Hui Lin


  • System/Network Security
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Cloud Computing


  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010

Selected Publications

Lin H, Sun Y. EleGNN: Electrical-Model-Guided Graph Neural Networks for Power Distribution System State Estimation. GLOBECOM 2022-2022 IEEE Global Communications Conference, 2022; 5292-5298. doi: 10.1109/GLOBECOM48099.2022.1000808
Lin H, Shrestha B, Hu YC. Cyber-Physical Testbed: Case Study to Evaluate Anti-Reconnaissance Approaches on Power Grids’ Cyber-Physical Infrastructures. Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER), 2020.
Shrestha B, Lin, H. Data-Centric Edge Computing to Defend Power Grids against IoT-Based Attacks. Computer, 2020; 53(5), 9089080, 35-43. doi: 10.1109/MC.2020.2972228
Lin H, Alemzadeh H, Kalbarczyk Z, Iyer R. Challenges and Opportunities in the Detection of Safety-Critical Cyberphysical Attacks. Computer, 2020; 53(3), 9034240, 26-37. doi: 10.1109/MC.2019.2915045
Lin H, Zhuang J, Hu YC, Zhou H. DefRec: Establishing Physical Function Virtualization to Disrupt Reconnaissance of Power Grids’ Cyber-Physical Infrastructures. The Proceedings of 2020 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2020; doi: 10.14722/ndss.2020.24365
Lin H, Kalbarczyk Z, Iyer RK. Impact of Malicious SCADA Commands on Power Grids’ Dynamic Responses. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids, SmartGridComm, 2018; doi: 10.1109/SmartGridComm.2018.8587462
Lin, H., Kalbarczyk, Z., Iyer, R.K. RAINCOAT: Randomization of Network Communication in Power Grid Cyber Infrastructure to Mislead Attackers. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2018; 10(5), 4893-4906. doi: 10.1109/TSG.2018.2870362
Niu Y, Al-Mamun A, Lin H, Li T, Zhao Y, Zhao D. Toward scalable analysis of multidimensional scientific data: A case study of electrode arrays. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), 2018; 3899-3904. doi: 10.1109/BigData.2018.8622423
Lin H, Chen C, Wang J, et al. Self-healing attack-resilient PMU network for power system operation. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2018; 9(3), 1551-1565. doi: 10.1109/TSG.2016.2593021
Lin, H., Slagell, A., Kalbarczyk, Z.T., Sauer, P.W., Iyer, R.K. Runtime semantic security analysis to detect and mitigate control-related attacks in power grids. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2018; 9(1), 163-178. doi: 10.1109/TSG.2016.2547742

Recent Grants

03/01/2024. Co-PI. Department of Defence, Office of Naval Research. “Advancing Research on Cyber-Physical Security and Resilience: A Multifaceted Approach."
04/01/2023. PI. National Science Foundation. “SaTC Small - Enabling Programmable In-Network Security for an Attack-Resilience Smart Grid."
07/01/2023. PI. National Science Foundation. “PARP: Mislead Physical-Disruption Attacks by Preemptive Anti-Reconnaissance for Power Grids Cyber-Physical Infrastructures."
09/01/2020. PI. National Science Foundation. “Preempting Physical Damage from Control-Related Attacks on Smart Grids"Cyber-Physical Infrastructure."

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 NSF CAREER Award

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