Helei CUI (崔禾磊)

PhD, Professor
Room 522, 5/F, School of Computer Science
Northwestern Polytechnical University

Email: chl [at] nwpu.edu.cn / cuihelei [at] outlook.com


About Me

I am a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU). I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in October 2018, under the supervision of Prof. Cong WANG (IEEE Fellow). Before that, I obtained my M.Sc. degree in Information Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in November 2013 and B.Eng. degree in Software Engineering from NWPU in July 2010.

[Opening] I am looking for self-motivated students (1 PhD and 3 Master) to start in fall 2023 at the School of Computer Science at NWPU.
[Opening] One postdoc position is available. Welcome to join us if you have research experience in the following areas: Industrial Internet, Secure Crowdsensing, Distributed Storage Networks, etc.


Research Interests

Industrial Internet of Things, Secure Crowdsensing, Privacy-Preserving Computing, Secure Deduplication, Decentralized Cloud Storage, etc.


Publications

Journal
  1. Yuefeng Du, Huayi Duan, Lei Xu, Helei Cui, Cong Wang, and Qian Wang, "PEBA: Enhancing User Privacy and Coverage of Safe Browsing Services", IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), accepted, 2022. CCF-A

  2. Boqi Zhang, Xuyang Feng, Chen Qiu, Bin Guo, Helei Cui, and Zhiwen Yu, "SFSN: Smart Frame Selection Network for Multi-task Human Synthesis on Mobile Devices", Wireless Networks (WINET), 2022.

  3. Yilan Li, Yantao Lu, Helei Cui, and Senem Velipasalar, "Improving Robustness and Efficiency of Edge Computing Models", Wireless Networks (WINET), 2022.

  4. En Xu, Zhiwen Yu, Nuo Li, Helei Cui, Lina Yao, and Bin Guo, "Quantifying predictability of sequential recommendation via logical constraints", Frontiers of Computer Science (FCS), accepted, 2022.

  5. Yixuan Luo, Zhiwen Yu, Houchun Yin, Helei Cui, and Bin Guo, "Multi‐agent mobile crowdsensing by pervasive machines: a robust task allocation approach", CCF Transactions on Pervasive Computing and Interaction (TPCI), 28 Apr, 2022.

  6. Wanyu Lin, Helei Cui, Baochun Li, and Cong Wang, "Privacy-Preserving Similarity Search with Efficient Updates in Distributed Key-Value Stores", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 1072-1084, 2021. CCF-A

  7. En Xu, Zhiwen Yu, Bin Guo, and Helei Cui, "Core Interest Network for Click-Through Rate Prediction", ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD), vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 1-16, 2021. CCF-B

  8. Helei Cui, Yajin Zhou, Cong Wang, Xinyu Wang, Yuefeng Du, and Qian Wang, "PPSB: An Open and Flexible Platform for Privacy-Preserving Safe Browsing", IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 1762-1778, 2021. CCF-A []

    @article{CUIZW2019TDSC,
      title={PPSB: An Open and Flexible Platform for Privacy-Preserving Safe Browsing},
      author={Cui, Helei and Zhou, Yajin and Wang, Cong and Wang, Xinyu and Du, Yuefeng and Wang, Qian},
      journal={IEEE Trans. on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)},
      volume={18},
      number={4},
      pages={1762--1778},
      year={2021}
    }

  9. Helei Cui, Xingliang Yuan, Yifeng Zheng, and Cong Wang, "Towards Encrypted In-Network Storage Services with Secure Near-Duplicate Detection", IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 998-1012, 2021. CCF-B []

    @article{CUIYZ2018TSC,
      title={Towards Encrypted In-Network Storage Services with Secure Near-Duplicate Detection},
      author={Cui, Helei and Yuan, Xingliang and Zheng, Yifeng and Wang, Cong},
      journal={IEEE Trans. on Services Computing (TSC)},
      volume={14},
      number={4},
      pages={998--1012},
      year={2021}
    }

  10. Yifeng Zheng, Helei Cui, Cong Wang, and Jiantao Zhou, "Privacy-Preserving Image Denoising from External Cloud Databases", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 1285-1298, 2017. CCF-A []

