Chan(su) C. Yu

Professor and Chairman
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cleveland State University
Mobile Computing Research Laboratory

Office: FH/SH 331
2121 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115


Phone: (216) 687-2584
FAX: (216) 687-5405
c.yu91 AT



My on-going projects are

For a more complete list of my projects, please go to MCRL home page.

My general research interests include wireless networks, sensor networks, mobile computing, and parallel and distributed systems. I lead the Mobile Computing Research Laboratory (MCRL) at Cleveland State.

Research Highlights:

  • Indoor localization based on RF fingerprints is not new but we found it is not straightforward in a large scale venue. We surveyed the RF scene at a large venue (505x237m2) and revealed challenges as well as proposed solutions (Mobiquitous, Tokyo, December 2013).
  • Mobile hotspot is useful to provide connectivity to Wifi-only devices. We designed energy efficient mobile hotspot and implemented with pseudo null and pseudo beacon frames in the context of virtual AP framework. (IEEE INFOCOM, Toronto, April 2014)
  • Security at the physical layer attracts attention due to its low complexity. We studied physical layer watermarking based on information redundancy in spread spectrum communication in Wifi and Zigbee protocols. This work is implemented using USRP/GNU Radio software radio platform. (IEEE MILCOM, San Diego, November 2013)
  • Security of electronic systems have emerged as a serious concern. With increasing connectivity and ease of access to these systems, the security vulnerability is increasing at an alarming pace. This project is intended to provide a holistic view on information and software security as well as hardware security. In particular, hardware security attacks such as hardware IP piracy, side-channel analysis, fault injection, and clock glitching are a growing concern to both semiconductor industry as well as end users. Our work is based on Altera FPGA prototyping systems and Quartus. (National Science Foundation, TUES Award #1245900, September 2013)
  • The increasing popularity of 4G-capable mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets has brought a lot of attention and concern on the security and privacy of 4G communications. In comparison with the 2G and 3G mobile networks, 4G networks use adaptive modulation and coding to provide constant network access with much higher bandwidth to these mobile devices. We study security and privacy of 4G communications, fast indoor positioning in large-scale, chaotic venues, efficient modulation and coding for 4G mobile communications, characterizing the noise in wireless channels with statistical physics approaches, and secure medical communication systems. (National Science Foundation, MRI Award #1338105, September 2013)
  • Past work
  • Work uncompleted



·          My complete list of publications

 Publications and preprints in 2013 & 2014):

  • K.-H. Jung, Y. Qi, C. Yu and Y.-J. Suh, Energy Efficient Wifi Tethering on a Smartphone, IEEE INFOCOM, Toronto, Canada, April 2014.
  • S. Jeon, Y.-J. Suh, C. Yu, and D. Han, Fast and Accurate Wi-Fi Localization in Large-Scale Indoor Venues, 10th Int’l Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (Mobiquitous), Tokyo, Japan, December 2013.
  • W. Wanalertlak, B. Lee, C. Yu, M. Kim, S-M. Park and W-T. Kim, Scanless Fast Handoff Technique Based on Global Path Cache for WLANs, Journal of Supercomputing, Vol. 66, Issue 3, December 2013, pp. 1320-1349.
  • X. Li, C. Yu, M. Hizlan, W.-T. Kim, S. Park, Physical Layer Watermarking of Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Signals, 2013 Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), San Diego, November 2013.
  • T. B. Truong, Y.- J. Suh, C. Yu, Latency Analysis in GNU Radio/USRP-based Software Radio Platforms, 2013 Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), San Diego, November 2013.
  • J. Lee, Y.- J. Suh, C. Yu, Evaluation of Enterprise WLAN Techniques, The 4th International Conference on Network of the Future (NoF), Pohang, Korea, October 2013.
  • S. Bak, S. Jeon, Y.-J. Suh, C. Yu, D. Han, Characteristics of a Large-Scale WiFi Radiomap and Their Implications in Indoor Localization, The 4th International Conference on Network of the Future (NoF), Pohang, Korea, October 2013.
  • J-Y. Lee, C. Yu, K. G. Shin, and Y-J. Suh, Maximizing Transmission Opportunities in Wireless Multihop Networks, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 12, Issue 9, September 2013, pp. 1879-1892.
  • T. Kang, X. Li, C. Yu, J. Kim, A Survey of Security Mechanisms with Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Signals, Journal of Computing Science and Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 3, September 2013.
  • K.-H. Jung, Y.-J. Suh, and C. Yu, Joint Rate and Voltage Adaptation to Save Energy of Software Radios in Underutilized WLAN, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), April 2013.


  • I am involved in these workshops/conferences.

                  ·          Program committee, IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2015 ~ 2012

Co-Chair, International Conference on Network of the Future (NoF 2013)


Funded Projects

  • An Integrative Hands-on Approach to Security Education for Undergraduate Students, National Science Foundation, September 2013 ~ August 2015 (Collaborators: Sanchita Mal-Sarkar at CIS and Bhunia Swarup at CWRU)
  • Acquisition of a 4G/LTE Wireless Communications Test Set, National Science Foundation, October 2013 ~ September 2016 (Collaborators: Ye Zhu and Fuqin Xiong at ECE, Haodong Wang at CIS, Miron Kaufman at Physics)
  • Mobility and Security Support in Cyber Physical Systems, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, July 2010 ~ January 2015



This is a web page with links to alumni of my group.

I have been lucky to be able to recruit a stellar group of students. Current students in my group are:

  • Robert Fiske (Doctoral)
  • Li-Mei Hou (Doctoral)
  • Santosh Desiraju (Master’s)
  • Andrew Huffman (Master's)
  • Jeanette Kalb (Bachelor’s)
  • Chris DePolo (Bachelor’s)



  • EEC 687/787 Mobile Computing: Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
  • EEC 685/785 Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems: Fall 2002, Fall 2003
  • EEC 581 Computer Architecture: Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2011
  • EEC 485 High Performance Computer Architecture: Fall 2002, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2010
  • EEC 483 Computer Organization Course: Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2011, Spring 2014
  • EEC 380 Digital Systems, Summer 2006
  • System Modeling and Performance Evaluation : Fall 2000 (ICU)
  • Computer Architecture : Spring 1998 (ICU)
  • High Performance Computer Architecture : Spring 2000 (ICU)
  • Parallel Programming : Summer 1999 (ICU)


Other info

  • Short bio: Prof. Chan(su) C. Yu received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1994. He has been with LG Electronics for more than ten years. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has authored/coauthored more than 70 technical papers and numerous book chapters in the areas of mobile networking, performance evaluation and parallel and distributed computing. Dr. Yu's research is supported by National Science Foundation and other government agencies and industry. Dr. Yu is a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.
  • Academic advisor is Chita R. Das.
  • Personal page

Last updated: May 22, 2014