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About Houbing Song

Houbing Song received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in August 2012.

In August 2017, he joined the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, where he is currently an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Security and Optimization for Networked Globe Laboratory (SONG Lab, He served on the faculty of West Virginia University from August 2012 to August 2017. In 2007 he was an Engineering Research Associate with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He serves as an Associate Technical Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine. He is the editor of four books, including Smart Cities: Foundations, Principles and Applications, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2017, Security and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications, Chichester, UK: Wiley-IEEE Press, 2017, Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications, Boston, MA: Academic Press, 2016, and Industrial Internet of Things: Cybermanufacturing Systems, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016.  He is the author of more than 100 articles. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, internet of things, cybersecurity and privacy, edge computing, big data analytics, and wireless communications and networking.
Dr. Song is a senior member of IEEE and ACM.

Dr. Song was the very first recipient of the Golden Bear Scholar Award, the highest faculty research award at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), in 2016. 


Present Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present ACM, Senior Member
2014 - Present IEEE, Senior Member
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Honors and Awards

  • Golden Bear Scholar Award


2012 Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso

Dissertation (1)

Journal Articles (312)