Faculty

Cong Wang
Professor
IEEE fellow
Homepage: cs.cityu.edu.hk/~congwang

Dr. Cong Wang is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong. He serves/has served as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Networking Letters, Journal of Blockchain Research, and TPC co-chairs for a number of IEEE conferences and workshops. He is a fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the ACM.

Selected Honors and Awards
  • RGC Research Fellow, Research Grants Council, 2021
  • IEEE Fellow, IEEE, 2020
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE ICDCS, 2020
  • IEEE INFOCOM Test of Time Paper Award, IEEE, 2020
  • The President's Awards 2019, City University of Hong Kong, 2019
  • Outstanding Research Award (Junior Faculty), City University of Hong Kong, 2019
  • First Place Award, The 2019 iDASH Genome Privacy & Security Competition, National Institute of Health (NIH) and Indiana University, 2019
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE ICPADS, 2018
  • Outstanding Supervisor Award, City University of Hong Kong, 2017
  • Founding Member, Young Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, 2017
  • The President's Awards, City University of Hong Kong, 2017
  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE ICDCS, 2017
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE MSN, 2015
  • No. 1 top accessed article in INFOCOM'10 (1 out of 276 accepted papers), since 2010
  • No. 1 top accessed article in ICDCS'10 (1 out of 84 accepted papers), since 2010

Research Staff

Chengjun Cai, Research fellow

Chengjun obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from City University of Hong Kong in July 2021, under the supervision of Prof. Cong Wang. Before his Ph.D. candidature, he worked as a research assistant at City University of Hong Kong from 2016 to 2017, and obtained his Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Technology from Jinan University, Guangzhou, in July 2016. His research interests include decentralized data-driven applications, blockchain security, and applied cryptography.

In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, cycling, playing soccer, and watching TV shows/movies. He also likes to travel and make new friends.

Lingchen Zhao, Research fellow

Lingchen obtained his Ph.D. degree in Cyber Science and Engineering from Wuhan University in June 2021, under the supervision of Prof. Qian Wang, and obtained his Bachelor degree in Information Security from Central South University, in June 2016. His research interests include data security and secure computing.

In his spare time, he likes watching anime.

Yi Liu, Research assistant, Homepage

Yi Liu received his B.Eng. degree from Heilongjiang University in 2019. He was an intern at Tencent Jarvis Lab. His research interests include but are not limited to security and privacy in machine learning, federated learning, and AIoT.

Shenglong Yao, Undergraduate technical assistant

Shenglong is now a 3rd-year undergraduate student at City University of Hong Kong for his BSc degree. His research interests include but are not limited to binary security and web front end security. He is interested in CTF competitions and dedicated to organize a CTF team.

In his leisure time, Shenglong prefers to do computer geek activities and electronic DIYs. Moreover, he also enjoys sports activities such as table tennis, soccer and swimming.


Postgraduate Student

Jing Yao, PhD student

Jing Yao received the B.Sc. degree from Xi'an University of Technology in Information and Computing Science, and the M.Eng. degree from Shaanxi Normal University in Computer Science. Her research interests include but are not limited to data security, cloud security, and hardware-assisted security.

In her spare time, Jing enjoys hanging out with friends, having dinner parties.

Yuefeng Du, PhD student, Homepage

Yuefeng receives his BSc degree at City University of Hong Kong in 2018. His research interests include applied cryptography, blockchain, and network security.

In his leisure time, he enjoys exploring numerous topics: cognitive science, AI for NLP, cosmology, and management science. He likes playing chess and his favourite game is Capitalism II.

Xiangyi Meng, PhD student, Homepage

Xiangyi received his B.Eng. degree from Xiamen University in 2018. He received the National Scholarship in 2015 and the first prize of the 6th Huawei Cup National Undergraduate Intelligent Design Contest in 2016. During his undergraduate, he worked as a compute architect intern in NVIDIA Shanghai for 4 months. His research interests include but are not limited to data privacy, cloud security, hardware-assisted security, and differential privacy.

