XiaoFeng Wang is a James H. Rudy Professor, co-director of IU’s Center for Security and Privacy in Informatics, Computing and Engineering, and the vice chair of ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control. He was a PC co-chair of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, the ACM’s flagship security and privacy conference, during 2018 and 2019.
Wang is considered to be one of the most prominent systems security researchers, a top author according to online statistics such as CSRankings and System Security Circus. He 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 systems, Android and iOS security and IoT security have changed the way the industry built these systems.
He is also a pioneer researcher on human genome privacy and a co-founder of the iDASH Genome Privacy Competition. More recently, he is working on hardware-assisted secure computing, intelligent security, cybercrimes and IoT security. Wang is an IEEE Fellow and a recipient of the Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, known as the PET Award.
His work has been extensively reported by public media, including CNN, MSNBC, Forbes, Slashdot and Nature News.
Areas of Expertise
Confidential computing, biomedical privacy (particularly genomic privacy), AI and machine learning security and privacy, 5G security, malware and cybercrime, other systems security and privacy.