Thang Hoang

Thang Hoang

Assistant Professor


I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech and a CCI Research Fellow. Prior to joining VT, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow hosted by Prof. Elaine Shi at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and a Research Associate hosted by Prof. Attila A. Yavuz at the University of South Florida (USF). I received my PhD degree from USF in August 2020.

My research spans the domains of cybersecurity and applied cryptography. I am interested in privacy, secure and verifiable computation, zero-knowledge proof, fuzzy cryptography, and trustworthy machine learning.


  • Applied Cryptograhy
  • Security and Privacy
  • Biometrics


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2020

    University of South Florida

  • MS in Computer Science, 2014

    Chonnam National University

  • BS in Computer Science, 2010

    University of Science, VNU-HCMC

Recent News

Jul 18, 2023
Got the Cybersecurity Research Grant from CCI. Thanks for your support!
Jun 30, 2023
Got the Collaborative Research Grant from 4-VA. Thanks for your continuous support!
May 01, 2023
Paper on oblivious encrypted search conditionally accepted to PETS 2023.4.
Apr 25, 2023
Paper on privacy-enhanced blockchain accepted to ICCCN 2023.
Mar 02, 2023
Got a seed grant from 4-VA for pre-tenure faculty. Thanks for your generous support!


VTBC: Privatizing the Volume and Timing of Transactions for Blockchain Applications

International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) 2023

ezDPS: An Efficient and Zero-Knowledge Machine Learning Inference Pipeline

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) 2023

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Efficient Dynamic Proof of Retrievability for Cold Storage

Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2023

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*underlined indicates my current/former advisees at the time of initial/completion of the project.


Postdoctoral Scholar
08.20 – 12.20
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburg, PA
Research Assistant & Associate
01.19 – 12.20
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Security Research Intern
06.16 – 08.16 || 06.18 – 08.18
Robert Bosch RTC
Pittsburgh, PA
Graduate Research Assistant
09.15 – 12.18
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
09.14 – 08.15
Saigon Technology University
Saigon, Vietnam
Research Scientist
03.14 – 09.14
RedOne Technologies
Gwangju, S. Korea


I am teaching the following course at VT
Past courses
  • CS 5594: Blockchain Technologies (Spring 2021, Spring 2023)
  • CS 4104: Data and Algorithm Analysis (Fall 2022, Fall 2023)
  • CS 4274: Secure Computing Capstone (Spring 2022)


I am fortunate to work with the following talented students

PhD students

  • Tung Le | Fall 2021 - current
  • Arman Riasi | Fall 2022 - current
  • Hoang Dung Nguyen | Spring 2023 - current
  • Changqi Sun | Fall 2023 - current
  • Edmund Amanor | Fall 2023 - current
  • Munshi Ala Muid (co-advise w/ Tijay Chung) | Fall 2023 - current

MS students

  • Jacob Haltiwanger | Fall 2022 - current
  • Atharva Haldankar | Fall 2023 - current

Visiting students

  • Haodi Wang | Spring 2021 - current, PhD student, Beijing Normal University


  • Trevor Miller, MS (2023)
  • Thesis: Privatizing the Volume and Timing of Transactions for Blockchain Applications
  • Mohit Bhasi, MS (2022)
  • Thesis: Privacy-Preserving and Immutable Audit Log for Sensitive Data Operations
    Current Position: Software Engineer @ Robinhood
    I am involved with the following events


    Program Committee
    <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PETS</a>


    Organzing Committee
    <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEEE S&amp;P</a> (Short-Talks Chair)
    Program Committee
    <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PETS</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IEEE MASS</a> (S&amp;P track), <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ACSAC</a>