Zhaowei is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at UC Riverside, CSE Department. Before joining UCR, he was a PostDoctoral Scholar at UCLA, working with Prof. Songwu Lu. He received his Ph.D. degree from the same research group in 2022. Prior to UCLA, he got his BS degree (with honor) in CS from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), under supervision of Prof. Xinbing Wang and Prof. Xiaofeng Gao.

Zhaowei is broadly interested in system security and resilience, especially for IoT systems that run on 5G and next-generation wireless networks.


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Research Group (GeNeLa)


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PhD Students

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Selected Publications (Complete list)


CellDAM: User-Space, Rootless Detection and Mitigation for 5G Data Plane

Zhaowei Tan, Jinghao Zhao, Boyan Ding, Songwu Lu
NSDI '23
[Paper] [Presentation]

SEED: A SIM-Based Solution to 5G Failures

Jinghao Zhao, Zhaowei Tan, Yifei Xu, Zhehui Zhang, Songwu Lu
SIGCOMM '22
[Paper] [eSIM Loader] [eSIM Applet]

Device-Based LTE Latency Reduction at the Application Layer

Zhaowei Tan, Jinghao Zhao, Yuanjie Li, Yifei Xu, Songwu Lu
NSDI '21
[Paper] [Website] [Slides] [Presentation] [Demo]

Data-Plane Signaling in Cellular IoT: Attacks and Defense

Zhaowei Tan, Boyan Ding, Jinghao Zhao, Yunqi Guo, Songwu Lu
MobiCom '21
[Paper] [1-min Teaser] [Slides]

Supporting Mobile VR in LTE Networks: How Close Are We?

Zhaowei Tan, Yuanjie Li, Qianru Li, Zhehui Zhang, Zhehan Li, Songwu Lu
SIGMETRICS '18
[Paper] [Poster] [Dataset]

Teaching


CS 204: Advanced computer networks. Fall 2023

Professional Activities


TPC: IEEE INFOCOM '24, CoNEXT '24
Publicity Co-Chair: IEEE CNS '23
Web Chair: ACM CoNEXT '24
Editor: Proceedings of the ACM on Networking (PACMNET)
Reviewer: IEEE TMC, IEEE TNSM, IEEE TIFS
Shadow PC Committee: EuroSys '23

Software


Flora: Flexible software-defined 4G LTE/5G system
LRP: Reducing mobile network latency at the application layer
MobileInsight: In-phone mobile network analytics
Sonica: Sonica: Software-defined Open NB-IoT Research Platform

Honors