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Dr. Kewei Sha

Kewei Sha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science,
College of Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3874
Office: Delta 148


Dr. Kewei Sha is an associate professor of computer science and the associate director of the Cyber Security Institute. Before he moved to UHCL, he was the department chair and associate professor in the Department of Software Engineering at Oklahoma City University (OCU).

His research interests include network security and privacy, blockchain, data analytics, Internet of Things, edge computing, and healthcare systems. As a PI or co-PI, he received more than $5 million of research support from NSF, NASA, UHCL, and OCU.

Dr. Sha has published more than 80 publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He has served as an associate editor for IEEE IoT Journal, Smart Health, and Computing, a key organizing committee member for many conferences, and a reviewer for numerous IEEE and ACM Transactions.

Dr. Sha is a recipient of UHCL President's Outstanding Research Award, UHCL University Faculty Fellowship Award, IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award, and Anthony and Barbara Lekkos Endowment Faculty Fellowship. He is a senior member of both ACM and IEEE.

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Security and privacy
  • Data analytics
  • Blockchain
  • Internet of Things
  • Healthcare systems
  • Edge computing


  • Sai Ram Vallam Sudhakar, Namarata Kayastha, Kewei Sha*, "OFES: Optimal Feature Evaluation and Selection for Multi-Class Classification", Data & Knowledge Engineering, 139, 102007, 2022 (Impact Factor: 1.500) (ABDC A Journal)
  • Hui Sun, Qiyuan Li, Kewei Sha*, Ying Yu, "ElasticEdge: Edge Computing-Enabled Intelligent Video Analytics Framework for Live Video", IEEE IoT Journal, vol. 9, no. 22, pp. 23031-23046, 15 Nov.15, 2022, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2022.3187621. (Impact Factor: 10.238)
  • Hui Sun, Ying Yu, Kewei Sha*, Hong Zhong, "EdgeEye: A Data-driven Approach for Optimal Deployment of Edge Video Analytics", IEEE IoT Journal, vol. 9, no. 19, pp. 19273-19295, 1 Oct. 1, 2022, DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2022.3166896, (Impact Factor: 10.238)
  • Hui Sun, Bo Zhang, Ying Yu, Xiuye Zhang, Kewei Sha, Weisong Shi, "FlexEdge: Dynamic Task Scheduling for a UAV-based On-Demand Mobile Edge Server", IEEE IoT Journal, vol. 9, no. 17, pp. 15983-16005, 1 Sept.1, 2022, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2022.3152447, (Impact Factor: 10.238)
  • Youhuizi Li, Yuyu Yin, Xu Chen, Jian Wan, Gangyong Jia, Kewei Sha, "A Secure Dynamic Mix Zone Pseudonym Changing Scheme Based on Traffic Context Prediction", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 23, no. 7, pp. 9492-9505, July 2022, doi: 10.1109/TITS.2021.3125744. (Impact Factor: 9.551) (ABDC A Journal)
  • Jiaxing Tang, Yang Chen, Guozhen She, Yang Xu, Kewei Sha, Xin Wang, Yi Wang, and Pan Hui, "Identifying Mis-Configured Author Profiles on Google Scholar Using Deep Learning", Applied Sciences, 11(15), p. 6912, 2021
  • Sai Ram Vallam Sudhakar, Namarata Kayastha, Kewei Sha, "ActID: An Efficient Framework For Activity Sensor Based User Identification", Computers & Security, Volume 108, September 2021, 102319
  • Kewei Sha, Wei Wei, T. Andrew Yang, and Sadegh Davari, "A Survey of Edge Computing Based Designs for IoT Security", Digital Communications and Networks, 6 (2), 195-202, May 2020May 2020
  • Kewei Sha, Wei Wei, T. Andrew Yang, Zhiwei Wang and Weisong Shi, "On security challenges and open issues in Internet of Things", Future Generation Computer Systems, 83(2018), 326-337, June 2018
  • Kewei Sha, Naif Alatrash and Zhiwei Wang, "A Secure Framework to Read Isolated Smart Grid Devices", IEEE Transaction on Smart Grid, 8(6), 2519 - 2531, Nov. 2017

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • CSCI 6939: Master Thesis
  • CSCI 5939/4389: Independent Study
  • CSCI 6838: Graduate Research and Seminar
  • CSCI 6580: Research Method
  • CSCI 5355: Internet of Things
  • CSCI 5833: Data Mining Tools and Techniques
  • CSCI 5132: Internet Protocols
  • CSCI 4342: Network Forensics
  • ITEC 4366: Computer Security & Disaster Recovery
  • CSCI 4312: Network Protocols
  • CSCI 3331: Comp Organization & Assembly Language
  • CSCI 1370: Software Development With JAVA

Research Projects

  • Security and privacy
  • Data analytics
  • Blockchain
  • Internet of Things
  • Healthcare systems
  • Edge computing

Awards and Accomplishments

  • University Faculty Fellowship Award, UHCL, 2022
  • Anthony & Barbara Lekkos Endowment Faculty Fellowship, UHCL, 2021
  • Recognition of General Chair, IEEE/ACM CHASE 2021
  • Recognition of Service as Program Chair of ACM/IEEE SEC 2020 by ACM, 2020
  • UHCL President's Distinguished Research Award, 2019
  • IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award, 2019
  • Recognition on paper "On security challenges and open issues in Internet of Things" featured in Future Generation Computer Systems's Research Insights
  • IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award, 2018
  • 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018
  • UHCL Spotlight Researcher, 2018
  • Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer, 2018