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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 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 320 peer-reviewed papers and solely authored 2 books. She is the inventor of 57 patents and 50 PCT patent applications, 30 of which were solely invented and 80+ of them were adopted by industry. She was invited to offer about 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 Information Sciences, Information Fusion, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE IoT Journal, JNCA, Security and Communication Networks, etc., 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 is a fellow of IET and a senior member of the IEEE.

She received many awards and honors in recent years, including 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, the 2017 Best Journal Paper Award issued by IEEE Communication Society Technical Committee on Big Data, the Best Paper Award of SpaCCS2019, more than ten IEEE Outstanding/Distinguished Leadership/Service Awards (2010-2019), and the Outstanding Associate Editor of 2017 and 2018 for IEEE Access Journal. She is a Fellow of IET and a senior member of IEEE.