Sherman S. M. Chow

BEng, MPhil (HKU), MS, PhD (NYU)
[Scholar | Official]

joined the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in November 2012. He was a research fellow at Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, a position he commenced after receiving his Ph.D. degree from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. He interned at NTT Research and Development (Tokyo), Microsoft Research (Redmond) and Fuji Xerox Palo Alto Laboratory, and has made research visits to U. Maryland, U. Calgary, U. Texas, HKU, MIT, Academia Sinica, and Queensland University of Technology. These visits resulted in US patent and also in publications at major conferences such as CCS, EUROCRYPT, and ITCS.

He serves on the program committees of 120+ international conferences/workshops on cryptography, security, privacy, network, cloud, fintech, access control, IoT, PKI, and forensics, including AsiaCrypt 2017, '16, '15, '14, '13, '12, AsiaCCS 2017, '16, '15, '14, '13, ESORICS 2017, '16, '14, '13, ICDCS 2016, '15, Infocom 2017, '16, '15, SACMAT 2017, '16, Financial Crypt. 2015, '13, PKC 2015, ACM CCS 2014, etc.

He has served as a program co-chair of ProvSec and ISC '14, and Security in Cloud Computing '15.
He will be a program co-chair of CANS 2017 to be held in Hong Kong.

He serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), Intl. J. Information Security (IJIS) and J. of Information Security and Applications (JISA), and as a lead guest-editor of Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Special Issue on Security and Privacy in Mobile Clouds).

He has received the Early Career Award 2013/14 by the Hong Kong Research Grant Council.

Full list of PC duties during '10-'17 can be found at here.

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Research Areas: Cryptography, Cyber Security, Privacy, Theoretical Computer Science and Communications

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IERG 4220 Secure Software Engineering (Spring 2017)

IERG 4130 or ESTR 4306 Intro. to Cyber Security (Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013)

ENGG 5383 Applied Cryptography (Fall 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013)

Consider you are confessing your love, how can you sign a love letter such that only your crush knows it is from you, yet no one else will be convinced? Cryptography can help achieving these seemingly conflicting goals. It is not just about ensuring you are browsing a legitimate shopping website and no one else can see your credit card number. It is an inter-disciplinary subject with applications ranging from secure routing to anonymous reputation system. You will understand the magic under the hood of currently deployed systems. Special topics include privacy-enhancing cryptography and searchable encryption.

IERG 5310 Security & Privacy in Cyber Systems (Spring 2015)
This course discusses the design and realization of security and privacy services in practical large-scale systems.

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People from different background can do different research in cryptography.

Also check this and that of papers which will be the potential projects for students in my crypto class.
So, you must have found something interesting :)

Topics in Cryptography