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Short Bio

Dr. Yuan Hong received his Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2013. Prior to that, he received the M.Sc degree in Computer Science from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and the B.Sc degree from Beijing Institute of Technology, respectively.

He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Security and Digital Forensics at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), and also an affiliated faculty in the Department of Computer Science (Courtesy), and the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (Courtesy).

His research interests include Privacy, Security, Digital Forensics, Optimization and Data Analytics. He has published in refereed journals and conferences proceedings, including IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Computer Security, Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Energy Research, Optimization Letters, CIKM, EDBT, ICDM, etc. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, SUNY Research Foundation, and UAlbany.

I am looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students to work on privacy and cybersecurity (RA positions are available!). To apply (Ph.D. in Computer Science), please email me your CV and transcripts. Visiting scholars and students are also welcome to contact me.

What's new:

  • [07/2017] Our energy community discovery paper is accepted to IEEE SmartGridComm '17
  • [07/2017] Dr. Hong is invited to give a research talk in HotPrivacy Workshop in Washington DC
  • [06/2017] Our flowshop scheduling under stochastic/dynamic disruptions paper is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • [04/2017] Our privacy preserving smart meter streaming paper is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
  • [03/2017] Dr. Hong is invited to serve as the publicity chair of ICISS 2017
  • [01/2017] Dr. Hong is invited to serve on the TPC of DBSEC 2017
  • [01/2017] Our energy consumption scheduling paper is accepted to Energies journal [Impact Factor: 2.077]
  • [10/2016] Dr. Hong's one privacy research proposal is selected as one of the four finalists for the "Collaboration Ventures: Setting a Human Rights Research" program
  • [09/2016] Dr. Hong (PI) received an NSF grant on Smart Microgrids Privacy
  • [06/2016] Dr. Hong attended the SEED Security Education Workshop hosted by Dr. Wenliang Du at Syracuse University
  • [05/2016] Dr. Hong received a Faculty Research Award Program grant from UAlbany
  • [04/2016] Dr. Hong participated in the NSF CISE CAREER Workshop 2016
  • [01/2016] Dr. Hong is invited to serve on the TPC of DBSEC 2016
  • [12/2015] Dr. Hong is invited to co-edit a book for World Scientific Publishing on Innovations in Information Security