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I am a Lecturer in the Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity at the Faculty of Information Technology. I earned my PhD degree from City University of Hong Kong in 2016. Before that, I worked at Stromasys S.A., developing and optimising the dynamic instruction translation engine for virtual SPARC and ALPHA servers on the x86 platform.

My research focuses on designing innovative protocols, system prototypes (not legacy compatible) to solve the data privacy and security challenges in cloud and networked environments. Recently, I work to bridge the engineering gap in deploying searchable encryption protocols into practice, and build system prototypes based on hardware enclaves for a broad spectrum of applications that process large-scale data streams. I am also interested in cybersecurity assisted inter-disciplinary research with digital health, Internet of things, building information modelling, and machine learning.

My research has been supported by Australian Research Council, CSIRO Data61, Oceania Cyber Security Centre, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Monash Infrastructure.

Monash teaching commitment

Xingliang has experience as the Chief Examiner for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT 3031 Network Security

Xingliang has experience as the Lecturer for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT 3173 Sofware Security (UG)
  • FIT 3031 Network Security (UG)
  • FIT 5037 Network Security (PG)

Research area keywords

  • Data Security and Privacy
  • Secure Networked System
  • Encrypted Database

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Data61 CRP43 - Novel security solutions in the context of AI and potential quantum supremacy

Rudolph, C., Liu, J., Steinfeld, R., Sakzad, A., Yuan, X., Nepal, S., Globler, M., Ruj, S., Liu, D. & Knight, K.


Project: Research

UbiSENSE (ubiqutous sensing) for Cities (D61 Challenge: E01)

Yuan, X., Wen, S., Susilo, W., Kim, J., White, S., Tovey, A., Falletta, J., Giurco, D., Zeichner, F., Prakash, M., Taylor, S., Hilton, J. E., Cohen, R. C. Z., Dunstall, S., Bakar, K. S., Woolard, F., Pagendam, D., Liu, D., Jang, S. I., Ahmed, M., Pieprzyk, J., Ma, S., Nepal, S., Grobler, M., Camtepe, S., Sharman, C., Pasanen, J., Hugo, P., Muster, T., Lin, B., Toze, R., Keywood, M. D. & Knight, K.


Project: Research

Research Output

Enabling efficient privacy-assured outlier detection over encrypted incremental data sets

Lai, S., Yuan, X., Sakzad, A., Salehi, M., Liu, J. K. & Liu, D., Apr 2020, In : IEEE Internet of Things Journal. 7, 4, p. 2651-2662 12 p., 8882332.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Enabling encrypted Boolean queries in geographically distributed databases

Yuan, X., Yuan, X., Zhang, Y., Li, B. & Wang, C., 1 Mar 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. 31, 3, p. 634-646 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Privacy-aware and efficient mobile crowdsensing with truth discovery

Zheng, Y., Duan, H., Yuan, X. & Wang, C., 1 Jan 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. 17, 1, p. 121-133 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

An encrypted database with enforced access control and blockchain validation

Sui, Z., Lai, S., Zuo, C., Yuan, X., Liu, J. K. & Qian, H., 2019, Information Security and Cryptology: 14th International Conference, Inscrypt 2018 Fuzhou, China, December 14–17, 2018 Revised Selected Papers. Guo, F., Huang, X. & Yung, M. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 260-273 14 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; vol. 11449 ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Enabling authorized encrypted search for multi-authority medical databases

Xu, L., Sun, S., Yuan, X., Liu, J. K., Zuo, C. & Chungen, X., 18 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)