Thang Hoang

Thang Hoang

Assistant Professor


I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. 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 applied cryptography and machine learning, with special interests in privacy-enhancing technologies. I am interested in zero-knowledge proofs, multi-party computation, oblivious RAM and searchable encryption.


  • Applied Cryptograhy
  • Security and Privacy


  • 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

Opening PhD positions (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023)

I am looking for several talented, hardworking and self-motivated PhD students to work in the fields of cybersecurity and applied cryptography at VT. Please read this detailed description carefully and send your application package to thanghoang(at)vt(dot)edu if interested.

Recent News

Mar 23, 2021
Got a REP grant from CCI. Thanks for your support!
Dec 30, 2021
Paper on Secure File Sharing accepted to NDSS 2022
Dec 08, 2021
Got a recurrent grant from Bosch RTC for Privacy-Enhancing Technologies research. Many thanks for your continous support!
Sep 03, 2021
Paper on Polynomial Commitment with Batching accepted to USENIX Security 2022
Apr 16, 2021
Paper on Proof-of-Useful-Work accepted to SECRYPT 2021


Polynomial Commitment with a One-to-Many Prover and Applications

USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security) 2022


A Metadata-Hiding File-Sharing System with Malicious Security

Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2022


Proof-of-Useful-Randomness: Mitigating the Energy Waste in Blockchain Proof-of-Work

International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT) 2021


MOSE: Practical Multi-User Oblivious Storage via Secure Enclaves

ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY) 2020



Postdoctoral Scholar
08.20 – 12.20
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburg, PA
Research Assistant
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)


I am fortunate to work with the following talented students

PhD students
  • Thanh Tung Le (Fall 21)
  • Haodi Wang (Spring 21, visiting from BNU)
MS students Undergraduate
  • Jan Michalak
I am involved with the following events


Organzing Committee
Program Committee


Program Committee
Journal Reviewer
Conference (External) Reviewer