Presenter: Yong Xiang                                                 


Privacy protection is an emerging and important issue in modern information era. In this talk, I will first introduce the concept and background of privacy protection. Then I will outline the potential research themes in the area of privacy protection. After that, more details about these research themes will be presented in relation to some practical applications, including privacy protection in biometric authentication systems, Internet of Things, and big data. Current challenges and future research will also be discussed along these research themes. 


Yong Xiang is a Professor at the School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia. He is also the Director of Deakin-Southwest University (SWU) Joint Research Centre on Big Data, the Director of Data to Intelligence Research Centre, and the Director of Deakin Blockchain Innovation Lab. He was the Associate Head of School (Research) (2013-2018) and the Director of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Research Cluster (2013-2019). He has obtained many research grants, including 5 Discovery and Linkage grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC). He has published 5 monographs, over 130 refereed journal articles (mainly in IEEE journals), and numerous conference papers. Some of his research results have been commercialised. His current research interests include information security and privacy, signal and image processing, data analytics and machine intelligence, Internet of Things, and blockchain. Professor Xiang was a member of the ARC Research Evaluation Committee (Mathematics, Information and Computing Sciences), evaluating the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) in 2018. He is a Senior Area Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters and an Associate Editor of IEEE Access. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He served as Guest Editor for several journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Multimedia Magazine, etc. He has been invited to give keynote speeches and chair committees in many international conferences, review papers for numerous international journals and conferences, chair technical sessions in conferences, and assess grant applications for the ARC. Professor Xiang is a senior member of the IEEE.