Our research in Network Information System Security & Privacy (NIS&P) Lab focuses on three branches of security research: cloud computing security, wireless security and big data security. In all fields, we are intrigued by security and privacy problems that underlie various information systems and motivate us to search for practical and meaningful solutions for the physical world.

In cloud security, we aspire to provide secure and privacy-assured data service outsourcing that is usable, scalable, and meets performance goals, through: privacy-preserving and effective search over a large-scale of encrypted data files, privacy-preserving secure cloud storage auditing with strong guarantees of storage correctness, and privacy-preserving and secure outsourcing computations over various engineering problems in large scale.

In wireless security, our curiosity leads us to address the challenge of establishing robust and secure communication channels by leveraging physical layer (PHY) characteristics and technqiues. In particular, we are intrigued by emerging short-range communication technologies over smart devices, and propose to conduct a joint performance and security design for off-the-shelf smartphones, which considers and integrates advanced techniques from various dimensions. Our ultimate goal is to significantly advance the state-of-the-art and develop innovative and sophisticated security and defense strategies.

In big data security, we are highly motivated to investigate privacy-preserving mechanisms for transformation, utilization and applications in the big data domain. Our main focus is on privacy-preserving machine learning and especially deep learning scheme designs, targeting at providing security solutions for data training, data classification and feature extraction phases etc. Our research is a multi-disciplinary research effort that optimizes and enhances the state-of-the-art solutions by leveraging various advanced cryptographic tools and/or differential privacy techniques.

Announcement

NIS&P Lab looks for highly motivated students to join exciting research projects on Information Security and Privacy! If you are interested in research, please come to visit our lab and join us to have a great time.

Research Highlights

Search over Ciphertexts
Secure Outsourced Computation
Color Barcode Streaming
Gait Identification
Differential Privacy

