Ninghui Li

Professor of Computer Science

Joined department: 2003
PhD, New York University, Computer Science (2000)
MS, New York University, Computer Science (1998)
BS, University of Science and Technology of China, Computer Science (1993)

Ninghui Li is a Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. His research interests are in security and privacy.

Prof. Li is Vice Chair of ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC), (2013--present). He is on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), Journal of Computer Security (JCS), and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT); and was on the editorial board of the VLDB Journal from 2007 to 2013.

Prof. Li has served on the Program Committees of over 100 international conferences and workshops in computer security, databases, and data mining. In 2014 and 2015, he has served as the Program Chair for ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), ACM's flagship conference in the field of security and privacy.

Since joining Purdue, Prof. Li's research has been supported by United States National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Army Research Office (ARO), National Security Agency (NSA), Open Collaboration Research awards from IBM Research, Google Faculty Research awards, and a Samsung faculty research award.

Selected Publications
Ninghui Li, Wahbeh H. Qardaji, Dong Su, Yi Wu, Weining Yang, "Membership privacy: a unifying framework for privacy definitions", ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security 2013: 889-900
Ziqing Mao, Ninghui Li, Hong Chen, Xuxian Jiang, "Combining Discretionary Policy with Mandatory Information Flow in Operating Systems", ACM Trans. Inf. Syst. Secur., 14(3): 24 (2011)
Ninghui Li, John C. Mitchell, and William H. Winsborough, "Beyond Proof-of-compliance: Security Analysis in Trust Management", Journal of the ACM, 52(3):474--514, May 2005