Professor of Security Engineering
Tel: +44 24 765 72614
Email: feng dot hao at warwick dot ac dot uk
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. He worked in the security industry for a few years before joining academia. With colleagues, he designed a few cryptographic protocols: AV-net, OV-net, J-PAKE, YAK, DRE-i, DRE-ip and SEAL. Among them, J-PAKE (with Peter Ryan) 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, D-Link, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Texas Instruments etc) and standardized in ISO/IEC 11770-4. DRE-ip (with Siamak Shahandashti) was successfully trialled in Gateshead during the UK local elections on 2 May 2019. His 2006 paper (with Ross Anderson and John Daugman) on "combining crypto with biometrics effectively" (IEEE Trans. Computers) 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. With Peter Ryan, he co-edited a book "Real-World Electronic Voting: Design, Analysis and Deployment" (CRC Press, 2017).