Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore



Position: Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), Nanyang Technological University
Concurrent position: Deputy Director, Strategic Centre for Research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS))
Concurrent position: Cluster Director, Future Mobility Solutions (Cybersecurity, IoT, and Blockchain), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
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Office1: SCRIPTS Centre, Level 4, Research Techno Plaza, 50 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637553
Office2: Block N4, Room 02C-111, 50 Nanyang Ave, Singapore 639798 [Directions]
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Jun ZHAO (S'10-M'15) is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He received a PhD degree in May 2015 in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the USA (advisors: Virgil Gligor, Osman Yagan; collaborator: Adrian Perrig), affiliating with CMU's renowned CyLab Security & Privacy Institute, and a bachelor's degree in July 2010 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in China. Before joining NTU first as a postdoc with Xiaokui Xiao and then as a faculty member, he was a postdoc at Arizona State University as an Arizona Computing PostDoc Best Practices Fellow (advisors: Junshan Zhang, Vincent Poor).

His research interests and project areas are as follows:
1) AI and Data Science: optimization, computer vision (including project opportunities), natural language processing (including project opportunities), federated learning, reinforcement learning, adversarial machine learning.
2) Security and Privacy: federated learning, blockchains, adversarial machine learning, differential privacy, applied cryptography, secure multi-party computation.
3) Communications, Networks, Control, Learning: intelligent surfaces, 6G wireless communications, federated learning, edge/fog computing, signal processing, Internet of Things IoT, smart grid, cyber-physical systems CPS, graphs.

He is an Editor of many journals and a TPC member of many conferences; see

His papers received
Best Paper Award (IEEE Transaction Paper) by IEEE Vehicular Society (VTS) Singapore Chapter in 2019,
Best Paper Award in EAI International Conference on 6G for Future Wireless Networks (EAI 6GN) 2020, and
Best Paper Award in IEEE Globecom Workshop 2021.

As a Member of Team PrivBayes, he won 3rd Place in the 2018 USA NIST differential privacy synthetic data competition. A first-authored paper was a finalist for the best student paper award in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2014 (6 finalists out of 644 accepted papers).

Venues where my publications appear


• IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC)
• IEEE Transactions on Communications (TCOM)
• IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC)
• IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (T-IT)
• IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC)
• IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON)
• IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC)
• IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT)
• IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS)
• IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE)
• IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks (TSIPN)
• IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (TCNS)
• IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoTJ)
• IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (T-ITS)
• IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (TFS)
• IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC)
• IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (TGCN)
• Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS)
• IEEE Network (Magazine)
• IEEE Wireless Communications (Magazine)
• Neurocomputing
• Pattern Recognition
• Applied Energy
• IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (WCL)
• IEEE Communications Letters (CL)


• IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS)
• IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM)
• International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)
• ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD)
• IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)
• ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)
• IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT)
• IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC)
• IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
• International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)
• IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm)
• IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
• IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP)
• IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
• ACM ASIA Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM ASIACCS)
• Cambridge Workshop on Security Protocols
• International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA)
• IEEE International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt)
• IEEE Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton), organized annually by the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC)

Current and past

Current position and past employment history

• August 2018 – Present
 Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
• May 2017 – July 2018
 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, May 2017 – July 2018.
 Advisor: Xiaokui Xiao
• May 2015 – March 2017
 Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
 Advisors: Junshan Zhang, Vincent Poor
• August 2010 – May 2015
 PhD Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
 Advisors: Virgil Gligor, Osman Yağan, Collaborator: Adrian Perrig

Academic qualifications

• August 2010 – May 2015
 Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Awarded in May 2015
• September 2006 – July 2010
 Bachelor’s degree in Information Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, Awarded in July 2010.