Hello! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, with an appointment in the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA). I am also leading the Data Security and Privacy Lab (DSP-Lab).
I received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Illinois Tech. under the supervision of Professor Xiang-Yang Li and Professor Peng-Jun Wan in 2017, and I received the B.E. degree in Computer Software in Tsinghua University under the supervision of Professor Zhiguo Wan in 2011.
Various encryption and secure multi-party computation are able to preserve a nearly-perfect confidentiality of almost all computation nowadays, however privacy can be breached even though the computation/communication are perfectly secured. Differential privacy addresses such concerns, but we have lost the nearly-perfect accuracy of computation/query with its probabilistic privacy protection. Can human being have nearly-perfect guarantee (i.e., as strong as that provided by encryption/MPC) for privacy as well? That is the ultimate question I keep asking myself while doing research.
I’m recruiting Ph.D. students for admission in Fall 2021. If you like doing research in applied cryptography, please take a look at this page.
Preferred areas include, but not limited to:
- Somewhat/Fully homomorphic encryption
- Secure aggregation / Private stream aggregation
- Lattice-based cryptography
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- Phone: (office) 574-631-8322
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University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA