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Professor Zheng YAN, PhD

The State Key Lab on Integrated Services Networks

School of Cyber Engineering

Xidian University

Research Interests
  1. Information security and privacy
  2. Trust modeling and management, trusted computing
  3. Network security, intrusion detection, malware detection
  4. Trust, security and privacy in social networking and IoT
  5. Cloud computing security, trust and privacy
  6. 5G/6G security, trust and privacy 
  7. Security related data analytics
  8. Big data trust management
  9. Blockchain and its applications
Contact Information

Address: No.2 South TaiBai Road, POX 91, Xi\\\\\'an, 710071, China

Email: zyan@xidian.edu.cn

Tel: (+86)18691958048


Zheng Yan received the B. Eng in electrical engineering and M. Eng in computer science and engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1994 and 1997. She received a second M. Eng in information security from National University of Singapore in 2000. She received the Licentiate of Science and the Doctor of Science in Technology in electrical engineering from Helsinki University of Technology in 2005 and 2007. She is currently a full professor at the Xidian University, Xi\'an, China. She joined the Nokia Research Center, Helsinki in 2000, working as a senior researcher until 2011. She authored more than 350 peer-reviewed papers and solely authored 2 books. 250+ papers are first or correspondingly authored by her. She is the inventor of 66 patents and 50 PCT patent applications, 30 of which were solely invented and 90+ of them were adopted by industry. She was invited to offer more than 40 talks or keynotes in international conferences and universities. Her research interests are in trust, security and privacy; and data analytics. Prof. Yan is an area/associate editor of IEEE IoT Journal, Information Sciences, Information Fusion, IEEE Network Magazine, JNCA, Security and Communication Networks, etc. 20+ international and national journals, a special issue  guest editor of more than 30 journals, such as IEEE TII, IEEE JBHI, IEEE TNSE, ACM TOMM, Information Fusion, IEEE Systems Journal, Future Generation Computer Systems, Computers & Security, IJCS, ACM/Springer MONET, and IET Information Security, etc., and acts as a reviewer for many top journals. She is a funding steering committee co-chair of IEEE Blockchain conference. Serving as a leader role, she is the organizer of IEEE Cybermatics Congress 2022, IFIP Networking 2021, IEEE TrustCom/BigDataSE/ISPA-2015, EAI MobiMedia2016, IEEE CIT2014/2017, CSS2014, ICA3PP2017, NSS2017, etc. She serves as a steering committee or organization committee member for more than 30 conferences and a TPC member for more than 50 conferences, e.g., IEEE Infocom, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE GlobeCom,  IEEE ICC, ACM MobileHCI, ACM SAC, etc. She has offered over 40 invited keynote speeches and talks in international conferences, world-top companies, etc.

She received many awards and honors, including World Top 2% Scientist in ICT, IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (woman), 2021 N²Women Star in Computer Networking and Communications, Distinguished Inventor Award of Nokia (2020) for her significant technology contributions, Aalto ELEC Impact Award (2020) for patent contributions to Finnish society, Elsevier 2020 and 2021 highly cited Chinese researcher, 17 times IEEE Distinguished/Outstanding/Service Leadership/Service Awards (2010-2022), 3 times EU project awards, the 2017 Best Journal Paper Award issued by IEEE Communication Society Technical Committee on Big Data, the Best Paper Award of SpaCCS2019, the Outstanding Paper Award of IEEE TrustCom 2022, Excellent PhD Dissertation Supervisor Award of Chinese Society of Electronic Education, etc. She is a Fellow if IET.