• PhD & M.E (1991, 1988), Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Yokohama National University, Japan.
  • B.Sc.(1982), Department of Computer Science, Nanjing Institute of Technology, China.


  • 7/2015 – present    Chair and Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • 8/2001-6/2015    Professor, Department of Software and Information Systems, UNC Charlotte.
  • 2005-2008; Founding director of ISAC — Information Security and Assurance Center, UNC Charlotte.
  • 3/1998-7/2001    Founding director of LINKS — Laboratory for Information and Network Security, Monash University, Australia.
  • 1/2001 – 7/2001    Professor, School of Network Computing, Monash University, Australia.
  • 1/1999 – 12/2000   Reader, School of Network Computing, Monash University, Australia.
  • 3/1997 – 2/1998    Visiting Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1/1995 – 12/1998   Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Information Technology, Monash University, Australia.
  • 2/1992 – 1/1995    Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Wollongong, Australia.
  • 2/1991 – 2/1992    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Computer Science, University College, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia.


  • Associate Editor, The Computer Journal, Published by Oxford University Press, 1999-2008.
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Information Theoretic Security, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, published in June 2008.

Steering Committee Membership

  • The Public Key Cryptography (PKC) Annual Conference Series, since 1998 (co-founder and current Chair).
  • Workshop on Information Theoretic (Long Term) Security, since 2005.
  • The International Information Security Conference (ISC), since 2003.
  • The International IEEE Security in Storage Workshop series, since 2006.
  • The IEEE International Workshop on Information Assurance (IWIA), since 2003.
  • CFA (Certification Forum of Australia), 1998-2001.
  • ASIACRYPT Conference Series Steering Committee, 1996-1997.

Conference Chair:

  • The 2004 International Information Security Conference (ISC04), Palo Alto, CA, Sept 27-29, 2004.
  • The 2nd IEEE Computer Society International Workshop on Information Assurance, UNC Charlotte, April 8-9, 2004.
  • ASIACRYPT2002, Queenstown, New Zealand, December 2002. (Appointed by the Board of Directors of IACR — International Association for Cryptology Research)
  • The 2000 International Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Public Key Cryptography (PKC2000), Melbourne, January 2000.
  • The 1999 International Information Security Workshop (ISW’99), Kuala Lumpur, November 1999.
  • The 1999 International Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Public Key Cryptography (PKC’99), Kamakura, March 1999.
  • The 1998 International Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Public Key Cryptography (PKC’98), Yokohama, February 1998.
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