Lei Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. Since then, he has been with Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, as a Postdoctoral Researcher. He is a full Professor with the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. He has been a holder/co-holder of more than 10 China/Spain-funded (key) projects. His fields of activity are information security, cryptography, VANET security, cloud security, data privacy, and network security. He has authored over 70 publications, including: IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE-ACM Transactions on Networking, ESORICS 2014, ASIACRYPT 2011. He is the editors of The Scientific World Journal: Computer Science, International Journal of Information and Network Security, International Journal of Computer and Software Engineering, and, was the Guest Editor of Future Generation Computer Systems. He has served in the program committee of more than 40 international conferences, in the steering committee of 2 international conferences, and as a technical reviewer for over 40 major scientific journals in information security and privacy. He is a member of IEEE.
We are looking for PhD students to join our group. The candidate will have the opportunity of carrying out her/his PhD program around the study and development of new advanced cryptographic mechanisms with a view to applications to secure VANET systems, secure cloud /fog systems and data privacy.
We welcome candidates with an MSc degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering and related areas. Good analytical skills and familiarity with mathematical reasoning are mandatory. Strong background in theoretical computer science and principles of modern cryptography are an advantage.