In his spare time, Xiangyi likes to play table tennis and soccer and also work out at the gym. Singing is also one of his huge hobbies. He is currently trying to enhance his Cantonese to a daily communication level.

Yufei Chen, PhD student, Homepage

Yufei received the B.Eng. degree and the B.Man. degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University. Owing to his outstanding academic performance, he has been awarded the National Scholarship (2017, 2018, and 2020) and the Cyber Security Scholarship (2019). He also worked as a research intern at Qihoo 360 in 2018. He is interested in trustworthy machine learning and behavioral biometrics.

Anxin Zhou, PhD student

Anxin received the B.Eng. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2018. His research interests include blockchain, cryptography, and distributed system.

In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, fitness, and swimming.

Zhengxiang Zhou, PhD student

Zhengxiang received his B.Eng. degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen in 2019, and he is currently a 3rd-year Ph.D student in CityU. He is interested in binary security.

He likes swimming, and enjoys computer geek activities.

Mingyue Wang, PhD student

Mingyue received the B.Eng. degree with the Department of Computer Science and Technology from Harbin Engineering University in July 2018, and is currently a 3rd-year Ph.D. student in the HITSZ-CityU Joint Ph.D. Program. Her current research interests include cloud computing security, applied cryptography, and blockchain technology.

In her spare time, Mingyue loves hiking and playing badminton.

Xiang Zheng, PhD student, CityU Presidential Scholarship

Xiang Zheng obtained his Master degree from Department of Automation at Tsinghua University in 2019, and recieved his B.Eng degree with the "highest honor" from SHENYUAN Honors College (formerly known as School of Advanced Engineering) at Beihang University in 2016. His main research area is robust meachine learning, especialy in area of adversarial reinforcement learning, with the aim of designing robust and secure machine learning methods for various AI applications, like zero-sum multiplayer games, space robot control, etc. He was the recipient of the Presidential Award in 2020 at City University of Hong Kong.

Table tennis is his favourite sport.

Yichen Zang, PhD student

Yichen received his B.Sc. degree from the School of Computer Science, Wuhan University. He was awarded the honorary title of Outstanding Graduate of Wuhan University. He is interested in studying Network Security and Mobile Security.

In his spare time, Yichen loves reading and hiking. He also enjoys traveling with friends.

Zheng Zheng, PhD student

Zheng received her B.Eng. degree from Wuhan University in June 2019 with the specialty of Information Security Engineering, and is currently a 3rd-year Ph.D. student in the CityU-WHU Joint Ph.D. Program.

Zheng loves watching movies and singing. She also enjoys meeting with different people and making new friends.

Peipei Jiang, PhD student

Peipei received her B.Eng. degree from Wuhan University in June 2019 with the specialty of information security, and is currently a 3rd-year Ph.D. student in the CityU - WHU Joint Ph.D. Program. She received the Excellent Freshman Scholarship for Postgraduate (Outstanding Award, top 1%) in WHU, 2019 and the National Scholarship in 2017 and 2018.

Peipei loves cats.

Yanlin Wang, PhD student

Yanling received her B.Eng. degree from Wuhan University in June 2019 with the specialty of Computer Science and Technology, and is currently a 3rd-year Ph.D. student in the CityU - WHU Joint Ph.D. Program. She received the IBM China Outstanding Student Scholarship in 2019.

In her spare time, Yanling loves boxing. She also enjoys eating out with friends.

Wentao Dong, PhD student, Homepage

Wentao received his B.Eng. in Computer Science at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2018. He received the Academic Excellence Scholarships every academic year. He has been working as software engineer (or intern) at Tencent, Intel, Sangfor, as well as research assistant at LoCCS and CityU. He is interested in “applicable & pragmatic” Privacy Enhancement Technologies recently, as well as AI, Blockchain, Cryptography.

Currently, he enjoys fitness, cycling, and hiking.

