Qiang Tang

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Ying Wu College of Computing

4204 GITC Building
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heightes, Newark, NJ

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

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Ph.D positions are available for self-motivated students, please drop me an email if interested.


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.
2018.4.   Qiang is invited to speak to the State Congress on blockchain technology for the state of New Jersey.
2018.4.   Qiang is invited to serve on PC of INFOCOM 2019
2018.4.   Qiang host the visit of Dr. Ian Miers to talk about Cryptocurrency and Payment Privacy.
2018.3.   Our Blockchain application paper was accepted to ICDCS 2018, Congratulations Yuan !
2018.3.   Qiang host the visit of Dr. Tatsuaki Okamoto.
2018.2.   Qiang is invited as expert reviewer for Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong.
2018.1.   Qiang is invited to serve on PC of Asiacrypt 2018, please submit your good works.
2018.1.   Qiang is invited to be a panelist in MSQ Ventures 2018 US Blockchain Innovation Event - NYC.
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About Me:

I am currently an assistant professor at at the computer science department of New Jersey Institute of Technology. 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.


Publications: DBLP

  • Secure Computation against Kleptographic Attacks
    Alexander Russell, Qiang Tang, Moti Yung, Hong-Sheng Zhou

  • Subverting Subversion-Resistant Cryptosystems: On the Subtle Power of Composition
    Alexander Russell, Qiang Tang, Moti Yung, Hong-Sheng Zhou

  • Space Efficient Computational Multi-Secret Sharing and Its Applications
    Aggelos Kiayias, Murat Osmanoglu, Alexander Russell, Qiang Tang


Selected Professional Activities:

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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:
    • Hridam Basu
    • Zhen-Liang Lu
    • Yuan Lu (Co-advised with Prof. Grace Wang)
    • Songlin He (Co-advised with Prof. Chase Wu)
  • Master students:
    • Achal Verma (Now working as a blockchain engineer at OpenCrowd, NYC)
    • Bertram Gibson
    • Craig Kenney
    • Patel Keyul
  • Undergrad students:
    • Archit Gupta (Now graduate student at University of Washington, Seattle)
    • Matt Triplett
  • As Committee Member:
    • Xin Zhong
    • Haodi Jiang
    • Raina Samuel

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