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Prof. Haibo Hu

Prof. HU Haibo

Professor and Associate Head (Learning and Teaching)



Dr. Haibo Hu is a professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the programme leader of BSc (Hons) in Information Security. His research interests include cybersecurity, data privacy, and adversarial machine learning. He has published over 150 research papers in refereed journals, international conferences, and book chapters. As principal investigator, he has received over 25 million HK dollars of external research grants from Hong Kong and mainland China. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), and ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS). He also served in the organizing committee of many international conferences, such as EAI SPNCE 2023, ACM GIS 2020, IEEE ICDSC 2020, and IEEE MDM 2019, and in the programme committee of dozens of international conferences, including VLDB, ICDE, CIKM, SDM, and ICDM. He is the recipient of a number of titles and awards, including IEEE MDM 2019 Best Paper Award, WAIM Distinguished Young Lecturer, ICDE 2020 Outstanding Reviewer, VLDB 2018 Distinguished Reviewer, ACM-HK Best PhD Paper, Microsoft Imagine Cup, and GS1 Internet of Things Award. He is a senior member of ACM, IEEE and CCF, and a certified Cisco CCNA Security Trainer. 

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Research Interests

  • Data privacy
  • IoT and network security
  • Adversarial machine learning
  • Mobile and spatiotemporal databases

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