Liyao Xiang

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Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto


10 King's College Road, Toronto ON M5S 3G4, Canada
Tel: +1 (647) 740-8968
liyaox [at] eecg [dot] toronto [dot] edu

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About Me

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, working with Prof. Baochun Li. I received the B.S. degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012, and the M.A.Sc. degree from ECE, University of Toronto in 2015.

My general research interests cover the broad area of security and privacy, privacy analysis in data mining, mobile systems and applications, mobile cloud computing. Particularly, I am interested in identifying fundamental privacy issues in deep learning systems and designing practical mechanisms for protecting data privacy. I am also interested in designing innovative mobile applications.

I am now looking for a research position. Please find as follows my CV, research statement, and teaching statement.

Journal Articles

Liyao Xiang, Tzu-Yin Tai, Baochun Li, Bo Li, ‘‘Tack: Learning Towards Contextual and Ephemeral Indoor Localization With Crowdsourcing," in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JASC), Special Issue on Human-In-The-Loop Mobile Networks, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 863-879, April 2017. Slides.

Conference and Workshop Proceedings

Liyao Xiang, Baochun Li, Bo Li. ‘‘Privacy-Preserving Inference in Crowdsourcing Systems," in Proc. IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS), Las Vegas, NV, October 9-11, 2017. Slides.

Liyao Xiang, Baochun Li, Bo Li. ‘‘Coalition Formation towards Energy-Efficient Collaborative Mobile Computing," in Proc. International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2015), Las Vegas, NV, August 3-6, 2015. Slides.

Liyao Xiang, Shiwen Ye, Yuan Feng, Baochun Li, Bo Li, ‘‘Ready, Set, Go: Coalesced Offloading from Mobile Devices to the Cloud," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2014). Acceptance ratio: 19%. Slides.

Liyao Xiang, Gaofei Sun, Jing Liu, Xinbing Wang, Li Li,‘‘A Discriminatory Pricing Double Auction for Spectrum Allocation," in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2012).


I enjoy reading and playing piano at my leisure time. I am also fond of cycling and skating.