Huahong Tu

Huahong Tu
University of Maryland, College Park | UMD, UMCP, University of Maryland College Park

Doctor of Philosophy


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I'm currently an Assistant Clinical Professor working in the field of Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, and Computer Science in the University of Maryland, College Park. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University and served as a researcher and patent inventor at the cybersecurity center in ASU.
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - present
University of Maryland, College Park
  • Professor
September 2011 - December 2017
Arizona State University
Field of study
  • Computer Science


Publications (5)
Conference Paper
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Telephone spam costs United States consumers $8.6 billion annually. In 2014, the Federal Trade Commission has received over 22 million complaints of illegal and wanted calls. Telephone spammers today are leveraging recent technical advances in the telephony ecosystem to distribute massive automated spam calls known as robocalls. Given that anti-spa...
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As telephone scams become increasingly prevalent, it is crucial to understand what causes recipients to fall victim to these scams. Armed with this knowledge, effective countermeasures can be developed to challenge the key foundations of successful telephone phishing attacks. In this paper, we present the methodology, design, execution, results, an...
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With the cost of telecommunication becoming as cheap as Internet data, the telephone network today is rife with telephone spam and scams. In recent years, the U.S. government has received record numbers of complaints on phone fraud and unwanted calls. Caller ID is at the heart of stopping telephone spam-a variety of apps and services, including law...
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The rising prevalence of phone fraud is hurting consumers and businesses. With about a half million reports each year in the United States, phone fraud complaints have more than doubled since 2013. In the current calling line identification presentation scheme, the caller ID is trivially spoofed. Scammers are using spoofed caller IDs to trick their...


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