Qiang Tang

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Ying Wu College of Computing

JACOBI Blockchain Lab

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

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Ph.D, postdoc, visiting scholars positions are always available for highly motivated candidates.


2020.6.   Our paper about Generic Lightclient for Permissionless Blockchain is accepted to ESORICS 20 , Congrats, Yuan!
2020.6.   Qiang is invited to serve as PC for INFOCOM 2021.
2020.5.   Qiang was awarded the YWCC Research Award.
2020.5.   Our paper of Dumbo-MVBA got accepted to PODC 2020 , Congrats Zhenliang, Yuan.
2020.3.   Our paper of Dumbo:Fast Asynchronous BFT Protocols got accepted to CCS 2020 , Congrats Zhenliang.
2020.2.   Our paper of practical decentralized Human Intelligent Tasks got accepted by ICDCS 2020 , Congrats, Yuan.
2020.2.   Qiang is invited to serve as PC for ASIACRYPT 2020.
2019.12. Our paper of Proof of Storage time was accepted to NDSS 2020 , Congrats, Long.
2019.12. Qiang is selected to be MIT Technical Review 35 Innovators Under 35 China, 2019. News , Talk
2019.10. Qiang delivered a keynote talk at China Blockchain Conference 2019. Media report 1 , 2
2019.10. Qiang is invited to serve as PC for ESORICS 2020 .
2019.10. Qiang will be serving as PC co-chair for ACM workshop SBC 2020 , please submit your good work.
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
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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 the JACOBI 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, AFRL, Google, DoE, Protocol Labs, Particl Foundation, and NJIT .

Publications: DBLP

Selected publications:
  • Blockchain Technology: CCS 15, ICDCS 18, ICDCS 20, NDSS 20, CCS 20, PODC 20, ESORICS 20 ...

  • Post-Snowden Cryptography: ASIACRYPT 16, CCS 17, CCS 17 Tutorial, CRYPTO 18, PKC 19...

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

  • Information Theoretic Security: EUROCRYPT 16, TIFS 16, ..
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Honors and Awards:

  • 2020, Ying Wu College of Computing, Research Award
  • 2020, Member, Sigma Xi
  • 2019, MIT Technical Review, 35 Innovators Under 35, China
  • 2019, Google Faculty Research Award
  • 2016, Asiacrypt Conference Paper Award
  • 2015, Taylor Booth Fellowship
  • 2013-15, Pre-Doctoral Scholarship, UCONN


Visitors and Students:

  • Visiting Scholars:
    • Prof. Kunpeng Wang (from Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    • Bo Pang (Ph.D student from Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    • Hanwen Feng (Ph.D student from Beihang University)
  • Postdocs:
    • Long Chen
  • Ph.D students:
    • Songlin He (Co-advised with Prof. Chase Wu)
    • Craig Kenney
    • Yanan Li
    • Zhen-Liang Lu
    • Yuan Lu (Co-advised with Prof. Grace Wang)
    • Tian Qiu
  • Master students:
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Selected Professional Activities:

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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