Guan-Hua (Scott) Tu

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Michigan State University
428 S SHAW LN, ROOM 3115
East Lansing, MI 48824-1266
Email: ghtu AT msu.edu
Office: 1124 Engineering Building
My CV

About Me

Guan-Hua Tu is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. He leads the Network System and Security (NSS) Research Laboratory. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles in 2015, the M.S degree in Computer Science from National Taiwan University in 2003, and the B.S. degree in Computer Science from National Central University in 2001. His research interests include computer and network security, mobile networks and systems, and wireless networking.

Recent News

  • Jun. 2017, I am invited to serve on the TPC for IEEE ICCC'17 and NetV workshop with VTC-2017-Fall.
  • May 2017, I am invited to serve on the external TPC for IEEE CNS'17.
  • Apr. 2017, I am invited to serve on the TPC for ACM WiNTECH'17.
  • Mar. 2017, I am invited to serve on the TPC for IEEE VTC'17.
  • Jan. 2017, I am invited to serve on the TPC for ACM WearSys'17.
  • Dec. 2016, I am invited to serve on the TPC for IEEE DSC'17.
  • Oct. 2016, I give the presentation of our SMS security work at ACM CCS'16 (Vienna, Austria)
  • Aug. 2016, Our SMS security paper has been accepted by ACM CCS'16.

Selected Publications

  • New Security Threats Caused by IMS-based SMS Service in 4G LTE Networks
    Guan-Hua Tu, Chi-Yu Li, Chunyi Peng, Yuanjie Li, Songwu Lu
    Accepted to ACM CCS'16.(Paper ) (acceptance rate: 137/837 = 16.4%)
  • Detecting Problematic Control-Plane Protocol Interactions in Mobile Networks
    Guan-Hua Tu, Yuanjie Li, Chunyi Peng, Chi-Yu Li, Songwu Lu
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 24(2): 1209-1222, April 2016. (Impact Factor: 2.18)
  • VoLTE*: A Lightweight Voice Solution to 4G LTE Networks
    Guan-Hua Tu, Chi-Yu Li, Chunyi Peng, Zengwen Yuan, Yuanjie Li, Xiaohu Zhao, Songwu Lu
    Accepted to ACM HotMobile'16. (Paper )
  • iCellular: Device-Customized Cellular Network Access on Commodity Smartphones
    Yuanjie Li, Haotian Deng, Chunyi Peng, Zengwen Yuan, Guan-Hua Tu, Jiayao Li and Songwu Lu
    Accepted to USENIX NSDI, 2016 (acceptance rate: 45/225 = 20%)
  • Insecurity of Voice Solution VoLTE in LTE Mobile Networks
    Chi-Yu Li*, Guan-Hua Tu* (*:Co-Primary), Chunyi Peng, Zengwen Yuan, Yuanjie Li, Songwu Lu, Xinbing Wang
    ACM CCS'15.(Paper Slide ) (acceptance rate: 128/646 = 19.8%)
  • How Voice Call Technology Poses Security Threats in 4G LTE Networks
    Guan-Hua Tu, Chi-Yu Li, Chunyi Peng, Songwu Lu
    IEEE CNS'15.(Paper ) (acceptance rate: 48/171 = 28%)
  • Control-Plane Protocol Interactions in Cellular Networks
    Guan-Hua Tu, Yuanjie Li, Chunyi Peng, Chi-Yu Li, Hongyi Wang, Songwu Lu
    ACM SIGCOMM'14.(Paper Slide )(acceptance rate: 45/237 = 19.0%)
  • Real Threats to Your Data Bills: Security Loopholes and Defenses in Mobile Data Charging
    Chunyi Peng, Chi-Yu Li, Hongyi Wang, Guan-Hua Tu, Songwu Lu
    ACM CCS'14.(Paper )(acceptance rate: 114/585 = 19.5%)
  • How Voice Calls Affect Data in Operational LTE Networks
    Guan-Hua Tu, Chunyi Peng, Hongyi Wang, Chi-Yu Li, Songwu Lu
    ACM MOBICOM'13.(Paper Slide)(acceptance rate: 28/208= 13.5%)
  • Accounting for Roaming Users on Mobile Data Access: Issues and Root Causes
    Guan-Hua Tu, Chunyi Peng, Chi-Yu Li and et al
    ACM MOBISYS'13.(Paper Slide)(acceptance rate: 33/211= 15.6%)
  • Can We Pay for What We Get in 3G Data Access?
    Chunyi Peng*, Guan-Hua Tu* (*:Co-Primary), Chi-Yu Li, Songwu Lu
    ACM MOBICOM'12.(Paper ). (acceptance rate: 32/212 = 15.1%)
  • Mobile Data Charging: New Attacks and Countermeasures
    Chunyi Peng, Chi-Yu Li, Guan-Hua Tu, Songwu Lu, Lixia Zhang
    ACM CCS'12.(Paper )(acceptance rate: 80/423 = 18.9%)
  • An Improved GGSN Failure Restoration Mechanism for UMTS
    Phone Lin, Guan-Hua Tu.
    ACM/Springer Wireless Networks, 12(1):91-103, February 2006.
  • An Intelligent GGSN Dispatching Mechanism for UMTS
    S.-M Cheng, Phone Lin, Guan-Hua Tu, L.-C. Fu, C.-F. Liang
    Computer Communications, 28(8): 947-955, May 2005.

