About the Author
Chunming Rong received his bachelors, masters and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Bergen in Norway in 1993, 1995 and 1998, respectively. In 1995–1998, he was a research fellow at the University of Bergen. In 2001–2003, he was a post-doctoral researcher funded by Simula Research Laboratory. Currently, he is a Professor and chair of the computer science section at the University of Stavanger. He has also served as an adjunct Professor at the University Graduate Centre, University of Oslo, since 2005. Professor Rong was given the ConocoPhilips Communication Award (Norway) in 2007. His paper ‘New Infinite Families of 3-Designs from Preparata Codes over Z4’ was awarded Editor’s Choice in Discrete Mathematics in 1999. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Computer Science & Applications (IJCSA) and served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Mobile Communications (IJMC) between 2003 and 2006. For the IEEE International Symposium on Security in Networks and Distributed Systems (SSNDS), he was program chair in 2007 in Canada and general chair in 2008. For the International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC), he was award chair in 2007 in Hong Kong and general chair in 2008 in Norway. For the International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC), he was general chair in 2008 in Norway. Professor Rong was chairman of the board of the Foundation of the Norwegian Computer Science Conference (NIK) from 2005–2007, a board member of the Norwegian Information Security Network (NISNet) from 2007–2011 and a member of the Norwegian Informatics Council (Nasjonalt fagråd for informatikk). He has also been a member of the board for the ‘ICT Security and Vulnerability (IKT-SoS)’ program at the Research Council of Norway. He also currently serves in the workgroup for Information Security in Integrated Operation at the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF). As project manager, he has received grants from the Research Council of Norway for the projects ‘Integration of Data Processing in Oil and Gas Drilling and Completion’ for 2008–2010, ‘Secure and Reliable Wireless and Ad Hoc Communications (SWACOM)’ for 2006–2009 and ‘Integrated IP-based Services for Smart Home Environment (IS-Home)’ for 2007–2010. The Norwegian Information Security Network (NISNet) also receives annual funding from the Research Council of Norway. His research interests include computer and network security, wireless communications, cryptography, identity management, electronic payment, coding theory and semantic web technology.