Runhua Xu (许,润华),

is a Research Staff Member in

the AI Security & Privacy Solutions group at
IBM Research - Almaden based in San Jose, CA

He holds Ph.D. degree in Information Security from
School of Computing and Information
University of Pittsburgh
Prior to that, he received M.S. in Computer Science from
Beihang University
and B.E. in Software Engineer from
Northwestern Polytechnical University

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Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Specialization
secure computing, privacy-preserving collaborative machine learning
applied cryptography, blockchain, access control
security and privacy issues in edge/cloud computing
Publications
2020

Runhua Xu and James B.D. Joshi “CryptoEdge: Practical Secure Aggregation over Encrypted Data at the Edge.” (under peer review)

2020

Runhua Xu, James B.D. Joshi and Chao Li. “NN-EMD: Efficiently Training Neural Networks using Encrypted Multi-sourced Datasets.” (under peer review)

2020

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Runhua Xu and James B.D. Joshi “Revisiting Secure Computation Using Functional Encryption: Opportunities and Research Directions.” In The 2ed IEEE International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Intelligent Systems, and Applications (TPS), IEEE 2020.

2020

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Chao Li, Balaji Palanisamy, Runhua Xu , Jian Wang, Jiqiang Liu “NF-Crowd: Nearly-free Blockchain-based Crowdsourcing.” 2020 International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS-20), Shanghai, China. IEEE 2020.

2020

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Runhua Xu and James B.D. Joshi “Trustworthy and Transparent Third Party Authority.” ACM Transactions on Internet Technology. ACM 2020.

2019

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Runhua Xu, Nathalie Baracaldo, Yi Zhou, Ali Anwar and Heiko Ludwig. "HybridAlpha: An Efficient Approach for Privacy-Preserving Federated Learning." In 12th ACM Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Security(AISec’19), November 15, 2019, London, United Kingdom. ACM 2019.

2019

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Runhua Xu, James B.D. Joshi and Prashant Krishnamurthy. “An Integrated Privacy Preserving Attribute Based Access Control Framework Supporting Secure Deduplication.” IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. IEEE 2019.

2019

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Runhua Xu, James B.D. Joshi and Chao Li. "CryptoNN : Training Neural Networks over Encrypted Data." In The 39th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2019), Dallas, USA. IEEE 2019.

2019

[ arXiv ]
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Chao Li, Balaji Palanisamy, and Runhua Xu. “Scalable and Privacy-preserving Design of On/Off-chain Smart Contracts.” In The First International Workshop on Blockchain and Data Management (BlockDM 2019), Macau SAR, China, IEEE 2019.

2018

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Runhua Xu, Balaji Palanisamy and James B.D. Joshi. “QueryGuard: Privacy-preserving Latency-aware Query Optimization for Edge Computing.” In 2018 17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications(TrustCom-18), New York, USA. 2018.

2017

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Runhua Xu, James B.D. Joshi, Prashant Krishnamurthy and David Tipper. “Insider Threat Mitigation in Attribute based Encryption.” In 9th Annual National Cyber Summit (Research Track), Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL, USA. 2017.

2016

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Runhua Xu and James B.D. Joshi. “Enabling Attribute Based Encryption as an Internet Service.” In 2016 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing, Pittsburgh, USA. pp. 417-426.IEEE, 2016.

2016

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Runhua Xu and James B.D. Joshi. “An Integrated Privacy Preserving Attribute Based Access Control Framework.” In 2016 IEEE 9th International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE CLOUD 2016) (Research Track), San Francisco, USA. pp. 68-76. IEEE, 2016

2015

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Runhua Xu, and Bo Lang. “A CP-ABE scheme with hidden policy and its application in cloud computing.” International Journal of Cloud Computing, Advanced Cloud and Big Data. vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 279-298. 2015.

2014

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Bo Lang, Runhua Xu, and Yawei Duan. “Self-contained Data Protection Scheme Based on CP-ABE.” EBusiness and Telecommunications, Communications in Computer and Information Science. pp. 306-321. 2014

2013

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Runhua Xu, Yang Wang, and Bo Lang. “A Tree-Based CP-ABE Scheme with Hidden Policy Supporting Secure Data Sharing in Cloud Computing.” In Advanced Cloud and Big Data (CBD), 2013 International Conference on, Nanjing, China. pp. 51-57. IEEE, 2013.

2013

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Bo Lang, Runhua Xu, and Yawei Duan. “Extending the ciphertext-policy attribute based encryption scheme for supporting flexible access control.” In Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT), 2013 International Conference on, Reykjavik, Iceland. pp. 1-11. IEEE, 2013.

2012
Runhua Xu and Bo Lang. “Survey on security model of authenticated key exchange protocols.” The 9th Graduate Students Academic Forum of Beihang University. pp. 434-442. 2012. (in Chinese)


Academia Services & Activities
Journal Review
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security(TIFS);
IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC);
ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT);(sub-reviewer)
IEE Access
Conference Review/External Review
IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2017, 2019);
IEEE International Conference on Big Data (BigData 2016, 2019);
IEEE International Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing (CIC 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019);
IEEE International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Intelligent Systems, and Applications (TPS 2019);
IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2017);
IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP 2019);
IEEE International Conference on Data Science in Cyberspace (DSC 2019);
ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2016, 2017);
ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT 2017, 2019, 2020);
ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2017);
International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2019, 2020);