Qiang Tang

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Ying Wu College of Computing

JD-NJIT-ISCAS Joint Blockchain Lab

Phone: 973-596-2656
Fax: 973-596-5777
Email: qiang (at) njit.edu

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Our joint blockchain lab of JD.com, NJIT, and ISCAS was recently launched, which is considered as a key development of JD.com by Bloomberg.

Multiple Ph.D, postdoc, visiting scholars positions are available for self-motivated candidates.


2019.3.   Qiang won a Google Faculty Award.
2019.2.   Qiang is invited to serve as an NSF panelist.
2019.2.   Qiang is invited to serve as PC co-chair for AsiaCCS-SCC 2019 , please submit your good work.
2019.1.   Qiang is invited to serve as PC for ESORICS 2019 , please submit your good work.
2019.1.   Qiang is invited to speak at BlochaingeDC, 2019.
2018.12. Qiang is invited to serve as PC for Asiacrypt 2019 , please submit your good work.
2018.12. Our paper about cliptographic signatures was accepted to PKC 2019.
2018.12. Qiang is interviewed for Blockchain developments .
2018.11. Qiang is invited to give a talk at the 2018 China Blockchain Conference .
2018.11. Qiang is invited to moderate a panel at the Westlake forum .
2018.10. Qiang is invited to give a talk at the CNCC Blockchain Forum .
2018.8.   Protocol Labs donated a gift to fund our work supporting Filecoin.
2018.8.   Our project on subversion resistant cryptography is funded by NSF SaTC medium grant.
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About Me:

I am currently an assistant professor at at the computer science department of New Jersey Institute of Technology, and co-directing JD-NJIT-ISCAS joint blockchain lab with JD vice president Dr. Jian Pei, and ISCAS vice chief engineer, Dr. Zhenfeng Zhang. I am also a core faculty member of the NJIT Cybersecurity Center.
Previously, I was a postdoc at Cornell University, and I was also a member of the
Initiative for Crypto-Currencies and Contracts (IC3). My host is Prof. Elaine Shi.   Before joining Cornell, I received my PhD from the University of Connecticut under the supervision of Prof. Aggelos Kiayias and Prof. Alexander Russell.
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Research Interests:

My research interests lie in applied & theoretical cryptography, privacy and computer security. In particular: blockchain technology, post-Snowden cryptography, accountability, and information theoretic security.

My research is generously supported by NSF, JD.com, ARL, Google, DoE, Protocol Labs, Particl Foundation, and NJIT .


Publications: DBLP

Selected publications:
  • Blockchain Technology: CCS15, ICDCS 18, BlockSEA 18 ...

  • Post-Snowden Cryptography: Crypto 18, CCS 17, CCS 17 Tutorial, Asiacrypt 16, ...

  • Accountability: CCS 13, CCS 15, ESORICS 15, ESORICS 18, ...

  • Information Theoretic Security: Eurocrypt 16, TIFS 16, ..
Complete publication list ..

Selected Professional Activities:

  • Founding Co-Chair of Blockchain Technical Committee in IEEE SMC Society
  • Grant Panelist/Reviewer
    • National Science Foundation (NSF), CNS Core, 2019
    • Eminence Fund of University of British Columbia, 2018
    • The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 2018
    • Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, 2018,2019
    • Climbing project of Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018
  • Guest Editor for:
    • Special Issue on Blockchain and Knowledge Automation, "IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems"
    • Special Issue on Security and Privacy in Cloud-Assisted Big Data Processing, "Security and Communication Networks",
  • Program Chair for:
    • International Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing (SCC), 2019
  • Program Committee Member for:
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Visitors and Students:

  • Visiting Scholars:
    • Prof. Kunpeng Wang (from Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    • Bo Pang (Ph.D student from Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Postdocs:
    • Long Chen
  • Ph.D students:
    • Zhen-Liang Lu
    • Yanan Li
    • Craig Kenney
    • Yuan Lu (Co-advised with Prof. Grace Wang)
    • Songlin He (Co-advised with Prof. Chase Wu)
  • Master students:
    • Ahmed Damci
Complete student list ..

Media Coverage:


The merit based CSRankings of NJIT:
     cryptography rank 40;   cryptography rank 28 since 2016
     crypto+security rank 55;   crypto+security rank 40 since 2016

My Erdös number is 3 :-).
     Me → Nikos Leonardos → Michael Saks → Erdös
     Me → Alex Russell → Leonardo J. Schulman → Erdös
     Me → Moti Yung → Naga Alon → Erdös