Hongyi "Michael" Wu is a professor and the department head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona.

Between 2016-2022, Wu was a Batten Chair professor and director of the School of Cybersecurity at Old Dominion University. He was also a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and held a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science. Before joining ODU, Wu was an Alfred and Helen Lamson Professor at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS), the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He received a BS degree in scientific instruments from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1996, and an MS degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

His current research focuses on security and privacy in intelligent computing and communication systems. He chaired several conferences, including IEEE Infocom 2020. He served on the editorial board of several journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Computers (2022-present), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2018-present), IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2014-2018), and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2013-2016). He received an NSF CAREER Award in 2004, UL Lafayette Distinguished Professor Award in 2011, and IEEE Percom Mark Weiser Best Paper Award in 2018. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Degrees:

  • PhD: computer science and engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2002
  • MS: electrical and computer engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2000
  • BS: scientific instrument, Zhejiang University, China, 1996

Teaching Interests: Cybersecurity, mobile computing, wireless networks, computer communications.

Research Interests: Security and privacy in intelligent computing and communication systems.