Dr. Kewei Sha is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Associate Director of the Cyber Security Institute at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). Before he moved to UHCL, he was the Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Software Engineering at Oklahoma City University (OCU). His research interests include Network Security and Privacy, Internet of Things, Edge Computing, Blockchain, and Data Management and Analytics. As a PI or co-PI, he received more than 3 million dollars of research support from NSF, NASA, UHCL, and OCU. Dr. Sha has published more than 70 publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and conferences. These publications have been cited more than 1700 times. Dr. Sha has served as associate editors for IEEE IoT Journal, Smart Health, and Computing, key organizing committee members for many conferences, and reviewers for numerous IEEE and ACM Transactions. Dr. Sha is a recipient of UHCL President’s Outstanding Research Award, IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award, and Anthony and Barbara Lekkos Endowment Faculty Fellowship. He is a senior member of both ACM and IEEE.
  • Our paper "A Secure Dynamic Mix Zone Pseudonym Changing Scheme Based on Traffic Context Prediction" is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems . Congratulations!
  • Our paper "Identifying Mis-Configured Author Profiles on Google Scholar Using Deep Learning" is published by Applied Sciences. Congratulations!
  • Dr. Sha received Anthony & Barbara Lekkos Endowment Faculty Fellowship from UHCL.
  • Our project "Blockchain for Model-Based System Engineering" Phase II proposal is funded by NASA with the amount of $750,000. This is a collaborative project between Tietronix and UHCL. Dr. Kwok-Bun Yue is the UHCL PI and Dr. Sha serves as a seninor personnel. Congratulations! Link (03/2021-02/2023)
  • Dr. Sha invited to join the Editorial Board of IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Journal.
  • Dr. Sha serves as the General Chair of IEEE/ACM CHASE 2021 conference.
  • Our paper "ActID: An Efficient Framework For Activity Sensor Based User Identification" is accepted by Computers & Security. Congratulations! (05/2021)
  • Our paper "Governance Attributes of Consortium Blockchain Applications" is accepted by AMCIS 2021. Congratulations! (04/2021)
  • Dr. Sha was invited to be the Workshop General Co-Chair of IEEE ICCCN 2021. The conference will be located in Athens, Greece. Welcome to submit your papers to our seven workshops.
  • My student Vallam Sudhakar, Sai Ram successfully defended his Master Thesis. Congratulations, Ram! (04/2021)
  • Dr. Sha was invited to be the Publication Chair of IEEE/ACM SEC 2021 conference.
  • Dr. Sha was invited to be the Publication Chair of IEEE MetroCAD 2021 conference.
  • Dr. Sha received a sub-Award of $43,800 from NSF IIP through Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Dr. Zhandong Liu is the BCM PI and Dr. Sha is the UHCL PI.(03/2020 - 01/2021)
  • Our paper "Applying Blockchain Technology on Model-Based Systems Engineering" is published in Proceedings of the 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum, January 2021, congratulations! (12/2020)
  • Our paper "A survey of edge computing based designs for IoT security" is published in Digital Communications and Networks, congratulations! (01/2020)
  • Our paper "mVideo: Edge Computing Based Mobile Video Processing Systems" is published in IEEE Access. Congratulations! (09/2019)
  • Our paper "ChordEdge: Design of Chord Ring and SDN based Edge" is accepted by IEEE/ACM SEC 2019 as a poster paper. Congratulations! (08/2019)
  • My student Namarata Kayastha successfully defended her Master Thesis. Congratulations, NK! (11/2019)
  • My student Namarata Kayastha received NSF Student Travel Award from IEEE/ACM CHASE 2019. Congratulations! (09/2019)
  • Our project "Building Capacity: Improving STEM Graduation Rates through Engaged Learning" is funded by NSF with the amount of $2,499,930. Congratulations! (10/2019-09/2024)
  • Dr. Sha has been promoted to Associate Professor of Computer Science with Tenure. Congratulations!(06/2019)
  • Our research "On security challenges and open issues in Internet of Things" will be featured in Future Generation Computer Systems's Research Insights which will appear both online and in its nationally syndicated publications. Congratulations!(06/2019)
  • Dr. Sha received UHCL President's Distinguished Research Award. This award recognizes professional accomplishment in an academic discipline or field of creativity through published work, exhibitions, or similar activity, as recognized by peers for high contribution to the intellectual growth of an academic area or for significant creative accomplishment. See the report.
  • Our paper "TMO:Time Domain Outsourcing Attribute-based Encryption Scheme for Data Acquisition in Edge Computing" is published in IEEE Access. Congratulations! (03/2019)
  • Our paper "Augmented Reality Based Therapy System for Social Skill Deficits" is accepted by IEEE/ACM CHASE 2019 as a poster paper. Congratulations! (06/2019)
  • Dr. Sha was invited to join the Editorial Board of the Elsevier Smart Health. This will be an interdisciplinary journal which would publish high-quality papers from researchers of various disciplines including medicine, computer science and engineering and bio and electrical engineering.
  • Dr. Sha was invited to join the Editorial Board of the Springer Computing as an Associate Editor.
  • Dr. Sha received IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award from IEEE ICCCN 2019
  • Our project "Revamping a Traditional Computer Science Program to Meet Modern-day Cybersecurity Education Challenges" is funded by NSF with the amount of $499,995. Congratulations!(08/2017-07/2021)