Wei Ding

Associate Professor

Office Location
Innovation Science, and Technology Building, Room 2079, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805-8531



Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2006, Louisiana State University
M.S. in Computer Science and Technology, 1996, University of Science and Technology of China
Undergraduate Diploma in Computer and Application, 1988, Northeastern University (China)


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Dr. Wei Ding is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science and IT at the Computer Science Department, Florida Polytechnic University. He is a registered engineer in China, where he worked as a software engineer before coming to U.S. to earn a doctoral degree. Ding’s recent research involved sensor networks, network security, cyber-physical systems, future Internet (particularly named data networks), and Internet of things. He has published two books, five book chapters, and many peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He is the first author for the majority of his publications. He has served as TPC (Technical Program Committee) member for IEEE WCNC 2014-17, IEEE GLOBECOM 2009-14, IEEE WiMOB 2011-14, IEEE ICC 2011-14, IEEE ICNC 2012-14, etc. He also served as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Communication Letters, etc.



  • Wireless network, e.g. Ad-Hoc and P2P
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Network security
  • Internet of Things
  • Health informatics


Professional Activities

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • Senior Member, April 2014-present
    • Professional Member 2006-March 2014
    • Student Member, 2001–2006
  • Member, IEEE Communication Society, 2007 – present
  • Memberm IEEE Computer Society, 2014-present
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2002–present
  • Member, National Association of Innovators, 2016-present
  • Certified Engineer in China, 1994–present
  • Member, International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 2007


Awards and Honors

  • NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 2012, “REU Site: Research on Security of Mobile Devices and Wireless Networks at New York Institute of Technology,” Senior Personnel, with PI Ziqian Dong,
  • Guanghua Scholarship, University of Science and Technology of China, for outstanding academic progress and research, 1995.
  • First Prize, First High School Physics Contest in Hefei, Hefei, China, 1981.


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