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Selected Research Support
  • National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Privacy-Preserving Framework for Publishing Electronic Healthcare Records", 1/1/2014-12/31/2016, PI.
  • National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Membership Inference in a Differentially Private World and Beyond", 09/01/2011-08/31/2014, PI.
  • National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Suppressing Sensitive Aggregates Over Hidden Web Databases: a Novel and Urgent Challenge", 08/01/2009-07/31/2012, PI.
  • National Science Foundation, "CAREER: A Theoretical Foundation for Achievability and Optimization in Privacy-Preserving Data Mining", 01/01/2008-12/31/2012, PI.
  • National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Proper Location Identification in Wireless Networks", 09/01/2007 - 08/31/2011, PI.
Selected Publications

2014

  • Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Nan Zhang, Vagelis Hristidis, and Gautam Das, Aggregate Estimation Over a Microblog Platform, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2014.
  • Nan Zhang and Gautam Das, Exploration and Mining of Web Repositories, ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), Tutorial, 2014. [tutorial slides]

2013

  • Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Rank Discovery From Web Databases, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (VLDB), 2013 (to be presented on VLDB 2014).
  • Mingyang Zhang, Nan Zhang, Gautam Das, Mining a Search Engine's Corpus Without a Query Pool, Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2013. (Winner of the conference Best Student Paper Award)
  • Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Breaking the Top-k Barrier of Hidden Web Databases, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2013.
  • Zhuojie Zhou, Nan Zhang, Zhiguo Gong, and Gautam Das, Faster Random Walks By Rewiring Online Social Networks On-The-Fly, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2013.
  • Nan Zhang, Chengkai Li, Naeemul Hassan, Sundaresan Rajasekaran, and Gautam Das, On Skyline Groups, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), accepted.

2012

  • Cheng Sheng, Nan Zhang, Yufei Tao, and Xin Jin, Optimal Algorithms for Crawling a Hidden Database in the Web, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (VLDB), 2012.
  • Mingyang Zhang, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Aggregate Suppression for Enterprise Search Engines, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2012.
  • Wei Cheng, Nan Zhang, Xiuzhen Cheng, Min Song, and Dechang Chen, Time-Bounded Essential Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, accepted, 2012.
  • Nan Zhang and Gautam Das, Mining Deep Web Repositories, European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD), Tutorial, 2012. [tutorial slides]
  • Chengkai Li, Nan Zhang, Naeemul Hassan, Sundaresan Rajasekaran, and Gautam Das, On Skyline Groups, Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2012.

2011

  • Nan Zhang and Gautam Das, Exploration of Deep Web Repositories, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (VLDB), Tutorial, 2011.
  • Xin Jin, Aditya Mone, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Randomized Generalization for Aggregate Suppression Over Hidden Web Databases, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (VLDB), 2011.
  • Xin Jin, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Attribute Domain Discovery for Hidden Web Databases, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2011.
  • Mingyang Zhang, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Mining Enterprise Search Engine's Corpus: Efficient Yet Unbiased Sampling and Aggregate Estimation, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2011.
  • Xin Jin, Aditya Mone, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, MOBIES: Mobile-Interface Enhancement Service for Hidden Web Database, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), Demo Paper, 2011.
  • H. Howie Huang, Nan Zhang, Wei Wang, Gautam Das, and Alex Szalay, Just-In-Time Analytics on Large File Systems, Proceedings of the USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), 2011. Journal version accepted by IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC).
  • Aniket Pingley, Nan Zhang, Xinwen Fu, Hyeong-Ah Choi, Suresh Subramaniam, and Wei Zhao, Protection of Query Privacy for Continuous Location Based Services, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2011.
  • Bowu Zhang, Xiuzhen Cheng, Nan Zhang, Yong Cui, Yingshu Li, and Qilian Liang, Sparse Target Counting and Localization in Sensor Networks Based on Compressive Sensing, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2011.
  • Nan Zhang and Wei Zhao, Privacy-Preserving OLAP: An Information-Theoretic Approach, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 23(1), 122-138, 2011.

2010

  • Xin Jin, Mingyang Zhang, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Versatile Publishing for Privacy Preservation, Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD), 2010.
  • Arjun Dasgupta, Xin Jin, Bradley Jewell, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Unbiased estimation of size and other aggregates over hidden web databases, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2010.
  • Jizhi Wang, Yinjie Chen, Xinwen Fu, Jie Wang, Wei Yu, and Nan Zhang, 3DLoc: Three Dimensional Wireless Localization Toolkit, Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2010.
  • Xin Jin, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Algorithm-safe Privacy Preserving Data Publishing, Proceedings of the International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), 2010.
  • Arjun Dasgupta, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Turbo-Charging Hidden Database Samplers with Overflowing Queries and Skew Reduction, Proceedings of the International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), 2010.
  • Wei Yu, Nan Zhang, Xinwen Fu, and Wei Zhao, Self-Disciplinary Worms and Countermeasures: Modeling and Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 21(10), 1501-1514, 2010.
  • Wei Yu, Nan Zhang, Xinwen Fu, Riccardo Bettati, and Wei Zhao, Localization Attacks to Internet Threat Monitors: Modeling and Countermeasures, IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), 59(12), 1655-1668, 2010.

2009

  • Arjun Dasgupta, Nan Zhang, Gautam Das, and Surajit Chaudhuri, Privacy Preservation of Aggregates in Hidden Databases: Why and How?, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2009.
  • Anirban Maiti, Arjun Dasgupta, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Revealing data behind web form interfaces, Demo Paper, Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD), 2009.
  • Aniket Pingley, Wei Yu, Nan Zhang, Xinwen Fu, and Wei Zhao, CAP: A Context-Aware Privacy Protection System for Location-Based Services, Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2009. [software package]
  • Xinwen Fu, Nan Zhang, Aniket Pingley, Wei Yu, Jie Wang, and Wei Zhao, The Digital Marauder's Map: A New Threat to Location Privacy in Wireless Networks, Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2009.
  • Arjun Dasgupta, Nan Zhang, and Gautam Das, Leveraging COUNT Information in Sampling Hidden Databases, Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2009.

2008 and before

  • Wei Yu, Nan Zhang, Xinwen Fu, Riccardo Bettati, and Wei Zhao, On Localization Attacks to Internet Threat Monitors: An Information-Theoretic Framework, Proceedings of the 38th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2008.
  • Nan Zhang, Wei Zhao, Privacy Protection Against Malicious Adversaries in Distributed Information Sharing Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 20(8), 2008.
  • Nan Zhang, Wei Zhao, Privacy-Preserving Data-Mining Systems, IEEE Computer, Vol. 40, No. 4, Pages 52-58, April 2007.
  • Nan Zhang, Wei Zhao, Distributed Privacy Preserving Information Sharing, Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), Pages 889-900, 2005.
  • Nan Zhang, Shengquan Wang, Wei Zhao, A New Scheme on Privacy-Preserving Data Classification, Proceedings of the 11th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD), Pages 374-383, 2005.