Biography

In August 2022, I joined the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China, as a tenure-track assistant professor. I obtained my Ph.D. degree from Georgia Tech under the supervision of Alexandra (Sasha) Boldyreva in 2020. Then, I did my postdoc in the Cryptoplexity group led by Marc Fischlin at TU Darmstadt.

My research interests lie in cryptography and information security, and my current focus is on real-world cryptography. I am most passionate about analyzing deployed or soon-to-be-deployed security protocols and developing provably secure and practically efficient cryptographic solutions.

I am seeking self-motivated students and postdocs for our Applied Cryptography Group. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in working with me.

If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree with me and wonder what you would expect from that, this article about the Ph.D. experience might be very helpful and you can regard the master’s experience as a simplified version of that.

Interests
  • Cryptography
  • Information Security
Education
  • PhD in Computer Science

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • MEng in Computer Science and Technology

    Tsinghua University

  • BSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

    Beijing Normal University

Publications

(2021). Provable Security Analysis of FIDO2. In CRYPTO 2021.

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(2021). Secure Communication Channel Establishment: TLS 1.3 (over TCP Fast Open) versus QUIC. In Journal of Cryptology 2021.

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(2019). Secure Communication Channel Establishment: TLS 1.3 (over TCP Fast Open) vs. QUIC. In ESORICS 2019.

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(2018). Minimizing the Two-Round Even–Mansour Cipher. In Journal of Cryptology 2018.

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(2017). Human Computing for Handling Strong Corruptions in Authenticated Key Exchange. In CSF 2017.

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(2014). Minimizing the Two-Round Even–Mansour Cipher. In CRYPTO 2014.

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(2014). Tight Security Bounds for Key-Alternating Ciphers. In EUROCRYPT 2014.

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Contact

  • chens3@sustech.edu.cn
  • 1088 Xueyuan Blvd, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055
  • Office 614, South Tower, CoE Building