Qin Hu Assistant Professor

Department of Computer and Information Science · Purdue School of Science · Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Office: SL 263, 723 W Michigan Street
Office Hour: Fri 10:00 am to 12:00 pm or by appointment
Contact: (317)274-3815
Email: qinhu@iu.edu
Short Bio
  • Qin Hu received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from The George Washington University in 2019. She is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer and Information Science, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. She received the Best Paper Award of WASA 2020 and Best Paper Award Runner-up of IEEE MASS 2021. She has served as the Guest Editor for two journals, the TPC Co-chair for two workshops, the Publicity Co-chair for two workshops, and the TPC Member for several international conferences, such as IEEE INFOCOM 2022, IEEE Blockchain 2019-2021, IEEE Globecom 2019-2021, IEEE ICCCN 2020/2021. Her research interests include wireless and mobile security, crowdsourcing/crowdsensing, and blockchain. Her research on distributed machine learning has been funded by the US NSF CRII 2021.
I'm looking for self-motivated students. Feel free to contact me with your CV. Specifically, the Ph.D. students will receive the degree from Purdue University.


Research Fields & Interests
  • Wireless and mobile security
  • Blockchain
  • Edge computing
  • Internet of Things
What's New
  • Oct. 2021, our paper on enforcing full collaboration in federated edge learning has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC).
  • June 2021, our paper collaborated with Hanyang University (Korea) has been accepted by IEEE Internet of Things Journal. Congratulations to my trainee Yuhao!
  • May 2021, our grant Blockchain-based Distributed Machine Learning for Mobile Crowd Sensing is funded by NSF CRII.
  • May 2021, I was invited to be a TPC member of IEEE INFOCOM 2022.
  • Apr. 2021, our paper was accepted by IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) 2021. Congratulations to Cheng!
  • Mar. 2021, our paper was accepted by IEEE EEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS) 2021. Congratulations to Chen!
  • Jan. 2021, our paper was accepted by IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2021. Congratulations to Valli!
  • Aug. 2020, our paper was accepted by IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) 2020.
  • Feb. 2020, our paper was accepted by IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 2020.
  • Dec. 2019, our paper was accepted by IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC).
  • Oct. 2019, our paper was accepted by IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (TIFS).


Topics in Computer Science: Wireless and Mobile Security

CSCI 49000/59000

Intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in the current development of wireless and mobile security. This course addresses various issues (attacks and defense strategies) in wireless and mobile security, including WEP and WPA, wireless jamming attacks, authentication and authorization, DDoS attacks, malware injection, side channel attacks, and mobile privacy.

Fall 2019/2020

Explorations in Applied Computing

CSCI 49500

An undergraduate capstone experience. Students will work in teams, advised by faculty and external liaisons, to solve real-world computing problems. This hands-on experience will cultivate technical expertise, utilization of analytical thinking, quantitative reasoning, project management skills, and communication skills.

Spring 2020/2021


  • Current students
    • CS PhD student: Jianan Chen (Fall 2020 - now), Zhilin Wang (Spring 2021 - now)
    • ECE PhD student: Valli Sanghami Shankar Kumar (co-advised with Prof. John Lee) (Fall 2020 - now)
    • CS Master student: Cheng Peng (Spring 2020 - now), Shengyang Li (Fall 2021 - now)
  • Previous students
    • CS Undergraduate student: Yash Nigam (Fall 2019 - Spring 2020, graduated in Spring 2020)
    • CS Master student: Yohan Mahajan (Fall 2019, graduated in Spring 2021)

Professional Services

  • Editorial Board Member: ELSEVIER High-Confidence Computing
  • Guest Editor: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, ELSEVIER High-Confidence Computing
  • TPC Co-Chair: IEEE HPCC 2021 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Empowered Efficient and Secure 6G Networking and Communications, IEEE ICC 2022 2nd Workshop on Scalable, Secure and Intelligent Blockchain for Future Networking and Communications
  • Publicity Co-Chair: Blockchain-2019 Symposium
  • Program Committee Member: IEEE INFOCOM 2022, IEEE Blockchain 2019-2021, IEEE Globecom 2019/2020, IEEE ICCCN 2020/2021, IEEE Comnetsat 2020, SocialSens 2021
  • Reviewer of Journals:
    • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
    • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    • Computer Communications
    • IEEE Internet Computing
    • CCF Transactions on Networking
  • Reviewer of Conferences:
    • Globecom 2019, 2020
    • Blockchain 2019 - 2021
    • ICCCN 2021
    • CloudSummit 2019
    • WASA 2019
    • INFOCOM 2017, 2019


Selected Publications (A full list on Google Scholar)

Journal Papers

Conference Papers


The George Washington University

Ph.D in Computer Science
September 2017 - May 2019

Beijing Normal University

M.S. in Computer Science
September 2014 - June 2017

Beijing Normal University

B.S. in Electronic Engineering
September 2010 - June 2014