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Changwang Zhang

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MRES AND PHD TITLE

  • MRes: Immunising the Internet

First supervisor: Dr. Shi Zhou, Dept of Computer Science, University College London (UCL)

  • PhD  : A network level defence system


Research Homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/cwzhangres/

Chinese Homepage:http://blog.sciencenet.cn/u/mleoking

EDUCATION

M.S., Security Science, University College London, UK, 2011

M.S., Computer Science, National University of Defense Technology, China, 2009

B.S., Computer Science, National University of Defense Technology, China, 2007

THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC

I am very excited about the multidisciplinary research opportunities offered by SECReT. My previous research interests were in network security. I aim to extend my PhD research into other relevant areas, such as management science, social science, and business study. After all, it is not possible to eradicate cyber attacks by network technologies alone. We need to improve government regulations and industrial operations. More importantly we need to understand the social motivations and economic incentives underlying network attacks. This will allow us to develop active measures to counter Internet attacks, rather than merely relying on defensive measures.

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION

My research interests are in network security and its related fields. I am currently interested in building up a network level defence system for enterprise networks and the Internet. Recently we have proposed a router-based attack traffic identifying and filtering algorithm as a step towards such a system (see publication 1). 


RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • Network level security
  • Anti-attack and resilient network protocols and algorithms
  • People's perception and concerns of a network level security system
  • Social considerations about the Internet security

I AM SEEKING PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATIONS WITH

  • Internet Service Providers (ISP)

- Access to up-to-date Internet traffic traces

- Their expectations for a network level defence system

- Assistance in conducting Internet scale experiments

  • Industrial or commercial enterprises that are interested in network security

- Access to up-to-date Enterprise traffic traces

- Their perception and concerns about a network level defence system

- Collaborations on carrying out enterprise scale experiments

- Partnership in the commercialization of a cutting-edge technology in network security

  • Internet security organisations and research groups (people)

- Security reports and details

- Collaborations on conducting experiments and analyses

- Co-authors on research papers

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

1. Changwang Zhang, Jianping Yin, Zhiping Cai, and Weifeng Chen, RRED: Robust RED Algorithm to Counter Low-rate Denial-of-Service Attacks, IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 14, pp. 489-491, 2010. [REF|PDF]

2. Changwang Zhang, Jianping Yin, and Zhiping Cai, RSFB: a Resilient Stochastic Fair Blue algorithm against spoofing DDoS attacks, in International Symposium on Communication and Information Technology (ISCIT), 2009. [REF|PDF]

3. Xinwang Liu, Jianping Yin, En Zhu, Yubin Zhan, Miaomiao Li, and Changwang Zhang, A Max-Margin Learning Algorithm with Additional Features, FAW 2009, LNCS 5598, pp. 196-206, 2009. [REF|PDF]

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

From 2010, reviewer of IEEE Communications Letters

Jan 2010, invited talk at BAE Systems on "Anti-attack and resilient network protocols -The practical future of the Internet security"

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

13 July 2011, International Crime Science, British Library, London, UK.

31 March 2011, Meeting the Cyber Challenges of 2012, BCS Internet Specialist Group one-day conference.

6 Dec 2010, SECReT Revealed: UCL Security and Crime Science Research Network Conference 2010, University College London

9 Dec 2010, SECReT Industry Engagement Evening, University College London