cyu5Chansu Yu

Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Cleveland State University

Director, Mobile Computing Research Laboratory

Office: FH 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:

  • 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)
  • 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, 2013)
  • 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 (JNCA 2017, IEEE WCNC 2015 & Mobiquitous 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 WCNC 2015 & IEEE INFOCOM, 2014)
  • 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)



·          My complete list of publications

 Publications and preprints last five years):

  • S. Jeon, J-P Jeong, Y-J Suh, C. Yu, D. Han, Selective AP Probing for Indoor Positioning in a Large and AP-Dense Environment, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 2017.
  • D. Bakunas-Milanowski, V. Rego, J. Sang, and C. Yu, Efficient Algorithms for Stream Compaction on GPUs, International Journal of Networking and Computing, Vol 7, No 2, 2017.
  • S. Bak, K.-H. Jung, C. Yu and Y.-J. Suh, Guided Tour of Handoff Steering for Bandwidth in Indoor Venues, IEEE WCNC, 2015
  • Y. Qi, C. Yu, Y.-J. Suh and S. Y. Jang, GPS Tethering for Energy Conservation, IEEE WCNC, 2015
  • 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)

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


Funded Projects

  • A Spiral Computer Engineering Lab Framework, National Science Foundation, July 1, 2015 ~ June 30 2019, (Collaborators: Pong Chu and Karla Mansour at CSU)
  • An Integrative Hands-on Approach to Security Education for Undergraduate Students, National Science Foundation, September 2013 ~ August 2018 (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 2017 (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




Other info

  • Short bio: Prof. Chansu Yu received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Korea 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 Engineering and Computer Science at the Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has authored/coauthored more than 120 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 ACM, IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.
  • Academic advisor is Chita R. Das.
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Last updated: May 22, 2014