About Me

Dr. XiaoFeng Wang is a James H. Rudy Professor at Indiana University, Co-director of IU’s Center for Security and Privacy in Informatics, Computing and Engineering, and the Vice Chair of ACM SIGSAC (special interest group on security, audit and control). He is also a PC Co-Chair of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), the ACM’s flagship security and privacy conference during 2018 and 2019. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He is considered to one of the most prominent system security researchers, a top author according to online statistics such as CSRankings and System Security Circus (ranked #5 among 7,600 authors during the past 18 years). Dr. Wang is known for his high-impact research on security analysis of real-world systems and biomedical data privacy. Particularly, the projects he led on payment and single-sign-on API integrations, Android and iOS security and IoT protection have changed the way the industry built these systems. Also he is a pioneer researcher on human genome privacy and a co-founder of the iDASH Genome Privacy Competition that contributes to reducing the gap between security and cryptography research and real-world demands for biomedical data sharing and computing protection. More recently, he is actively working on hardware-assisted secure computing, intelligent security, cybercrimes, and IoT security. Dr. Wang has received numerous awards, including Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (the PET Award), Best Practical Paper Award at the 32nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, and IEEE Fellow (for contributions to system security and genomic privacy). His work has been extensively reported by public media, including CNN, MSNBC, Forbes, Slashdot, Nature News, etc. Dr. Wang’s research has been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Army Research Office (ARO) and industry. Since joining IU in 2004, Dr. Wang has been involved in research grants totaling $10.8 million, serving as PI on over $9 million (before end of 2018). Here is his (less recent) CV.