GRF Research Grant Awarded

A research project entitled “Evasive Federated Learning Attacks through Differential Privacy: Mechanisms and Mitigations ” has been awarded by Research Grant Council, HKSAR with HK$941,434 (2023-2025).

(New!) Multiple PhD students, research assistants, and postdocs wanted

I have openings for 2+ PhD students (2023 in-take), 4+ research assistants/postdoc researchers (immediately available) in the field of machine learning, data security and privacy, and blockchain (new!). The detailed requirements of PhD applicants are as follows:

    1. Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Information Engineering in well-known universities. Preferences are given to applicants with some research experience.
    2. Good programming skills in at least one mainstream language such as Java, Python and C++.
    3. Good reading/writing skills in English. Preferences are given to applicants who score 80+ in TOEFL (iBT) or 6.5+ in IELTS.

Remuneration is highly competitive.

    • For PhD students, if you are awarded Hong Kong PhD Fellowships (HKPFS), you can receive 26.9k HKD (equiv. to 3.4k USD) monthly and other matching benefits by the university/department.
    • For Postdocs, the monthly salary is fixed at 32k HKD (equiv. to 4k USD).

Those interested please send your CV, publication, and/or academic transcripts to Dr. Haibo Hu at

Further information:

1. Dr. Haibo Hu’s website:

2. Applied Security, Trust and Privacy Lab:

3. Information about HKPFS application with Hong Kong Polytechnic University: