Robert H. Deng

Research Interests

  • Applied cryptography
  • Data security and privacy
  • Multimedia security
  • Mobile, wireless and sensor network security
  • Trusted computing and system security


Honors and Awards

  • KRDL Achievement Award, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore, June 1998
  • KRDL Excellence Award, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore, March 1999
  • University Outstanding Researcher, National University of Singapore, 1999
  • Lee Kuan Yew Fellow for Research Excellence, Singapore Management University, 2006
  • Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Community Service Star and Showcased Senior Information Security Professional, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2), 2010
  • Distinguished Paper Award, the 19th Annual Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2012), USA, 2012
  • Best Paper Award, the 13th Joint IFIP TC6 & TC11 Conference on Communications and Multimedia Security (CMS 2012), UK, 2012
  • Huawei Dstinguished Collaboration Project Award, Huawei Shield Lab, Singapore, 2016
  • 2017 Best Journal Paper Award, IEEE Communications Society, Big Data Technical Committee, 2017

Recent Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Security & Privacy Maganize (2016-now), IEEE
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2012-2016), IEEE
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Security and Privacy of Electronic Health Information Systems, International Journal of Information Security, Vol. 14, No. 6, November 2015
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Information Security (2013-2015), Springer
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Multimedia Intelligence and Security (2009-now),Inderscience
  • Guest Editor, Special Issues on Trust in Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, Computer & Security, Vol. 47, November, 2014
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Cryptography in Cloud Computing, Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 30, January 2014
  • Editorial Board Member, Special Issue on Security and Privacy in Complex Systems, IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 7, No. 3, September 2013
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2009-2012), IEEE
  • Associate Editor, Security and Communication Networks (2007-2013), Wiley
  • Information Security Area Editor, Journal of Computer Science and Technology (2006-), Science Press, China and Springer
  • Chair of Steering Committee, ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (AsiaCCS) (2013-2017)

Recent Invited Talks and Keynotes

  • Invited Talk, "A layered approach to secure mobile computing ", Cyber Week 2017 – Academic Track, 25-29 June 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Keynote, "Achieving end-to-end security in mobile computing ", the 21st ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT 2016), 6th-8th June, 2016, Shanghai.
  • Keynote, "Flexible and scalable search and sharing of encrypted data in the cloud", the 7th International Conference on Trusted Systems (Intrust 2015), 7th-8th December, 2015, Beijing.
  • Keynote, "Efficient and privacy-preserved sharing of encrypted data in the cloud", the 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE Trustcom 201515), 20-22 August, 2015. Helsinki, Finland.
  • Distinguished Lecture, "Protecting security and privacy of outsourced data in the cloud", the Croucher Foundation Advanced Study Institute – Information Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Cloud Computing, 2-4 December 2014, Hong Kong.
  • Invited talk, "Towards secure and usable user authentication in e-banking and e-payment", 2014 Huawei Strategy and Technology Workshop, 13-15 May 2014, Shenzhen, China.
  • Keynote speech, "RFID security & privacy –recent developments & challenges ", the 2013 Workshop on RFID and IoT Security (RFIDsec 2013 Asia), 27 November 2013, Guangzhou, China.
  • Keynote speech, "Access Control of Encrypted Data in Untrusted Servers ", the 4th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2012), 12-13 December 2012, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Keynote speech, "Detecting Node Clones in Wireless Sensor Networks ", the 6th International ICST Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks(SecureComm 2010), 7-9 September 2010, Singapore.