News and Events

Jul. 2017
The results of our ICDCS 2017 paper are covered by worldwide medias including CBS NEWS, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, and THE CONVERSATION etc.
Jul. 2017
王骞教授入选湖北省青联联合会第十三届委员会常务委员、归国青年与海外华侨界别工作委员会副主任委员!
Jul. 2017
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TIFS!
Jul. 2017
Dr. Qian Wang delivered an Invited Talk, titled "Graph Encryption for Exact Shortest Distance Queries" at IEEE DSC 2017!
Jun. 2017
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by Ad Hoc Networks!
Jun. 2017
Dr. Qian Wang is awarded the Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of Hubei Province in 2017 (湖北省杰出青年基金)!
Jun. 2017
Dr. Qian Wang is invited to join the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (T-DSC) Editorial Board and serve as an Associate Editor!
Jun. 2017
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TIFS!
Jun. 2017
Our paper won the Best Student Paper Award in IEEE ICDCS 2017! Congratulations!
Apr. 2017
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TIFS!
Apr. 2017
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by ACM MobiHoc 2017!
Mar. 2017
Dr. Qian Wang is appointed as an Area Editor for TIIS Journal
Mar. 2017
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TC 2017!
Mar. 2017
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE ICDCS 2017!
Jan. 2017
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE Network 2017!
Jan. 2017
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by FC 2017!
Nov. 2016
NIS&P lab got two papers accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2017!
Nov. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by Computer Networks!
Nov. 2016
Dr. Qian Wang is invited to join the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (T-IFS) Editorial Board and serve as an Associate Editor!
Oct. 2016
Ph.D. student Shengshan Hu and Master students Yan Zhang, Man Zhou and Lihao Ni with Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor won the National Scholarship! Congratulations!
Oct. 2016
Master students Man Zhou, Tao Lei, Minxin Du and Minghui Li with Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor are honored with First Prize of 2016 China Graduate Contest on Application, Design and Innovation of Mobile-Terminal! Congratulations!
Oct. 2016
Master students Zheng Zhang, Lihao Ni, Tao Lei and Man Zhou with Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor are honored with Second Prize of 2016 China Graduate Contest on Application, Design and Innovation of Mobile-Terminal! Congratulations!
Oct. 2016
Ph.D. student Shengshan Hu with Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor is honored with Second Class of Academic Innovation Scholarship! Congratulations!
Oct. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TMM!
Oct. 2016
Dr. Qian Wang receives 2016 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award!
Sept. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE JSAC!
Sept. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TMC!
Sept. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE ICPADS 2016!
Aug. 2016
Ph.D. student Shengshan Hu with Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor won the Best Paper Award in IEEE TrustCom 2016! Congratulations!
Aug. 2016
Undergraduates Siyan Zheng, Xiu Lin, Yan Qi and Shuangke Wu with Dr. Qin Zou and Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor and co-supervisor are honored with First Prize of 2016 National Undergraduate Information Security Contest! Congratulations!
Aug. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by SecureComm 2016!
Jul. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TDSC!
Jul. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TDSC!
Jun. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TrustCom 2016!
Jun. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by ACM MobiCom 2016!
May. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by JPDC!
May. 2016
王骞教授被任命为武汉大学软件工程国家重点实验室主任助理 (Director Assistant of State Key Lab of Software Engineering)
May. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TIP!
Apr. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by Information Sciences!
Mar. 2016
Dr. Qian Wang is invited to serve on the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of IEEE INFOCOM 2017!
Mar. 2016
Dr. Qian Wang is invited to serve on the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of Milcom 2016 Track 3 - Cyber Security and Trusted Computing!
Mar. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE ICDCS 2016!
Mar. 2016
王骞教授被任命为武汉大学网络空间信息安全研究院副院长 (Associate Dean of Cyber Space Security Research Institue)
Mar. 2016
Dr. Qian Wang is invited to serve as the Session Chair for the session "Jamming" in IEEE INFOCOM 2016!
Mar. 2016
Dr. Qian Wang is invited to serve on “全国高校物联网应用创新大赛”专家委员会 and “物联网科普专家工作组”!
Mar. 2016
Dr. Qian Wang is invited to serve as Program Vice Chair and the Co-Chair of track “Security and Trustworthy Computing” for ICPADS 2016!
Feb. 2016
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by ACM AsiaCCS 2016!
Feb. 2016
Dr. Qian Wang is awarded as one of the 100 Distinguished TPC Members of IEEE INFOCOM 2016!
Jan. 2016
Dr. Qian Wang is invited to serve on the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of ACM SecureComm 2016!
Dec. 2015
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE ICASSP 2016!
Dec. 2015
Undergraduate Man Zhou with Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor is honored with "Fu Rong Xue Zi" Excellent Student Award in Wuhan University! Congratulations!
Dec. 2015
Undergraduate Tao Lei with Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor is honored with"Liu Daoyu" Innovative Learning Award! Congratulations!
Dec. 2015
Undergraduate Chenbo Xia with Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor won the National Scholarship! Congratulations!
Dec. 2015
Undergraduates Man Zhou ,Guancheng Li, Yushan Zheng, Xiaobing Chen and Lihao Ni with Dr. Qian Wang and Dr. Qin Zou as the supervisor and co-supervisor won the First/Second/Third Class Scholarship! Congratulations!
Nov. 2015
NIS&P lab got two papers accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2016!
Sept. 2015
Undergraduates Man Zhou, Lihao Ni, Tao Lei, Zheng Zhang with Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor are honored with First Prize in 2015 National TIIC Undergraduate IOT Design Contest! Congratulations!
Sept. 2015
Dr. Qian Wang is invited to serve on the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of IEEE ICDCS 2016!
Sept. 2015
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TSC!
Sept. 2015
The CPC Party Secretary of Wuhan University Han Jin visited NIS&P lab!
Aug. 2015
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters!
Aug. 2015
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TVT!
Aug. 2015
Undergraduates Tao Lei, Zheng Zhang, Lihao Ni, Man Zhou with Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor are honored with Grand Prize in Central and Southwestern China Division in 2015 National Undergraduate IOT Design Contest! Congratulations!
Aug. 2015
Undergraduates Man Zhou, Jikun Li, Tao Lei, Lihao Ni with Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor are honored with First Prize in Central and Southwestern China Division in 2015 National Undergraduate IOT Design Contest! Congratulations!
Aug. 2015
Undergraduates Man Zhou, Jikun Li, Tao Lei with Dr. Qian Wang as the supervisor are honored with Second Prize of 2015 National Undergraduate Information Security Contest! Congratulations!
Jul. 2015
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by ACM CCS 2015!
Jul. 2015
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by ESORICS 2015!
Jul. 2015
NIS&P lab is honored with “Youth Civilization Unit of HuBei Province”!
Jun. 2015
NIS&P lab held Networking and Security Summit (NaSS) 2015 in School of Computer Science!
Jun. 2015
Undergraduate Guancheng Li receives Google Excellence Scholarship 2015!
Jun. 2015
Dr. Qian Wang is invited to serve on the program committee of ACM AsiaCCS 2016.
Apr. 2015
Dr. Qian Wang is invited to serve as Publicity Chair and serve on TPC of IPCCC 2016.
Mar. 2015
Dr. Qian Wang and Dr. Zhibo Wang are invited to serve on IEEE INFOCOM 2016 TPC!
Mar. 2015
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE ICDCS 2015!
Mar. 2015
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TMC!
Jul. 2014
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE TMC!
Jul. 2014
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE ICNP 2014!
Jun. 2014
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE Wireless Communications!
Mar. 2013
NIS&P lab got one paper accepted by IEEE Wireless Communications!