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.