Dr ZHANG Chen (張晨博士)
BEng (Harbin University of Science and Technology)
MEng (Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen)
PhD (CityU)

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

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Dr Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK). She received her PhD degree in Computer Science from City University of Hong Kong in 2022; MEng degree in Computer Technology from Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen (HITSZ) in 2019; and BEng degree in Network Engineering from Harbin University of Science and Technology (HrbUST) in 2017.

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Her research interests include federated learning, network security, mobile edge computing, and AI security.
  • Outstanding Academic Performance Award (CityU)
  • Excellent Graduate Student (HITSZ)
  • National Scholarship for Graduate Students, Ministry of Education, PRC
Selected journal publications:
  • Chen Zhang, Yinbin Miao, Qingyuan Xie, Yu Guo, Hongwei Du, and Xiaohua Jia, "Privacy- Preserving Deduplication of Sensor Compressed Data in Fog-Cloud Systems", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 2022.
  • Yu Guo, Chen Zhang, Cong Wang, and Xiaohua Jia, "Towards Public Verifiable and Forward-Privacy Encrypted Search by Using Blockchain", IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), 2022.
  • Qingyuan Xie, Chen Zhang, and Xiaohua Jia, "Security-aware and Efficient Data Deduplication for Edge-assisted Cloud Storage Systems", IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), 2022.
  • Chen Zhang, Yu Guo, Xiaohua Jia, Cong Wang, and Hongwei Du, "Enabling Proxy-Free Privacy-Preserving and Federated Crowdsourcing by Using Blockchain", IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoTJ), vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 6624-6636, 2021.
  • Chen Zhang and Hongwei Du, "DMORA: Decentralized Multi-SP Online Resource Allocation Scheme for Mobile Edge Computing", IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 2497-2507, 2021.
  • Mingyue Wang, Yu Guo, Chen Zhang, Cong Wang, Hejiao Huang, and Xiaohua Jia, "MedShare: A Privacy-Preserving Medical Data Sharing System by Using Blockchain", IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), 2021.
Selected conference publications:
  • Chen Zhang, Boyang Zhou, Zhiqiang He, Zeyuan Liu, Yanjiao Chen, Wenyuan Xu, Baochun Li. “OBLIVION: Poisoning Federated Learning by Inducing Catastrophic Forgetting”, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2023.
  • Chen Zhang, Qingyuan Xie, Yinbin Miao, and Xiaohua Jia, "K-Indistinguishable Data Access for Encrypted Key-Value Stores", IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2022.
  • Chen Zhang, Yu Guo, Hongwei Du, and Xiaohua Jia, "PFcrowd: Privacy-Preserving and Federated Crowdsourcing Framework by Using Blockchain", IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), 2020.
  • Guotai Zeng, Chen Zhang, and Hongwei Du. "An Efficient Mechanism for Resource Allocation in Mobile Edge Computing" In International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA), 2020.
  • Chen Zhang, Hongwei Du, Qiang Ye, Chuang Liu, and He Yuan, "DMRA: A Decentralized Re- source Allocation Scheme for Multi-SP Mobile Edge Computing", IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2019.