    @article{ZHENGCW2017TIFS,
      title={Privacy-preserving image denoising from external cloud databases},
      author={Zheng, Yifeng and Cui, Helei and Wang, Cong and Zhou, Jiantao},
      journal={IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS)},
      volume={12},
      number={6},
      pages={1285--1298},
      year={2017}
    }

  11. Helei Cui, Xingliang Yuan, and Cong Wang, "Harnessing Encrypted Data in Cloud for Secure and Efficient Mobile Image Sharing", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 1315-1329, 2017. CCF-A []

    @article{CUIYW2017TMC,
      title={Harnessing encrypted data in cloud for secure and efficient mobile image sharing},
      author={Cui, Helei and Yuan, Xingliang and Wang, Cong},
      journal={IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing (TMC)},
      volume={16},
      number={5},
      pages={1315--1329},
      year={2017}
    }

Conference
  1. Fengyuan Zhang, Zhiwen Yu, Yimeng Liu, Helei Cui, and Bin Guo, "Spatio-Temporal Feature Based Multi-Participant Recruitment in Heterogeneous Crowdsensing", in the 19th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC), Haikou, China, 15-18 Dec, 2022.

  2. Tieniu Xu, Zhiwen Yu, Yongbo Song, Jiaju Ren, Helei Cui, and Bin Guo, "Joint Computing Resource Scheduling and Task Priority Selection in UAV-Enabled MEC", in the 19th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC), Haikou, China, 15-18 Dec, 2022.

  3. Helei Cui, Tao Xing, Jiaju Ren, Yaxing Chen, Zhiwen Yu, Bin Guo, and Xiaobing Guo, "eSwin-UNet: A Collaborative Model for Industrial Surface Defect Detection", in the 28th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), Nanjing, China, 14-16 Dec, 2022.

  4. Hui Wang, Zhuoli Ren, Zhiwen Yu, Yao Zhang, Helei Cui, and Jiaqi Liu, "CoupHM: Task Scheduling Using Gradient Based Optimization for Human-Machine Computing Systems", in the 28th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), Nanjing, China, 14-16 Dec, 2022.

  5. Zihui Luo, Xiaolong Zheng, Bo Wang, Qifeng Meng, Helei Cui, Xiaobing Guo, and Liang Liu, "Hierarchical Computing Network Collaboration Architecture for Industrial Internet of Things", in the 28th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), Nanjing, China, 14-16 Dec, 2022.

  6. Bo Zhang, Helei Cui, Yaxing Chen, Xiaoning Liu, Zhiwen Yu, and Bin Guo, "Enabling Secure Deduplication in Encrypted Decentralized Storage", in the 16th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS), Denarau Island, Fiji, 9-12 Dec, 2022.

  7. Xuan Zhang, Helei Cui, Zhiwen Yu, and Bin Guo, "Environment-Driven Task Allocation in Heterogeneous Spatial Crowdsourcing", in the 2022 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 4-8 Dec, 2022.

  8. Ziqi Wang, Bin Guo, Helei Cui, Yasan Ding, and Zhiwen Yu, "Fashion Meets Bot: What Should the Bot Wear?", in IEEE 25th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD), Hangzhou, China, 4-6 May, 2022.

  9. Ziqi Wang, Bin Guo, Hao Wang, Helei Cui, Yang He, and Zhiwen Yu, "MateBot: The Design of a Human-Like, Context-Sensitive Virtual Bot for Harmonious Human-Computer Interaction", in the 15th International Conference on Green, Pervasive and Cloud Computing (GPC), Xi'an, China, 13-15 Nov, 2020.

  10. Jing Yao, Helei Cui, and Xiaolin Gui, "Secure Boolean Queries over Encrypted Data from Indistinguishability Obfuscation", in IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing (DSC), Hangzhou, China, 18-20 Nov, 2019.

  11. Hao Wang, Zhiwen Yu, Yimeng Liu, Bin Guo, Liang Wang, and Helei Cui, "Crowdchain: A Location Preserve Anonymous Payment System Based on Permissioned Blockchain", in 2019 IEEE International Conference on Smart Internet of Things (SmartIoT), Tianjin, China, 9-11 Aug, 2019.

