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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If you are self-motivated, and enthusiastic about doing research for a Ph.D. on blockchain and cryptography, please drop me an email with your CV.


2023.5.   Qiang joins USENIX Security 24 PC, please submit your good work!
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.   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.
2022.12. Qiang joined the PC of CCS 2023, please submit your good works!
2022.10. We got another research award from Filecoin/Protocol Labs to support our blockchain research.
2022.10. Qiang joined the PC of WWW 2023, and ICDCS 2023 , please submit your good works!
2022.8.   Qiang delivered a keynote talk at the 19th International Conf on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST).
2022.8.   We are part of a team winning a bid to Algorand Center of Excellence .
2022.5.   Ethereum Foundation supported our research on consensus.
2022.5.   Qiang is invited to join Eurocrypt2023 PC, please submit your good work!
2022.5.   Our results of secure and usable cloud storage called ”End to Same End Encryption“ is accepted to USENIX Security 22!
2022.5.   We got another research award (the 3rd this year) from Stellar Foundation to support our consensus research.
2022.4.   Two new Dumbo family members Bolt-Dumbo-Transformer and Dumbo-NG will both appear at ACM CCS 22 !
2022.4.   Qiang gave an invited talk at UK Cybersecurity and Privacy Seminar Series .
2022.4.   Two results about consensus protocols are accepted to ICDCS 22.
2022.3.   Qiang is invited to join PC of SP (Oakland) 23, NDSS 23, Asiacrypt 22. Please submit your good work.
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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..
Complete publication list ..

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:
  • Ph.D students:
    • Zhen-Liang Lu
    • Yanan Li
    • Tian Qiu
    • Erin Kenney (NJIT, Co-advised with Prof. Chase Wu)
  • Master students:
  • 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)
    • 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