Xiaowen Zhang

Xiaowen Zhang headshot alumni

Graduated: 2007

Post-Doctoral Position: Associate Professor
Xiaowen is an Associate Professor in Computer Science Department at College of Staten Island and in Ph.D. Program in Computer Science at CUNY Graduate Center.  He holds another Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University. His research and publications focus on cryptography and network security. He is a responsible teacher. All too often he goes extra miles to help his students and makes himself available in students’ needs and conveniences. He is the co-PI for an NSF program “Research experience for undergraduates in computational methods in high performance computing with applications to Computer Science.” This program (www.cs.csi.cuny.edu/REU ) runs for three consecutive summers from 2015 to 2017.
His dissertation in Computer Science was on designing stream ciphers. He is very grateful to his advisor Professor Michael Anshel for providing invaluable guidance and encouragement, and for answering his questions whenever he asked. He is also thankful to Professors Theodore Brown, Benjamin Fine and Victor Pan for their constructive suggestions. During his Ph.D. study at Graduate Center, Computer Science program gave him great financial supports in terms of scholarships and teaching position at Queens College. Umbanet Inc., run by Michelle Baker, offered him a great opportunity to work on an NIST project that allowed him to learn cryptography in practice.
Ph.D. Program in Computer Science at Graduate Center is a wonderful place to study. It brings together the best resources, including dedicated faculty and state-of-art laboratories, from the entire CUNY. The program offers wide spectrum of research areas that no other single institute is able to provide. Xiaowen is very proud to be part of it.