Dr. Ting Yu

Ting Yu
Research Director
Cyber Security

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QCRI offers a unique opportunity to conduct high-quality impactful research.

Research Focus at QCRI

Ting’s research at QCRI focuses on data security and privacy, security policy specification and analysis, and trustworthy web information.

Previous Experience

Ting Yu is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the North Carolina State University. His main research is in security, with a focus on data privacy and security, security policy, trust management, and information assurance in open systems. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Award.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor: North Carolina State University (2009 – present)
  • Assistant Professor: North Carolina State University (2003 – 2009)
  • Research Intern: AT&T Labs – Research, summer 2001 and summer 2002

Professional Associations and Awards

  • NSF Career Award, 2007
  • Best PhD Dissertation Award, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Minnesota University, 1998
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Peking University

Selected Research

  • Entong Shen and Ting Yu: Mining Frequent Graph Patterns with Differential Privacy. In ACM KDD Conference, 2013.
  • Mingxuan Yuan, Lei Chen, Philip S. Yu and Ting Yu: Protecting Sensitive Labels in Social Network Data Anonymization. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 25(3), 633-647, 2013.
  • Nicholas L. Farnan, Adam J. Lee, Panos K. Chrysanthis and Ting Yu: Enabling Intensional Access Control via Preference-aware Query Optimization. ACM SACMAT 2013.
  • Wei Wei, Ting Yu and Rui Xue: iBigTable: Practical Data Integrity for BigTable in Public Cloud. In ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY ), 2013.
  • Graham Cormode, Cecilia M. Procopiuc, Divesh Srivastava, Entong Shen and Ting Yu: Differential Private Spatial Decompositions. In ICDE 2012.
  • Graham Cormode, Divesh Srivastava, Entong Shen and Ting Yu: Aggregate Query Answering on Possibilistic Data with Cardinality Constraints. In ICDE 2012.

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Upcoming Events


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QCRI Summer Internship Program

Download ICS File 06/05/2018  - 05/07/2018 , Hamad Bin Khalifa Research Complex

Each year, Qatar Computing Research Institute organizes a summer internship program for undergraduate students studying computer science, computer engineering and other disciplines. The internship is unpaid, and QCRI does not provide any visa support.

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Past Events


(MLDAS 2018) Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium

Download ICS File 12/03/2018  - 13/03/2018 ,

Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium - MLDAS 2018 Building on the success of the three previous events , Boeing and QCRI will hold the fifth Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (...

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QCRI's Creative Space to hold free app inventor workshop

Download ICS File 01/02/2018 ,

QCRI is to offer an introduction to mobile app development workshop for boys and girls aged 13-16. Students will learn the basics of mobile app development using the App Inventor platform. The ...

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QCRI signs three-year MoU with the Berlin Big Data Center


MoU will promote collaboration via an exchange of research, academic materials, faculty and research scholars.

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Hundreds attend QCRI's first Creative Space Fair


Attendance at inaugural event shows 'buoyant interest' in computing in Qatar.

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Boeing partners with QCRI to host fifth annual MLDAS


The Boeing Company and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) will host the fifth annual Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (MLDAS) in Qatar. This year’s event will be held at the Qatar...

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