The University of Southampton

Professor Shiyan Hu

Professor Shiyan Hu received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2008. He is the Professor and Chair in Cyber-Physical System Security at University of Southampton, and he had served as the Director of Cyber Security Academy. His research interests include Cyber-Physical Systems and Cyber-Physical System Security, where he has published more than 150 refereed papers, including 70+ in IEEE Transactions. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker, an IEEE Systems Council Distinguished Lecturer, a recipient of the 2017 IEEE Computer Society TCSC Middle Career Researcher Award, and a recipient of the 2014 U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. His publications have received distinctions such as the 2018 IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award, the 2018 IEEE TCSC Most Influential Paper Award, the 2017 Keynote Paper in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, the Front Cover Paper in IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience in March 2014, Multiple Thomson Reuters ESI Highly Cited Papers 2017-2020, etc. His research has been featured in various public media such as National Science Foundation News Headlines, Science Daily, CBS, IEEE Spectrum, and Communications of ACM. He is the Chair for IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems. He is the Editor-In-Chief of IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications. He was the 2020 Editor-in-Chief Search Committee Chair for ACM Transactions on Design Automation for Electronic Systems. He serves/served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, ACM Transactions on Design Automation for Electronic Systems, and ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems. He is also a Guest Editor for eight IEEE/ACM journals such as Proceedings of the IEEE and IEEE Transactions on Computers. He has held chair positions in many conferences. He is a Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, a Fellow of IET, and a Fellow of British Computer Society.

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Research interests

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Cyber-Physical System Security, Smart Energy CPS


Liao, Chen and Hu, Shiyan (2014) Physical-level synthesis for digital lab-on-a-chip considering variation, contamination and defect. IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, 13 (1), 3-11. (doi:10.1109/TNB.2013.2294943).

Liu, Yang, Hu, Shiyan and Ho, Tsung-Yi (2016) Leveraging strategic detection techniques for smart home pricing cyberattacks. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 13 (2), 220-235, [7115920]. (doi:10.1109/TDSC.2015.2427841).

Seshia, Sanjit, Hu, Shiyan, Li, Wenchao and Zhu, Qi (2017) Design automation of cyber-physical systems: Challenges, advances, and opportunities. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 36 (9), 1421-1434. (doi:10.1109/TCAD.2016.2633961).

Liu, Yang, Hu, Shiyan, Huang, Han, Ranjan, Rajiv, Zomaya, Albert and Wang, Lizhe (2017) Game theoretic market driven smart home scheduling considering energy balancing. IEEE Systems Journal, 11 (2), 910-921. (doi:10.1109/JSYST.2015.2418032).

Zhou, Junlong, Cao, Kun, Zhou, Xiumin, Chen, Mingsong, Wei, Tongquan and Hu, Shiyan (2021) Throughput-Conscious Energy Allocation and Reliability-Aware Task Assignment for Renewable Powered In-Situ Server Systems. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. (doi:10.1109/TCAD.2021.3068095).

Hu, Shiyan, Shi, Yang, Colombo, Armando, Karnouskos, Stamatis and Li, Xin (2021) Cloud-Edge Computing for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 17 (11), 7802-7805, [9373962]. (doi:10.1109/TII.2021.3064881).

Xie, Gouqi, Yang, Kehua, Xu, Cheng, Li, Renfa and Hu, Shiyan (2021) Digital twinning based adaptive development environment for automotive cyber-physical systems. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. (doi:10.1109/TII.2021.3064364).

Ge, Pudong, Teng, Fei, Konstantinou, Charalambos and Hu, Shiyan (2021) A resilience-oriented centralised-to-decentralised framework for networked microgrids management. Applied Energy. (In Press)

Sun, Qiuye, Wang, Bingyu, Feng, Xiaomeng and Hu, Shiyan (2022) Small-signal stability and robustness analysis for microgrids under time-constrained DoS attacks and a mitigation adaptive secondary control method. Science China Information Sciences, 65 (6), [162202]. (doi:10.1007/s11432-021-3290-3).


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