Ming Li is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona and is an affiliated faculty with the Computer Science Department. He was an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Utah State University from 2011 to 2015. He received his PhD in ECE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2011. His main research interests are wireless and cybersecurity, with current emphases on cross-layer optimization and machine learning in wireless networks, wireless physical layer security, privacy-enhancing technologies, and cyber-physical system security. He received the NSF Early Faculty Development (CAREER) Award in 2014 and the ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2016. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.


  • PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering - Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2011
  • MS Electronic and Information Engineering - Beihang University, 2008

Teaching Interests: Computer and network security, cryptography and data security, wireless security and cybersecurity, computer networks, wireless networks, and data structure and algorithms

Research Interests: Information security and privacy, wireless networking, wireless security and cybersecurity, and security in cyber-physical systems