Tel: +44 24 765 72614
Email: feng dot hao at warwick dot ac dot uk
Feng Hao is a Professor of Security Engineering, and Head of the Systems and Security (SAS) research theme at the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick. He received his PhD in 2007 in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. Being a security engineer, he has a mixture of industrial and academic experiences. Prior to starting his academic career, he worked in the security industry for 6 years. With colleagues, he designed a few cryptographic protocols: AV-net, OV-net, J-PAKE, YAK, DRE-i, DRE-ip and SEAL, some of which have been used in real-life applications. In particular, J-PAKE has been adopted by the Thread Group as a de facto standard to perform the IoT commissioning process (used in Google Nest, ARM mbed, NXP, OpenThread, D-Link, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Texas Instruments IoT products, etc) and internationally standardized in ISO/IEC 11770-4. DRE-ip has been successfully trialed in Gateshead during the UK local elections on 2 May 2019. His first paper during PhD on "combining crypto with biometrics effectively" (IEEE Trans. Computers 2006) is ranked the top in Google Classic papers in the category of "cryptography & computer security". His work on "self-enforcing e-voting" has led to a €1.5m ERC starting grant and an ERC proof-of-concept grant.