  12. Helei Cui, Huayi Duan, Zhan Qin, Cong Wang, and Yajin Zhou, "SPEED: Accelerating Enclave Applications via Secure Deduplication", in the 39th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Dallas, Texas, USA, 7-10 Jul, 2019. CCF-B

  13. Helei Cui, Yajin Zhou, Cong Wang, Qi Li, and Kui Ren, "Towards Privacy-Preserving Malware Detection Systems for Android", in the 24th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), Sentosa, Singapore, 11-13 Dec, 2018. (Best Paper Award)

  14. Helei Cui, Cong Wang, Yu Hua, Yuefeng Du, and Xingliang Yuan, "A Bandwidth-Efficient Middleware for Encrypted Deduplication", in IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing (DSC), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China, 10-13 Dec, 2018.

  15. Helei Cui, Xingliang Yuan, Yifeng Zheng, and Cong Wang, "Enabling Secure and Effective Near-duplicate Detection over Encrypted In-network Storage", in the 35th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), San Francisco, California, USA, 10-15 Apr, 2016. CCF-A (Acceptance rate = 300/1644 = 18.25%)

  16. Xingliang Yuan, Helei Cui, Xinyu Wang, and Cong Wang, "Enabling Privacy-assured Similarity Retrieval over Millions of Encrypted Records", in the 20th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), Vienna, Austria, 21-25 Sep, 2015. CCF-B (Acceptance rate = 58/293 = 19.8%)

  17. Helei Cui, Xingliang Yuan, and Cong Wang, "Harnessing Encrypted Data in Cloud for Secure and Efficient Image Sharing from Mobile Devices", in the 34th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Hong Kong, China, 28-30 Apr, 2015. CCF-A (Acceptance rate = 316/1640 = 19.2%)

Other Publications
  1. 於志文,李顺,刘一萌,郭斌,崔禾磊,“一种面向群智感知数据的流计算处理方法”,中国发明专利,授权,2022年9月16日.

  2. 崔禾磊,於志文,郭斌,谢炎泽,刘欢,“一种隐私保护安全浏览方法”,中国发明专利,授权,2022年8月5日.

  3. 崔禾磊,张博,陈亚兴,於志文,郭斌,“一种面向去中心化云存储的客户端安全数据去重方法”,中国发明专利,申请中,2022.

  4. 崔禾磊,杨益滔,丁亚三,邱晨,郭斌,於志文,“一种隐私保护的社交媒体假消息检测方法”,中国发明专利,申请中,2022.

  5. 於志文,徐恩,郭斌,崔禾磊,“一种基于核心兴趣网络的点击率预测方法”,中国发明专利,申请中,2021.

  6. 郭斌,张艺璇,刘佳琪,於志文,王柱,梁韵基,王亮,崔禾磊,“一种基于多级注意力机制网络的移动应用流行度预测方法”,中国发明专利,申请中,2020.

  7. 郭斌,王梓琪,於志文,王柱,梁韵基,刘思聪,崔禾磊,“一种情境敏感的网络空间虚拟机器人塑造方法”,中国发明专利,申请中,2020.

  8. 於志文,王皓,崔禾磊,郭斌,“一种面向移动群智感知的细粒度位置模糊度量的隐私保护方法”,中国发明专利,申请中,2020.

  9. 於志文,王皓,刘一萌,郭斌,王亮,崔禾磊,“一种基于许可链的群智感知位置隐私保护方法”,中国发明专利,申请中,2019.

  10. Cong Wang, Helei Cui, and Huayi Duan, "Method for Accelerating Execution of Application in a Trusted Execution Environment", US Patent, Granted, 19 Jul, 2022.

  11. Helei Cui, Yajin Zhou, Cong Wang, Xinyu Wang, Yuefeng Du, and Qian Wang, "PPSB: An Open and Flexible Platform for Privacy-Preserving Safe Browsing", in the 27th USENIX Security Symposium (Poster Session), Baltimore, MD, USA, 15-17 Aug, 2018.

  12. Helei Cui, Xingliang Yuan, Cong Wang, and Yu Hua, "A Secure Deduplication Middleware for Cloud Storage", in the 26th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (Poster Session), Shanghai, China, 28-31 Oct, 2017.


Supervision/Co-supervision

Postdoc & Visiting Scholar
PhD students
Master students
Undergraduate students

Professional Activities

Technical Program Committee Member
Session Chair
Journal Reviewer
Academic Volunteer

Teaching

Course Lecturer @ NWPU
Teaching Assistant @ CityU

Useful Notes


Selected Awards and Honors