Houbing Herbert Song (M’12–SM’14) 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 Engineering and Computer Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, where he is currently a Tenured Associate Professor and the Director of the Security and Optimization for Networked Globe Laboratory (SONG Lab, www.SONGLab.us). SONG Lab graduates work in a variety of companies and universities. Those seeking academic positions have been hired as tenure-track assistant professors at US universities like Auburn University, Bowling Green State University, and University of Tennessee. He has served as an Associate Technical Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine (2017-present), an Associate Editor for IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2020-present), IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2021-present), and IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems (J-MASS) (2020-present), and a Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC), IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Network, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. He is the editor of eight books, including Aviation Cybersecurity: Foundations, principles, and applications, Scitech Publishing, 2022, Smart Transportation: AI Enabled Mobility and Autonomous Driving, CRC Press, 2021, Big Data Analytics for Cyber-Physical Systems: Machine Learning for the Internet of Things, Elsevier, 2019, 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 and the inventor of 2 patents (US & WO). His research interests include cyber-physical systems/internet of things, cybersecurity and privacy, AI/machine learning/big data analytics, edge computing, unmanned aircraft systems, connected vehicle, smart and connected health, and wireless communications and networking. His research has been sponsored by federal agencies (including National Science Foundation, US Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, US Department of Defense, and Air Force Research Laboratory) and industry. His research has been featured by popular news media outlets, including IEEE GlobalSpec's Engineering360, Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Security Magazine, CXOTech Magazine, Fox News, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Times, New Atlas, Battle Space, and Defense Daily.
Dr. Song is a senior member of IEEE and ACM, and an ACM Distinguished Speaker. Dr. Song is a Highly Cited Researcher identified by Clarivate™ (2021) and a Top 1000 Computer Scientist identified by Research.com. Dr. Song was a recipient of the Best Paper Award from the 12th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom-2019), the Best Paper Award from the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Internet (ICII 2019), the Best Paper Award from the 19th Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance technologies (ICNS 2019) Conference, the Best Paper Award from the 6th IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing (CBDCom 2020), the Best Paper Award from the 15th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA 2020), the Best Paper Award from the 40th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC 2021), the Best Paper Award from 2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2021) and the Best Paper Award from 2022 IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2022).