2007 - 2010

Dalian University of Technology

BEng, Electronics and Electrical Engineering

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

Chao Li, Balaji Palanisamy and Runhua Xu, "Scalable and Privacy-preserving Design of On/Off-chain Smart Contracts",  Proc. of 1st International Workshop on Blockchain and Data Management (BlockDM 2019), in Conjunction with ICDE 2019, Macau, 2019. (PDF)

Chao Li and Balaji Palanisamy, "Reversible Spatio-temporal Perturbation for Protecting Location Privacy", Elsevier  Computer Communications, 135 (2019): 16-27. (PDF)

Chao Li and Balaji Palanisamy, “Decentralized Privacy-preserving Transaction Scheduling in Blockchain-based Smart Contract Platforms”, Proc. of 25th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, Data, and Analytics (HiPC 2018), Bengaluru, India. (PDF)

Chao Li and Balaji Palanisamy, "Privacy in Internet of Things: from Principles to Technologies", IEEE Internet of Things Journal, to appear. (PDF)

Lei Jin, Chao LiBalaji Palanisamy and James Joshi, "k-Trustee: Location Injection Attack-resilient Anonymization for Location Privacy", Elsevier Computers & Security, 78 (2018): 212-230. (PDF)

Chao Li and Balaji Palanisamy, "Decentralized Release of Self-emerging Data using Smart Contracts", Proc. of 37th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2018), Salvador, Brazil. (PDF)

Chao Li, Balaji Palanisamy and Prashant Krishnamurthy, "Reversible Data Perturbation Techniques for Multi-level Privacy-preserving Data Publication", Proc. of 7th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018), Seattle, USA. (Best Paper Award) (PDF)

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 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, 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, "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)

University of Pittsburgh

PhD, School of Information Sciences

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

      Chao  Li


University of Edinburgh

BEng, Electronics and Electrical Engineering

I really miss Edinburgh, everything there.

2010 - 2012

2012 - 2013

Research Projects

Imperial College London

MSc, Communication and Signal Processing

IC is nice but London is somewhat expensive...


2014 - Now

Professional Services 

My Resume

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]

Journal Reviews

  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC)

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

  • ​​International 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