Rui Zhang (张瑞)

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Ph.D. Student

Department of Computing
Faculty of Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

Office: PQ509, Mong Man Wai Building, PolyU
Email: csrzhang1 [AT]


  • Jun. 2020: I have successfully completed my master's study!

  • Oct. 2020: I have started my PhD career in Hong Kong!


Rui Zhang is a PhD student in Computer Science at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, supervised by Prof. Song Guo (IEEE Fellow). Before that, he received his M.E. degree in Control Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University, co-supervised by Prof. Peng Cheng and Prof. Jiming Chen (IEEE Fellow) in group of Networked Sensing and Control (NeSC). His main research interests include but not limit to:

  • Federated Learning

  • Differential Privacy

  • AI Privacy & Security


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Ph.D. student in Computer Science, Sep. 2020 - Jun. 2023 (Expected)

  • Supervisor: Prof. Song Guo (IEEE Fellow)

Zhejiang University

  • M.E. in Control Science and Engineering, Sep. 2017 - Jun. 2020

  • Supervisor: Prof. Peng Cheng & Prof. Jiming Chen (IEEE Fellow)

Northeastern University

  • B.E. in Automation Engineering, Sep. 2013 - Jun. 2017

  • Average GPA: 90 / 100 (ranking top 5%)



A Novel Pseudonym Linking Scheme for Privacy Inference in VANETs

Rui Zhang, Xin Wang, Peng Cheng, and Jiming Chen
IEEE VTC 2020 [bibtex]

An Industrial Control System Testbed for the Encrypted Controller

Xing Li, Mengxiang Liu, Rui Zhang, Peng Cheng, and Jiming Chen
IEEE ICCPS 2018 [bibtex]


A Simulation Experiment Platform for Privacy Preservation Research in VANETs

Peng Cheng, Rui Zhang, Linkang Du, and Jiming Chen
China Patent No. ZL201910399620.X


Zhejiang University

  • Provincial Outstanding Graduate

  • Outstanding Graduate Leader Award

  • Award of Honor for Graduate

  • Endress+Hauser Scholarship

Northeastern University

  • ‘SIEMENS Cup’ Intelligent Manufacturing Challenge (Outstanding Winner)

  • American Mathematical Contest in Modeling (Honorable Mention)

  • Provincial Outstanding Undergraduate

  • National Scholarship (top 1.5%)

Academic Experience

Zhejiang Lab (之江实验室)

  • Research Intern, Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems, Jul. 2019 - Sep. 2019

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, Wireless Network and Mobile Computing (COMP5327), Spring 2021

Academic Services

  • Reviewer for IEEE Global Communications Conferences (GLOBECOM)

  • Reviewer for IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)

  • Reviewer for Journal of Sensors