Associate Professor

Phone: 
(202) 994-5919
Email: 
nzhang10@gwu.edu
Campus Location(s): 
715 Academic Center
Office Hour: 
  • Tue: 2:30pm-4:30pm
Personal Home Page: 

http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~nzhang10

Nan Zhang is an assistant professor of Computer Science at the George Washington University. Before he joined GWU in 2008, he was an assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2006, and his B.S. from Peking University, China, in 2001, both in Computer Science. His current research interests include privacy and security issues in databases, data mining, and computer networks, including security and anonymity in data collection, publishing, and sharing, privacy-preserving data mining, and wireless network security and privacy. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2008.

Education: 
Ph.D., 2006, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
B.S., 2001, Peking University, China
Interests: 

Privacy and security issues in databases, data mining, and computer networks, including security and anonymity in data collection, publishing, and sharing, privacy-preserving data mining, and wireless network security and privacy.

Selected Publications: 

1. N. Zhang, S. Wang, and W. Zhao, A New Scheme on Privacy-Preserving Data Classification , Proceedings of the 11th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2005.

2. N. Zhang and W. Zhao, Distributed Privacy-Preserving Information Sharing , Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), 2005.

3. N. Zhang and W. Zhao, Privacy-Preserving Data-Mining Systems , IEEE Computer, 40(4), 2007.

4. N. Zhang and W. Zhao, Privacy Protection Against Malicious Adversaries in Distributed Information Sharing Systems , IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 20(8), 2008.

5. W. Yu, N. Zhang, X. Fu, R. Bettati, and W. Zhao, On Localization Attacks to Internet Threat Monitors: An Information-Theoretic Framework , Proceedings of the 38th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2008.