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Feng Hao

photographProfessor of Security Engineering

Room: CS3.30

Tel: +44 24 765 72614

Email: feng dot hao at warwick dot ac dot uk

Short bio

Feng Hao is a Professor of Security Engineering 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 IT industry for 6 years. He joined Newcastle University as a lecturer in 2010, and became a Reader in 2014 and a Professor in 2018 before moving to his present position. With colleagues, he designed a few cryptographic protocols: AV-net, OV-net, J-PAKE, YAK, DRE-i and DRE-ip, some of which have been used in real-life applications. In particular, J-PAKE has been adopted as an industry standard for the IoT commissioning process (used in Google Nest, ARM mbed, NXP IoT Gateway, OpenThread, D-Link border router, Qualcomm thread processor, Texas Instruments SimpleLink) and internationally standardized in ISO/IEC 11770-4. 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.