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Dr. Ziyuan Cai

  • Dr. Ziyuan Cai

    Position: Assistant Professor

    Department: Computer Science

    Office: Science Center 035D

    Email Dr. Ziyuan Cai

    814-471-1202

    About Dr. Ziyuan Cai

    Education

    B.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    M.S., Beihang (BUAA) University
    Ph.D., Florida State University

    • Professional Experiences
    • Research Interests
    • Publications
    • Courses Taught
    Professional Experiences
    • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Sept. 2016 to Present – Department of Computer Science, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA, USA
    • Postdoctoral Research – Aug. 2015 to Aug. 2016 – Information Processing and Transmission Engineering Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    • Research Assistant – Aug. 2010 to Jul. 2015 – The Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    • Research Assistant – Aug. 2010 to Jul. 2015 – Information Processing and Transmission Engineering Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA

    Research Interests

    Dr. Ziyuan Cai focuses mainly on wireless communications, computer network protocols and standards, and programming technologies (software and electronics). Currently, his research interests are especially about the modeling of data network optimization and opportunistic wireless communications, as well as cyber-physical systems (CPS) such as smart grid communication networks (SGC), vehicular ad-hoc network/intelligent transportation systems (VANET/ITS), and wireless sensor networks (WSN). 

    Publications

    [1]. Z. Cai, M. Yu, M. Steurer, H. Li and Y. Dong, “A network model for the real-time communications of a smart grid prototype,” Elsevier Journal of Network and Computers Applications, Special Issue on Smart Grid Communications, doi:10.1016/j.jnca.2015.05.024, Feb. 2015.

    [2]. K. Schoder, Z. Cai, S. Sundararajan, M. Yu, M. Sloderbeck and M. Steurer, “Combining real-time emulation of digital communications between distributed embedded control nodes with real-time power system simulation,” IET J. of Engineering and Technology Reference, May 2015.

    [3]. J. Ng, Z. Cai and M. Yu, “A New Model-Based Method to Detect Radio Jamming Attack to Wireless Networks,” IEEE GLOBECOM 2015-SPFMSNET, 6-10 Dec. 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.

    [4]. Z. Cai, M. Yu and L.J. Tung, “Packet level modeling and simulation of real-time Ethernet protocols for smart grids,” Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), 2013 10th IEEE International Conference on, pp. 538-543, 10-12 Apr. 2013, Evry.

    [5]. M. Yu, Z. Cai and L.J. Tung, “A secure architecture for traffic control systems with SDLC protocols,” Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 2161-2166, 14-17 Oct. 2012, Seoul.

    [6]. Z. Cai and M. Yu, “Modeling and simulation of real-time Ethernet protocols for smart grids,” Int. J. of Intelligent and Control Systems, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 69-78, Sept. 2012.

    [7]. Z. Cai, Y. Dong, M. Yu and M. Steurer, “A secure and distributed control network for the communications in smart grid,” Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 2652-2657, 9-12 Oct. 2011, Anchorage, AK.

    [8]. Y. Dong, Z. Cai, M. Yu and M. Steurer, “Modeling and simulation of the communication networks in smart grid,” Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 2658-2663, 9-12 Oct. 2011, Anchorage, AK. 

    Courses Taught
    • CPSC322 Intro to System Administration
    • CPSC422 System Administration II
    • CPSC431 Networks & Data Communication
    • CPSC491 Computer Networking II