Zheng Yan received the B.Eng degree in electrical engineering and M.Eng degree in computer science and engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, in 1994 and 1997. She received a second M.Eng degree in information security from National University of Singapore, Singapore, in 2000. She received the Licentiate of Science degree and the S.D. degree in technology in electrical engineering from Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, in 2005 and 2007. She is currently a Professor at the Xidian University, China, and a Docent at the Aalto University, Finland. She joined the Nokia Research Center, Helsinki in 2000, working as a Senior Researcher until 2011. Before Nokia, she worked in I2R from 1997 to 1999 and at the IBM partner SingaLab from 1999 to 2000, Singapore. She authored around 80 publications and edited one book. She is the inventor of 25 patents and patent applications. She has given 6 keynotes and invited talks in international conferences and universities. Her research interests are in trust, security, and privacy. Yan serves as an Organizational and Technical Committee Member for more than 40 international conferences and workshops. She is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Convergence, an Editor of KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, a special issue Leading Guest Editor of IET Information Security, Computers and Security, Future Generation Computer Systems, Information Fusion, IEEE Systems Journal, and so forth, and acts as a reviewer for many reputable journals. She has organized IEEE TrustID2011/2012/2013, IEEE DASC 2012, a special track about Pervasive Social Computing with UIC/ATC2010 and IEEE iThings 2012. She is a Member of the IEEE. Her recent awards are Outstanding Leadership Award at IEEE iThings 2012; Outstanding Service Award at IEEE TrustCom 2012 and IEEE TrustID 2012; “100 Expert Plan” award of Shaanxi Province, specially recruited expert of Shaanxi Province, China (2011); Sisu Award in Nokia Research Center, Helsinki (2010); Best Organizer Award in UIC/ATC2010 (2010); EU ITEA Bronze Achievement Award (2008).
Biography Updated on 1 July 2013