Rui Dai

Rui Dai

Assoc Professor

Professional Summary

Rui Dai joined the faculty of University of Cincinnati as an assistant professor in computer engineering in 2014. She received her BS in Electronics and Information Engineering and MS in Communications and Information Systems from the Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. She received her PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. in 2011, under the supervision of Professor Ian. F. Akyildiz in the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access of Georgia Tech from 2011 to 2012. More recently, she was an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science at North Dakota State University.


Ph.D.: Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA, USA, 2011 (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

M.S.: Huazhong Institute of Science and Technology Wuhan, Hubei, China, 2007 (Electronics and Information Engineering)

B.S.: Huazhong Institute of Science and Technology Wuhan, Hubei, China, 2004 (Electronics and Information Engineering)

Research and Practice Interests

Wireless sensor networks, multimedia communications, sensor systems for healthcare, and cyber-physical systems.

Research Support

Grant: #URC Faculty Awards AY2014-15 Investigators:Dai, Rui 05-01-2015 -04-30-2016 UC's University Research Council Towards Quality of Information Provisioning for Ubiquitous Wireless Imaging Applications Role:PI $12,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #CNS-1644946 Investigators:Dai, Rui 09-15-2016 -08-31-2018 National Science Foundation EAGER: Perceptual-Quality-Aware Video Communication in Wireless Camera Networks Role:PI $178,070.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #NIST (US Dept of Commerce) 60NANB17D193 Investigators:Brueggemann, Diane; Dai, Rui 06-01-2017 -05-31-2020 National Institute of Standards and Technology Information-Driven Video Communication for Public Safety Networks Role:PI $164,884.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #TI-2234596 Investigators:Dai, Rui 03-15-2023 -08-31-2024 National Science Foundation Video Quality Assessment and Adjustment for Surveillance Networks Role:PI 250000.00 Awarded Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Li Y.;Huang J.;Ikusan A.;Mitchell M.;Zhang J.;Dai R. (11-01-2019. ) ShellBreaker: Automatically detecting PHP-based malicious web shells.Computers and Security, , 87 , More Information

Kong L.;Ikusan A.;Dai R.;Zhu J. (04-22-2019. ) Blind Image Quality Prediction for Object Detection.Proceedings - 2nd International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval, MIPR 2019, , 216-221 More Information

Kelkar S.;Kraus T.;Morgan D.;Zhang J.;Dai R. (09-05-2018. ) Analyzing HTTP-Based Information Exfiltration of Malicious Android Applications.Proceedings - 17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications and 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering, Trustcom/BigDataSE 2018, , 1642-1645 More Information

Li Y.;Wang X.;Kim D.;Zhang J.;Dai R. (08-04-2018. ) Designing self-destructing wireless sensors with security and performance assurance.Computer Networks, , 141 ,44-56 More Information

Kong L.;Dai R. (08-01-2018. ) Efficient video encoding for automatic video analysis in distributed wireless surveillance systems.ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, , 14 (3 ) , More Information

Dai R.;Fotedar S.;Radmanesh M.;Kumar M. (05-01-2018. ) Quality-aware UAV coverage and path planning in geometrically complex environments.Ad Hoc Networks, , 73 ,95-105 More Information

Li Y.;Frasure I.;Ikusan A.;Zhang J.;Dai R. (01-01-2018. ) Vulnerability assessment for unmanned systems autonomy services architecture.Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), , 11058 LNCS ,266-276 More Information

Kong L.;Zhu J.;Dai R.;Sadat M. (12-28-2017. ) Impact of Distributed Caching on Video Streaming Quality in Information Centric Networks.Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2017, , 2017-January ,399-402 More Information

Scott K.;Dai R.;Zhang J. (07-28-2017. ) Online-relaying-based image communication in unmanned aerial vehicle networks.IEEE International Conference on Communications, , More Information

Kong L.;Dai R. (06-14-2017. ) Object-Detection-Based Video Compression for Wireless Surveillance Systems.IEEE Multimedia, , More Information

Kong L.;Dai R. (04-01-2017. ) Object-Detection-Based Video Compression for Wireless Surveillance Systems.IEEE Multimedia, , 24 (2 ) ,76-85 More Information

Kong L.;Dai R. (01-18-2017. ) Temporal-fluctuation-reduced video encoding for object detection in wireless surveillance systems.Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2016, , 126-132 More Information

Hameed A.;Balas B.;Dai R. (11-01-2016. ) Thin-slice vision: Inference of confidence measure from perceptual video quality.Journal of Electronic Imaging, , 25 (6 ) , More Information

Kong L.;Dai R.;Zhang Y. (08-03-2016. ) A new quality model for object detection using compressed videos.Proceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP, , 2016-August ,3797-3801 More Information

Hameed A.;Dai R.;Balas B. (04-01-2016. ) A Decision-Tree-Based Perceptual Video Quality Prediction Model and Its Application in FEC for Wirel.IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, , 18 (4 ) ,764-774 More Information

Scott K.;Dai R.;Kumar M. (01-01-2016. ) Occlusion-aware coverage for efficient visual sensing in unmanned aerial vehicle networks.2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings, , More Information


computer networking, sensor networks, multimedia communications, cyber physical systems

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