Balaji Palanisamy, Chao Li and Prashant Krishnamurthy, "Group Privacy-aware Disclosure of Association Graph Data", Proc. of 5th IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data 2017), Boston, USA. (PDF)

Chao Li, Balaji Palanisamy and James Joshi, "Differentially Private Trajectory Analysis for Points-of-Interest Recommendation", Proc. of 6th IEEE International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2017), Honolulu, USA. (Best Paper Award) (PDF)

Chao Li and Balaji Palanisamy, "Emerge: Self-emerging Data Release using Cloud Data Storage", Proc. of 10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud 2017), Honolulu, USA. (PDF)

Chao Li and Balaji Palanisamy, "Timed-release of Self-emerging Data using Distributed Hash Tables", Proc. of 37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2017), Atlanta, USA. (PDF)

Chao Li, Balaji Palanisamy, Aravind A. Kalaivanan and Sriram Raghunathan, "ReverseCloak: A Reversible Multi-level Location Privacy Protection System", Proc. of 37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2017), Atlanta, USA. [demo] (PDF) (VIDEO)

Balaji Palanisamy, Chao Li and Prashant Krishnamurthy, "Group Differential Privacy-preserving Disclosure of Multi-level Association Graphs", Proc. of 37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2017), Atlanta, USA. [poster] (PDF)

Chao Li, Balaji Palanisamy and James Joshi, "SocialMix: Supporting Privacy-aware Trusted Social Networking Services", Proc. of 23rd IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2016), San Francisco, USA.(PDF)

Chao Li and Balaji Palanisamy, "De-anonymizable Location Cloaking for Privacy-controlled Mobile Systems", Proc. of 9th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2015), New York, USA. (PDF)

Chao Li and Balaji Palanisamy, "ReverseCloak: Protecting Multi-level Location Privacy over Road Networks", Proc. of 24th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2015), Melbourne, Australia. (PDF)

Professional Services 

Dalian University of Technology

BEng, Electronics and Electrical Engineering

The chinese chairman said this is the best place to get knowledge :)

University of Pittsburgh

PhD, School of Information Sciences

UPitt is a good place to do research and Pittsburgh is a fantastic city! 


Journal Reviews

  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC)

  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
  • Journal of Network and Computer Applications

  • ‚Äč‚ÄčInternational Journal of Cooperative Information Systems

Conference Reviews

  • ACM CODASPY 2017

Journal External Reviews

  • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT)
  • ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC)

Conference External Reviews

  • IEEE ICDCS 2017
  • IEEE Big Data 2016, 2017
  • ACM CIKM 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ACM CODASPY 2015
  • IEEE CloudCom 2015

Conference volunteers

  • IEEE ICDCS 2017
  • IEEE IRI 2016, 2017
  • IEEE CIC 2016

My Resume

2014 - Now


University of Edinburgh

BEng, Electronics and Electrical Engineering

I really miss Edinburgh, everything there.

Research Projects

Location Privacy Protection Mechanisms

  • Trajectory Privacy Protection for Points-of-interest Recommendation [DiffTrajectory]

  • Location-injection Attack Resilient Anonymization [kTrustee]

Privacy-aware Computing and Data sharing

  • Self-emerging Data Infrastructures [Emerge]

  • Privacy-preserving Mechanisms for Group Privacy [GroupDP]

2010 - 2012

      Chao  Li

Imperial College London

MSc, Communication and Signal Processing

IC is nice but London is somewhat expensive...

2012 - 2013

2007 - 2010