Jianli Pan

Mason IST associate professor Jianli Pan
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Associate Professor / Tenured

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Phone: (703)-993-3772
Building: Research Hall
Room 437
Mail Stop: 5B5

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Dr. Jianli Pan is currently a tenured associate professor in the Department of Information Science and Technology at George Mason University. Previously, he was a tenured associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Missouri, St. Louis (UMSL). He obtained his PhD in computer engineering from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in Saint Louis. Dr. Pan’s research interests broadly cover the Internet of Things (IoT), edge/cloud computing, machine learning, cybersecurity, and blockchain. He is particularly interested in solving the important emerging problems at the intersections of these areas, in addressing the real-world grand challenges that our society faces, and in enabling the future vision of smart factories, homes, communities, and cities.

Dr. Pan co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals and prestigious international conferences. His research has been funded by multiple agencies such as NSF, NSA, and NASA. Dr. Pan received the 2020 “Inventor of the Year” award from the Metropolitan Saint Louis Area Bar Association and the 2021 “Innovator of the Year” award from UMSL for his innovation in secure IoT systems. He also received the 2018 “Junior Faculty of the Year” award and multiple “Outstanding Research” awards from UMSL for his research and contributions. Dr. Pan is a member of the Editorial Board of the prestigious IEEE Communication Magazine. He has co-chaired multiple technical symposiums or sessions and been on the TPC committees for flagship international conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, ICCCN, GLOBECOM, ICC, and ICNC. He won the 2022 INFOCOM “Distinguished TPC Member” award for his outstanding service to the international research community. He is currently a senior member of both ACM and IEEE.

ORCID: 0000-0003-4881-5711


  • PhD, Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis (2014)