Haibin Zhang Ph.D.

  • Email: hbzhang AT umbc.edu
  • Office: ITE 357
Haibin Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Haibin received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis (with Prof. Matt Franklin), his M.S. from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his B.S. from Shandong University. Previously, he worked as a postdoc for two NSF frontier projects on cloud security -- the MACS project (with Prof. Marten van Dijk) and the Project Silver (with Prof. Michael Reiter). He is interested in cloud computing, cryptography, security, privacy, and distributed systems. He received the best paper candidate award at the 33rd IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems and proved the security of a NIST standard on ciphertext stealing. Haibin is one of the main inventors of Norton Zone, Symantec’s scalable cloud storage, and BChain, a highly efficient BFT protocol fully implemented within Hyperledger blockchain framework.

I lead the the DSS Lab.

I have multiple openings for fully funded PhD students and postdoc. Please send me an email. Possible projects inlcude cloud computing and cloud security (e.g, OpenStack Keystone/Nova/Neutron), blockchains (e.g., Bitcoin, smart contract, permissioned blockchains), and cyber physical systems security (e.g., privacy and fault tolerance in CPS).

To apply to the PhD program, please follow the link. I am affiliated to the CS department.