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EE Ph.D. candidate at GWU


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I joined Facebook Seattle as a Research Scientist in May 2018. Prior to that, I got my PhD degree from George Washington University in 2018. I feel blessed to have Dr. Tian Lan as my advisor in GWU.


I worked on Mobile Computing, Edge Computing, and Security. My primary research interests are security, energy, and latency optimization of mobile system. All of the highlighted words mean a lot to contemporary mobile users, so to me.

Work Experiences

  • May. 2018 - Present

    Research Scientist at Facebook, Seattle, Washington.

    Working on Video Infra (Live).

  • Jun. 2017 - Aug. 2017

    Research Intern at Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey.

    Worked on Mobile Edge Computing (in Network Intelligence and Control Systems Research Group).

  • Jun. 2016 - Aug. 2016

    Software Engineer Intern at Google, San Francisco, California.

    Worked on Android Testing Support Library: automated testing framework Espresso and Android Test Runner.


  • Yongbo Li, Yimeng Wang, and Tian Lan. "Mobile Ad Prefetching and Energy Optimization via Tail Energy Accounting", In IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing(TMC), 2018. (pdf)

  • Yongbo Li, and Tian Lan. "Multichoice Games for Optimizing Task Assignment in Edge Computing", In IEEE Global Communications Conference(GLOBECOM), December 2018. (pdf)

  • Yongbo Li. "Pushing the Envelope of Mobile Computing: Improving Security, Energy, and Latency by Bridging the Gap between Analytical Modeling and System Design", PhD Dissertation, 2018. (pdf)

  • Yimeng Wang, Yongbo Li, and Tian Lan. "Capitalizing on the Promise of Ad Prefetching in Real-World Mobile Systems", In The 14th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), October 2017. (pdf)

  • Yongbo Li, Yurong Chen, Tian Lan, and Guru Venkataramani. "MobiQoR: Pushing the Envelope of Mobile Edge Computing via Quality-of-Result Optimization", In The 37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), June 2017. (pdf)

  • Fan Yao, Yongbo Li, Yurong Chen, Hongfa Xue, Guru Venkataramani, and Tian Lan. "StatSym: Vulnerable Path Discovery through Statistics-guided Symbolic Execution", In The 47th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), June 2017. (pdf)

  • Hongfa Xue, Yurong Chen, Fan Yao, Yongbo Li, Tian Lan, and Guru Venkataramani. "SIMBER: Eliminating Redundant Memory Bound Checks via Statistical Inference", In The 32nd International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection (IFIP SEC), May 2017. (pdf)

  • Yongbo Li, Fan Yao, Tian Lan, and Guru Venkataramani. "SARRE: Semantics-Aware Rule Recommendation and Enforcement for Event Paths on Android", IEEE Transaction on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS) 11(12):2748-2762, 2016. (pdf)

  • Yongbo Li, Mian Dong, Tian Lan, and Lin Zhong. "Rethink Energy Accounting with Cooperative Game Theory", Preprint for submission.

  • Yongbo Li, Fan Yao, Tian Lan, and Guru Venkataramani. "Semantics-Aware Rule Recommendation and Enforcement for Event Paths on Android", In Proc. of SecureComm (Poster), October 2015. (pdf)


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Email: lib@gwu.edu


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