Wenhai Sun

 Wenhai Sun


Assistant Professor 


KNOY 233 

Office Phone



PhD in Computer Science, Virginia Tech, 2018
PhD in Cryptography, Xidian University, 2014

Research Areas

data security and privacy, decentralized trust and infrastructure, cyber-physical system security, and applied cryptography 

Notable Awards

Best-in-Session Presentation Award, IEEE INFOCOM, 2018

Pratt Fellowship, Virginia Tech, 2017

Distinguished Paper Award in ACM ASIACCS 2013 (Acceptance rate 35/216=16%) 

Notable Affiliations

Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue Polytechnic, Purdue University, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE Computer, ACM SICSAC 




Dr. Wenhai Sun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology and a Faculty member affiliated with the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) of Purdue University. He holds two PhD degrees from the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech and the School of Telecommunications at Xidian University, respectively. His study covers various topics in cybersecurity research with the focus on security and privacy issues in networked information systems and cyber-physical systems, including cloud computing, blockchain, Internet of Things, computer/mobile systems, and wireless network. He publishes papers in premium networking and security conferences and prestigious journals, such as IEEE INFOCOM, ACM ASIACCS, IEEE TIFS, IEEE TPDS and IEEE TSC. He won the Distinguished Paper Award in ACM ASIACCS 2013. He also helps to organize or serves as the TPC member of high-quality international conferences in computer/network security. Dr. Sun is the member of IEEE and ACM. 

Coming Up!

Our annual security symposium will be March 28th and 29th, 2023.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

More Information