Qiang Tang

Senior Lecturer
(U.S. Associate Professor)
School of Computer Science
The University of Sydney

Phone: +61 2 9114 2199
Email: qiang.tang (at) sydney.edu.au

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Currently, I am not actively taking new Ph.D. students, unless, you already have paper at good security/crypto/distributed computing conferences (examples...), then feel free to drop me an email with your CV and paper.


2023.11. Host the visits of Prof. Steven Galbraith from U Aukland and Prof. Jintai Ding from Tsinghua U.
2023.10. Prof. Bart Preneel from KU Leuven visited our group and gave a talk on Crypto Wars.
2023.9.   Qiang delivered an invited talk at NTU SCRiPTS Center.
2023.8.   Our "Predicate Aggregate Signature" and "UE with version control" will both appear at Asiacrypt 2023!
2023.8.   Qiang joins the PC of CRYPTO 2024, please submit your good results!
2023.7.   Qiang will serve as the PC co-chair of PKC 2024 , please submit your good papers!
2023.7.   Qiang is interviewed by Ricardo Goncalves from SBS "On the Money" Show .
2023.7.   Our paper of Private Yet Compliable Cryptocurrency Exchange will appear in NDSS 24!
2023.7.   Zhenliang won the USYD Faculty of Engineering Career Advancement Award, Congratulations!
2023.6.   Our works on consensus appeared on Communication of the ACM.
2023.5.   Qiang joins USENIX Security 24 PC, please submit your good work!
2023.5.   Prof. Zhiqiang Lin from Ohio State visited our group.
2023.4.   Qiang gave an invited talk at KAUST RC3 Seminar Series on End to Same End Encryption.
2023.3.   Qiang won a DSI Research Pilot Project on RegTech.
2023.3.   Qiang will be serving as the PC of NDSS 2024 , Asiacrypt 2023. Please submit your good works!
2023.2.   Qiang got the 2023 SOAR Prize.
2023.1.   Our work of DumboMVBA was included in Consensus Canon of the world leading blockchain VC a16zcrypto.
2023.1.   Qiang joined the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC).
2023.1.   Our Verifiable Capacity Bound Function (paper, open problems) will be appearing at PKC 2023.
2023.1.   Qiang delivered an invited talk on Dumbo Family in IFIP WG10.4 83rd meeting.
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About Me:

I am currently an Senior Lecturer (equal to U.S Associate Professor), at the School of Computer Science of The University of Sydney.

From 2016.8 -- 2020.1, I was an assistant professor at computer science department of New Jersey Institute of Technology and co-directing the JACOBI Blockchain Lab with JD vice president Prof. Jian Pei , and ISCAS vice chief engineer, Prof. Zhenfeng Zhang. Prior to that, I was a postdoc at Cornell University, 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.   A bit more...

Research Interests:

My research interests lie in applied & theoretical cryptography, blockchain technology, privacy and computer security. And it is currently supported by Ethereum Foundaion, Stellar Foundation, Protocol Labs, Algorand Foundation, and USYD.

My research was previously also supported by NSF, JD.com, AFRL, Google, DoE, Protocol Labs, Particl Foundation, and NJIT .

Publications: DBLP, Google Scholar

Selected publications:
  • Blockchain Technology: CCS 15,20,22(a),22(b), NDSS 20,22, PODC 20, ICDCS 18,20,22(a),22(b), ESORICS 20,21 ...

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

  • Accountability: CCS 13, CCS 15, ESORICS 15, ESORICS 18, CRTPYO 21...

  • Information Theoretic Security: EUROCRYPT 16, TIFS 16, ITC 21..
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Honors and Awards:

  • 2023, SOAR Prize, USYD
  • 2023, Oracle for Research Award
  • 2022, Stellar Foundation Research Awards
  • 2022, Ethereum Academic Award
  • 2020, YWCC Research Award, NJIT
  • 2020, Member, Sigma Xi
  • 2019, MIT Technical Review, 35 Chinese Innovators Under 35
  • 2019, Google Faculty Research Award
  • 2016, Asiacrypt Conference Paper Award
  • 2015, Taylor Booth Fellowship


Visitors and Students:

  • Visitors:
  • Postdocs:
      Hanwen Feng
      Zhen-Liang Lu (Co-host with Prof. Vincent Gramoli)
  • Ph.D students:
    • Yanan Li
    • Tian Qiu
    • Erin Kenney (NJIT, Co-advised with Prof. Chase Wu)
  • M.Phil. students:
    • Sam Polgar
    • Xinrui Zhang
    • Tianyi Zhang
    • Michael Mai
    • Quanhao Chen
  • Honors students:
    • Jason Dixson
    • Emily Brooks
    • Yuchen Ye
    • Jiang Wu
    • Kangyue Fu
  • Alumni:
    • Long Chen (postdoc from 2018.7 -- 2021.6, now an associate professor at Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    • Yuan Lu (Ph.D., graduated 2020, now an asssociate professor at Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    • Keisuke Harada (Master, now Executive Director of SMBC)
    • Kunpeng Wang (visiting professor from Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    • Songlin He , now an associate professor at SWJTU.
    • Bo Pang (visiting Ph.D student from Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    • Riley Justus Vaughan (Honors, now at USYD Law School)
    • Nhi Nguyen (honors, now UNSW PhD)
    • .....
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Selected Professional Activities:

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Media Coverage:


  • My Erdös number is 3 :-).
         Me → Nikos Leonardos → Michael Saks → Erdös
         Me → Alex Russell → Leonardo J. Schulman → Erdös
         Me → Moti Yung → Naga Alon → Erdös