His research interests include wireless networking, mobile computing, and network security.

Dr. Bian has published more than 60 research papers and one monograph, including top-tier conferences and journals, such as ACM MobiCom, IEEE INFOCOM, ACM CCS, IEEE JSAC, IEEE TON, IEEE TMC. According to Google Scholar, his publications have received more than 1600 citations (as of April 2017). He has served in the Technical Program Committee of many international conferences. He was a Microsoft StarTrack young researcher (2013), and he was awarded CCF-Intel Young Faculty Researcher Award (2014) and IEEE ICC Best Paper Award (Cognitive Radio Symposium 2015).