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 students/scholars positions are available.


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.
2018.8.   Qiang is invited to speak at a private workshop on Encryption, Surveillance, and Transparency .
2018.8.   Qiang is invited as expert reviewer for Eminence Fund of University of British Columbia.
2018.7.   Qiang is invited as expert reviewer for The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
2018.7.   Qiang is invited to serve on PC of PKC '19
2018.6.   Our paper about accountability in attribute based encryption is accepted to ESORICS 2018.
2018.6.   Qiang is invited to give a lecture about blockchain at Mediterranean Shipping Company. Inc.
2018.4.   Our paper about correcting a subverted hash function is accepted to Crypto 2018.
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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, 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, ..
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Selected Professional Activities:

Complete activitie list ..

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:
    • Hridam Basu
    • Zhen-Liang Lu
    • Yuan Lu (Co-advised with Prof. Grace Wang)
    • Songlin He (Co-advised with Prof. Chase Wu)
  • Master students:
    • Craig Kenney
  • Undergrad students:
    • Uday Manchanda
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