Sherman S. M. Chow

B.Eng., M.Phil. (HKU), M.S., Ph.D. (NYU)
EAI Fellow 2019
100 Most Influential Scholars (Security and Privacy, 2018)
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Sherman is an Associate Professor of the Department of Information Engineering (IE) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), which he joined in November 2012. He received the Early Career Award 2013/14 by the Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC). He is also a program co-director of MSc in Information Science and Technology Management (Full-time), co-offered by Department of Decisions, Operations and Technology, CUHK Business School.

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 Friedrich-Alexander-U., Academia Sinica, U. Maryland, U. Calgary, U. Texas, MIT, and Queensland University of Technology.

He works on Cryptography, Cyber Security, Privacy, Theoretical Computer Science and Communications, and has published in major conferences such as AsiaCrypt, CCS, EuroCrypt, ITCS, NDSS, S&P, and Usenix Security.

He has served as a program co-chair of CESS '24, BlockSEA '18, CANS '17, Security in Cloud Computing '15, ISC '14, and ProvSec '14, and as a senior program committee member of PETS '22-'23. He also serves on the program committees of 270+ international conferences/workshops (full list in '10-'24) on cryptography, security, privacy, network, cloud, fintech, access control, AI, IoT, PKI, and forensics, including He is invited to help He serves/served on the editorial boards of also as a lead guest-editor of He is co-chairing the SIG on Fundamentals under IEEE TEMS Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (since May '21),
a founding member of IEEE SMC's Blockchain technical committee (since '18),
and a research committee of Hong Kong Blockchain Society (since Sep '19).

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IERG 4150 Introduction to Cryptography (Fall 2023, Fall 2022, Fall 2021)

IERG 4360 Blockchain and Applications (Fall 2023, co-teaching with Jack Ma)

ENGG 5383 Applied Cryptography (Spring 2023, Fall 2020, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013)

IEMS 5725 Blockchain and Applications (Spring 2023)

DSME 6788 Cyber Security (1st Trimester, 2022-23; 2nd Trimester, 2021-22; 3rd Trimester, 2020-21, 2019-20; 2nd Trimester, 2018-19)

SBMS 3208 Forensic Science (Guest Lecture on IT Forensics, Fall 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019)

CSCI/IERG 5590/IEMS 5709 Advanced topics in Blockchain (Spring 2022, Spring 2020, Spring 2019)

IERG 4210 Web Programming and Security (Spring 2021)

IERG 5310 Security & Privacy in Cyber Systems (Fall 2019, Spring 2015)

IERG 4220 Secure Software Engineering (Springer 2018, Spring 2017)

IERG 4130 or ESTR 4306 Intro. to Cyber Security (Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013)

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