I am a research group leader at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Saarland Informatics Campus.

My research mainly concentrates on privacy in the modern society. Topics include machine learning privacy, biomedical privacy, social network privacy, and location privacy. Besides, I also work on urban informatics/computing, social media analysis, and data mining.

From January 2017 to December 2018, I was a postdoc working in the group of Michael Backes at CISPA. Prior to that, I obtained my Ph.D. degree from University of Luxembourg on November 2016. I hold my bachelor (2009) and master (2012) degrees from Shandong University, China.

What’s New

  • I will join the TPC of Socinfo 2019!
  • Our new technical report on data set inference and reconstruction attacks in the online learning setting is online.
  • I will join the TPC of PETS 2020!
  • Our paper “MBeacon: Privacy-Preserving Beacons for DNA Methylation Data” got distinguished paper award at NDSS 2019!
  • My solo-auhtored paper “Language in Our Time: An Empirical Analysis of Hashtags” got accepted in WWW 2019 as an oral presentation! See you in San Francisco!
  • I will join the TPC of ISMB/ECCB 2019!
  • I will join the TPC of CCS 2019!
  • I presented our work on social network privacy and machine learning privacy at Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, and Shandong Univeristy December, 2018.
  • Two papers titled “ML-Leaks: Model and Data Independent Membership Inference Attacks and Defenses on Machine Learning Models” and “MBeacon: Privacy-Preserving Beacons for DNA Methylation Data” got accepted in NDSS 2019. See you in San Diego!
  • I gave a talk at the Future Medicine Science Match November, 2018. Check the video!