About Me


Associate Professor

Lead, Cybersecurity Discipline Group,

Department of Software Systems & Cybersecurity,

Faculty of Information Technology,

Director, Monash Blockchain Technology Centre (Monash BTC),

Monash University, Australia


My Google Scholar is here and my DBLP is here.

[NEWS January 2021] The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one of the top 50 universities in the world, has officially announced the formation of the new Global Alumni Advisory Board. I am honoured to be invited to join this Board. There are 12 members in the Board, including Norman Chan Tak-Lam, the ex-Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (from 2009 to 2019). You can read more (in Chinese) from here.

[NEWS January 2021] Our group got 2 papers accepted in NDSS 2021! It is first-authored by our postdoc and academic! Congratulation!

[NEWS January 2020] Welcome to explore our Monash Blockchain Technology Centre (Monash BTC) website at monash.edu/blockchain ! All kinds of collaboration are welcome!

[NEWS January 2020] Our group got a paper accepted in EUROCRYPT 2020! It is from our postdocs and academics! See you in Croatia.

[NEWS Sep 2019] We have just established the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre (Monash BTC). The official opening will be held at 26 Nov 2019. Stay tuned for more details!

 [NEWS Aug 2019] Our group got a paper accepted in ACM CCS 2019! It is from our PhD student Muhammed Esgin. Congratulation! See you in London.

[NEWS Jul 2019] Our group got 3 papers accepted in ESORICS 2019! All of them are from our PhD students. Congratulation! See you in Luxembourg.

[NEWS May 2019] Our group got a paper accepted in CRYPTO 2019! It is from our PhD student Muhammed Esgin. Congratulation!

[NEWS May 2019] I will be one of the Keynote Speakers in ACISP 2019 and International Symposium on Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure (AsiaCCS 2019 Workshop).

[NEWS 2018] I am honoured to receive the ‘ICT Researcher of the Year’ Award (winner) given by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the largest professional body in Australia representing the ICT sector. (Click Here for Monash Press Release!)

[NEWS 2018] Our group got 2 papers accepted in CCS 2018! One is from our PhD student Shangqi Lai. Another is from our research fellow Dr Shi-feng Sun. Congratulation to all!

[NEWS 2017] Monash and Collinstar sign multi-million dollar agreement to develop blockchain cryptocurrency (Hcash) and a joint-lab between Monash, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Collinstar has been established! I am the co-director of this lab! (I am honoured to be placed as the first cover page of Monash website!) (The Australian Report page1, page2)

[NEWS 2017] I will be one of the invited speakers in ProvSec2017, giving a speech about ring signature in related to blockchain!

[NEWS 2017] I am invited to join the Advisory Board of a new cryptocurrency – Hcash!

[Story of Linkable Ring Signature – Me – Monero] My PhD thesis (backed to 2004) is about Linkable Ring Signature. I am the founder of this notion! At that time, there was no commercial application at all. Until one day (in 2016), when I googled “Application of (linkable) ring signature”, suddenly came up the word “Monero”. By then, I know this cryptocurrency (currently ranked #10) deploys my PhD thesis as their core technology (they call it RingCT)!!! (They didn’t tell me, didn’t acknowledge me, and of course didn’t give me any reward!) But at least I know my PhD thesis did contain value! How much is the value? Take a look here! (around US$1.5 billion)! But I have to say, I have nothing affiliated to Monero. Currently I’m working towards a new cryptocurrency Hcash instead!