Yang Zhang

Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA)

Yang Zhang (https://yanzhangalmo.github.io/) is a research group leader at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Saarbruecken, Germany. Previously, he was a postdoc working in the group of Michael Backes at CISPA from January 2017 to December 2018. Yang obtained his Ph.D. degree from University of Luxembourg in November 2016 under the supervision of Sjouke Mauw and Jun Pang. Prior to that, he obtained his bachelor (2009) and master (2012) degrees from Shandong University. Yang’s research mainly concentrates on data privacy. Topics include machine learning privacy, biomedical privacy, and social network privacy. Besides, he also works on algorithmic fairness, authentication, urban computing, social media analysis, and data mining. Yang has published multiple papers at top venues in computer science including WWW, CCS, NDSS, and IJCAI. His work has recently received NDSS 2019 distinguished paper award.