Media Report

  • "Insecurity of Voice Solution VoLTE in LTE Mobile Networks."  ACM CCS'15
    TheVerge, RCRWireless, Techxina, NewsUnited.
  • "Can We Pay for What We Get in 3G Data Access?"  ACM MOBICOM'12
    TheVerge, MIT Technology Review, Computer World, Fiscal Times.

US Patents

  • Anku Jain, Amit Kumar, Guan-Hua Tu, Mobile communication apparatus having anti-theft and auto-notification functions, USA patent application number: US9160830, October 2015.(Granted)
  • Guan-Hua Tu, J.-C. Wang Method and mobile apparatus of receiving a multimedia message, US Patent, Patent number: US7835758, May 2010.(Granted)
  • Guan-Hua Tu. Mobile communication apparatus having anti-theft and auto-notification functions, US. Patent, Patent Number: US7574235 in August 2009.(Granted)
  • Guan-Hua Tu. Method and system for serverless VOIP service in personal communication network, US. Patent, Patent Number: US7519075, April 2009.(Granted)
  • Phone Lin, Y.-B. Lin, Guan-Hua Tu, and R.-G Cheng. An Overflow Control Mechanism for Frame Synchronization of Base Station in Wireless Communication Systems. US. Patent, Patent Number: US7359356, August 2008.(Granted)
  • Chunyi Peng, Guan-Hua Tu, and Songwu Lu, United States Provisional Patent Application, Apparatus and Methods against Data Overcharging for Unwanted Packets In Cellular Networks, 2012
  • Guan-Hua Tu, Wei-Hsuan Lien, Communication device for wireless virtual storage and method thereof, USA patent application number: 20090132676, May 2009.
  • Jing-He Sun, Guan-Hua Tu, Address resolution protocol (ARP) cache management and devices, USA patent application number: 20080101381, May 2008.
  • Anku Jain, Amit Kumar, Guan-Hua Tu, Method of locating a mobile communication system for providing antitheft and data protection during successive boot-up procedure, USA patent application number: 20080014990, January 2008.
  • Jyh-Chun Wang, Guan-Hua Tu, Method and wireless communication apparatus for transmitting and receiving contact information, USA patent application number: 20070266099, November 2007.
  • Chiu-Wan Li, Guan-Hua Tu, System and method for processing multimedia messages, USA patent application number: 20070198731, August 2007.

Book Chapters

  •   Guan-Hua Tu, Short Message Service Programming for Wireless Internet,
    Chapters 3 and 4, Functionalities of Short Message Service Gateway, ISBN957-8675-83-6, February 2002

Research Projects

Teaching

Academic Activities

  • TPC for IEEE ICCC'17, IEEE VTC'17, IEEE DSC'17, ACM WearSys'17, NetV'17
  • External reviewer for IEEE CNS'17
  • Reviewer for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • Reviewer for IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine
  • Reviewer for Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
  • Reviewer for Wireless Networks
  • Reviewer for IEEE INFOCOM
  • Reviewer for IEEE WiNMee
  • Member of UCLA Gradauate Student Admission Review Committee

Honors & Awards

  • UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2015
  • IBM Ph.D. Fellowship, 2014
  • UCLA Graduate Division Fellowship, Fall 2012, Winter, Spring 2013.