Houbing Song

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Houbing Song

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Houbing Song, Ph.D., SMIEEE

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, WV Center of Excellence for Cyber-Physical Systems (WVCECPS)
Director, Security and Optimization for Networked Globe Laboratory (SONG Lab)
Professional Activities Chair, IEEE WV Section
West Virginia University
Montgomery, WV 25136-2437
Office: 304-442-3076; Fax: 304-442-3330

Research Interests

  • Coding Techniques
  • Coding Theory
  • Communication Networks
  • Communications
  • Complexity and Cryptography
  • Compressed Sensing
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing


Dr. Houbing Song received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 2012, and the M.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas, El Paso, TX, in 2006.

In 2012, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, West Virginia University, Montgomery, WV, where he is currently an Assistant Professor and the founding director of both the West Virginia Center of Excellence for Cyber-Physical Systems (WVCECPS) sponsored by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Security and Optimization for Networked Globe Laboratory (SONG Lab). He worked with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), Texas A&M University, as an Engineering Research Associate in 2007. His research interests lie in the areas of cyber-physical systems, internet of things, connected vehicles, wireless communications and networking, optical communications and networking, smart grid communications and networking, and body sensor networks. Dr. Song’s research has been supported by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

Dr. Song is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM. Dr. Song has been the associate editor-in-chief of the blue book series in internet of things since 2011. Dr. Song has served on the technical program committee for numerous international conferences, including ICC, GLOBECOM, INFOCOM, WCNC, SmartGridComm, SECON, ICCVE, VNC, OFC, ICCPS, GreenCom, WiMob, ICIP, ICCIT, ICIIP, CEAT, PECON, ISIEA, EUSPN, ChinaCom, and so on. Dr. Song was the general chair of 5 international workshops, including the first IEEE ICCC International Workshop on Internet of Things (IOT 2013), held in Xi’an, China, the second IEEE ICC International Workshop on Internet of Things (IOT 2014), the first IEEE International Workshop on. Security and Privacy for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems (IOT/CPS-Security), to be held in London, UK, the first IEEE ITSC International Workshop on Transportation Cyber-Physical Systems, held in Qingdao, China, and the first symposium on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS 2013), held in Montgomery, WV. Dr. Song is an area editor or associate editor for several international journals and a guest editor of 4 special issues. Dr. Song has published more than 40 academic papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.

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H. Song , "Model-Centric Approach to Discrete-Time Signal Processing for Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Systems", Ph.D. Thesis, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, Jun. 2012