focuses on anomaly detection in Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things.

More information can be found at: Google Scholar, LinkedIn, CV

Selected Recent Publications

Journal Papers

Conference Papers


A Routing Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks
Publication Date: 26.01.2012, WO2012009849, filed by Nokia Corporation.

System for Authentication in Cloud-based IP Traceback
Filed by Singapore Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R, A*STAR), Singapore, 2015

Funded Projects

PI (Completed): Research on the Channel Contention of Non-deterministic Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 61300174

PI (Completed): Push the Limit of Opportunistic Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Grant No. 2013M530511

PI (Completed): QoS Provisioning for Low-Duty-Cycle Wireless Sensor Networks, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Grant No. 2014T70026

PI (Completed): Data Quality Improvement for Participatory Sensing Systems, Open Project Foundation of State Key Lab of Network and Switching Technology, China, Grant No. SKLNST-2013-1-02


I served as a TPC member for more than 30 conferences, and served as a reviewer for over 30 conferences and 30 journals.


Email: chengl at vt.edu

Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

Address: 2202 Kraft Drive, KnowledgeWork II, Blacksburg, VA 24060