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Dr. Lina Pu

Assistant Professor



  • B.S., Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, 2009
  • Ph.D., Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2015

Dr. Lina Pu is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama (UA). Before joining UA, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 2015. Her lab focuses on research areas that include cybersecurity, network security, wireless and underwater networking, sustainable IoT, terrestrial/underwater edge computing, and deep learning-enabled wireless networking.​ To meet the ever-growing need of energy supply to numerous sensor nodes in IoT, energy harvesting is emerging as a promising alternative to traditional power grids and batteries. Through scavenging energy such as solar, RF, and biothermal energy from the surrounding environment, we expect sensors to run semi-perpetually without a battery replacement. Dr. Pu’s research goals are to design and develop sustainable, efficient, and secure communication and computing techniques in the terrestrial/underwater edge computing paradigm.

Dr. Pu also works with the UA Cyber Institute (UACI) and UA Alabama Water Institute (AWI).

Affiliated Areas
Computer Science

Selected Publications

  • Yu Luo, Lina Pu and Chun-Hung Liu, “CPU Frequency Scaling Optimization in Sustainable Edge Computing,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, 2022. DOI: 10.1109/TSUSC.2022.3217970
  • Yu Luo, and Lina Pu, “EC-ANC: edge case-enhanced active noise cancellation for true wireless stereo earbuds,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 2022. DOI: 10.1109/TASLP.2022.3164211
  • Long Li, Yu Luo, Jing Yang, and Lina Pu, “Reinforcement learning enabled intelligent energy attack in green IoT networks,” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2022. DOI: 10.1109/TIFS.2022.3149148
  • Yu Luo, and Lina Pu, “WUR-TS: semi-passive wake-up radio receiver based time synchronization method for energy harvesting wireless networks,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2021. DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2021.3064374
  • Yu Luo, and Lina Pu, “Asymmetric collision phenomenon and its impact on underwater acoustic networks”, In Proceedings of the IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), pp. 1-6, 2022.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Student Paper Award, International Conference on Modeling, Identification and Control, 2019
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Connecticut, 2015
  • Best Paper Award, IFIP Networking Conference, 2013

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