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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2019.4.   Decentralized Cybersecurity Management project funded by Air Force Research Lab.
2019.4.   Qiang delivered an invited talk at Ripple speaker series at University of Kansas.
2019.4.   Qiang is invited to serve as PC for INFOCOM 2020.
2019.3.   Qiang won a Google Faculty Award. NJIT NEWs
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. Highlights
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.
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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, ..
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Selected Professional Activities:

  • Founding Co-Chair of Blockchain Technical Committee in IEEE SMC Society
  • Grant Panelist/Reviewer
    • National Science Foundation (NSF), CNS Core, 2019
    • The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 2018
    • MITACS Accelerate Researh Proposal, Canana, 2019
    • Eminence Fund of University of British Columbia, 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
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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