I am a post-doctoral research fellow at Poly.
I obtained my PhD from National University of Singapore in 2006.
My research interests include cryptography as well as
multimedia, biometric, and network security. My current research focuses on
the security of handling noisy data, such as images and biometrics. I am
interested in the design and application of cryptographic schemes to deal
with security threats where noisy data are used, and I emphasize rigorous
treatment and provable security. I'm working on serval projects at the moment:
the first looks at the security issues involved in handling noisy data (for
example, biometric authentication and digital watermarking schemes), and the
second examines security in authentication data integrity in networking
(more specifically, issues related to content distribution with network coding
and key predistribution schemes and their applications in
digital rights managements). I have had my research published in various
places, among them EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, INFOCOM, and ICNP.
I've been interested in computer security since my
undergraduate years, and the more I found out about it, the more I was
attracted to the beauty of the mathematics behind it, and to the ingenious
thinking of the great people in this area. It is always like a game to me:
attacking and defending a real system, or a mental game between good guys
and bad guys. It is always fun. Besides working on security problems, I also
love reading, sports, movies, and music. I especially like kung-fu movies
(Bruce, Jet, Jackie, and more), and kung-fu novels (in Chinese).
reason I chose Poly is that there is a very strong security group here,
where people study all kinds of interesting problems in various areas. I
really like talking to people with a wide array of different backgrounds who
are working on a range of different problems. This often gives me a lot of
inspiration. In general, I've found Poly a good place to be, and one of the
advantages of being in New York is that there are a number of top
universities nearby, and a lot of conferences and workshops taking place in
the area. This makes communication and discussion with other researchers
much easier. I would say that half of my ideas are the direct results of
discussions with others.
My long-term goal is to continue to do research in
computer security and to stay in academia, because thinking about
interesting problems and finding ways to solve them is really fun for
me.For more information about me, see my personal home page here.
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