Rongxing Lu

Associate Professor


Computer Science

Gillin Hall 114

1 506 451 6966

Research interests

  • Applied Cryptography
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • IoT-Big Data Security and Privacy


Rongxing Lu has been an assistant professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada, since August 2016. Before that, he worked as an assistant professor at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore from May 2012 to August 2016. Rongxing Lu worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo from May 2012 to April 2013.

He was awarded the most prestigious “Governor General’s Gold Medal”, when he received his PhD degree from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2012; and won the 8th IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Asia Pacific (AP) Outstanding Young Researcher Award, in 2013. He is presently a senior member of IEEE Communications Society.

His research interests include applied cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies, and IoT-Big Data security and privacy. He has published extensively in his areas of expertise (with more than 7500 citations from Google Scholar), and was the recipient (with his students and colleagues) of the Student Best Paper Award, ITS Summit Singapore 2015, the IEEE IES Student Best Paper Award 2014, the Best Paper Awards of TSINGHUA Science and Technology Journal 2014, IEEE ICCC 2015, IEEE WCNC 2013, BodyNets 2010, and IEEE ICCCN 2009.

He was/is on the editorial boards of several international referred journals, e.g., IEEE Network, and currently serves the technical symposium co-chair of IEEE Globecom’16, and many technical program committees of IEEE and others international conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM and ICC. In addition, he is currently organizing a special issue on “security and privacy issues in fog computing” in Elsevier Journal “Future Generation Computer Systems” and a special issue on “big security challenges in big data era” in IEEE Internet of Things Journal.

Dr. Lu currently serves as the Secretary of IEEE ComSoc CIS-TC (Communications and Information Security Technical Committee). Dr. Lu is the Winner of 2016-17 Excellence in Teaching Award, FCS, UNB.