Rui Lian, PhD student

Rui received the B.Eng in Cyber Security at Communication University of China in 2019, and the M.Sc in Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong in 2020. She is interested in building secure decentralized applications with the help of trusted execution environments and cryptography.

In her spare time, she loves movies and hiking.

Xinyan Li, PhD student

Xinyan received her B.S. degree from South China University of Technology in 2019, and the M.S. degree from City University of Hong Kong with distinct honor, all in Computer Science. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at City University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include searchable encryption, differential privacy, and deep learning.

Xinyan loves doing puzzles, hiking, and reading. She also enjoys meeting new friends from different cultures and backgrounds.

Sirui He, PhD student

Sirui received his first Bachelor's degree at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2015, when he was 15. Though he once focused on algorithms, he found his interest in ISA and system level security during his second undergraduate period in Zhejiang University. Currently he is trying to build hardware and binary defenses in a more algorithmic approach.

Sirui creates classical music in his spare time, and loves to hang out with friends for anything.

Leqian Zheng, PhD student, HKPF winner

Leqian received his B.Sc. degree at the City University of Hong Kong in 2021 with first-class honours. He received the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship in 2021. His research interests include but are not limited to searchable encryption, differential privacy, and hardware-assisted security.

Currently, Leqian enjoys playing CS:GO and hiking. He has kept three cats since 2020.

Zizhuo Chen, PhD student

Zizhuo Chen received his B.Eng. degree from School of Computer Science at Wuhan University in July 2021. His research interests include AI security and data security.

Zizhuo loves photographing and making videos.

Yiyin Zhang, PhD student

Yiyin received her B.S. degree from Beihang University in 2018 with the specialty of Information and Computing Science, and was awarded outstanding graduate from Beihang University. Currently, she is a 4th-year Ph.D. student in the CityU-UCAS Joint Ph.D Program.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking.


Alumni and Visitor

Name Position in Lab Known Position
Rabeya Bosri Research assistant
Huayi Duan PhD student Postdoctoral fellow, ETH zürich, Switzerland
Yifeng Zheng PhD student, Research fellow Lecturer (Assistant professor), Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China
Xinyu Wang PhD student Senior research and development engineer, Tencent Holdings Limited, China
Qiyuan Liang Undergraduate student MSCS student, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Zixuan Huang Undergraduate student MSR student, Carnegie Mellon University, America
Jiaqing Chen Undergraduate student MSCS student, Columbia University, America
Ruikang Li Undergraduate student MSCS student, Duke University, America
Leqian Zheng Undergraduate student PhD student(HKPFS), City University of Hong Kong, China
Yu Guo PhD student, Postdoc, Research fellow Lecturer (Assistant professor), Beijing Normal University, China
Lei Xu Postdoc Associate professor (tenure-track), Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Cheng Tan Postdoc lecturer, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Ruochen Wang Research assistant MSc student, University of Washington, America
Shengshan Hu PhD student Associate professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Helei Cui PhD student, Research fellow Associate professor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Zhenkui Shi PhD student Lecturer, Guangxi Normal University, China
Leo Yu Zhang Research associate Lecturer (Assistant professor), Deakin University, Australia
Xingliang Yuan PhD student, Research fellow Senior lecturer, Monash University, Australia
Jinghua Jiang PhD student Senior engineer, Baidu, Shenzhen
Chengcheng Dai PhD student Research engineer, Huawei Hangzhou, China
Fei Chen Postdoc Lecturer, Shenzhen University, China
Yilei Chu Undergraduate student Software engineer, Facebook, US
Jianxiong Lin Undergraduate student MSc student, University of California San Diego, US
Yuqi Li Undergraduate student PhD student, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, US
Hang Sun Undergraduate student MSc student, University of Southern California, US
Yan Zhang MSc student Researcher, Create Technology & Science Co., Ltd, China
Yiying Zhang Summer intern MSc student, Yale University, US