Yang Cao

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Yang Cao
Kyoto University
Graduate School of Informatics Department of Socisl Informatics
Job title
Program Specific Assistant Professor
Research funding number


Yang Cao received the Ph.D. degree from Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University in 2017. He did postdoctoral study at Emory University from April 2017 to July 2018. He is currently a program specific assistant professor of Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. He is passionate about data privacy and security.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Jul 2018
Program-Specific Assistant Professor, Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University
Apr 2017
Jun 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Computer Science, Emory University


Apr 2014
Mar 2017
Ph.D, Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University
Apr 2012
Mar 2014
Master, Department of Communications and Computers Engineering, Kyoto University

Published Papers

PriSTE: Protecting Spatiotemporal Event Privacy in Continuous Location-Based Services
Yang Cao, Yonghui Xiao, Li Xiong, Liquan Bai, Masatoshi Yoshikawa
VLDB, demo      Aug 2019   [Refereed]
Geo-Graph-Indistinguishability: Protecting Location Privacy for LBS over Road Networks.
Shun Takagi, Yang Cao, Yasuhito Asano, Masatoshi Yoshikawa
33rd Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec'19), to appear.      Jul 2019   [Refereed]
When and where do you want to hide? Recommendation of location privacy preferences with local differential privacy.
Maho Asada, Masatoshi Yoshikawa, Yang Cao
33rd Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec'19), to appear.      Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Blockchain-based Bidirectional Updates on Fine-grained Medical Data
Chunmiao Li, Yang Cao, Zhenjiang Hu, Masatoshi Yoshikawa
BlockDM workshop in ICDE 2019, to appear      Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Privacy-Preserving Range Queries and Frequency Estimation with Geo-indistinguishability
Xiaolan Gu, Ming Li, Yang Cao and Li Xiong
IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) 2019, to appear      Jun 2019   [Refereed]
PriSTE: From Location Privacy to Spatiotemporal Event Privacy
Yang Cao, Yonghui Xiao, Li Xiong, Liquan Bai
ICDE 2019, short paper, to appear.      Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Yang Cao, Masatoshi Yoshikawa, Yonghui Xiao, Li Xiong
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), the special section on "Best of ICDE 2017"      2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Yang Cao,Li Xiong,Masatoshi Yoshikawa,Yonghui Xiao,Si Zhang
Proc. VLDB   11(12) 2090-2093   2018   [Refereed]
Xiao Yonghui, Xiong Li, Zhang Si, Cao Yang
Proc. VLDB   10(12) 1901-1904   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Maho Asada, Yang Cao, Masatoshi Yoshikawa
DBSJ Japanese Journal   16-J(19)    Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Rachana Nget,Yang Cao,Masatoshi Yoshikawa
The 2017 ACM SIGIR Workshop on eCommerce      2017   [Refereed]
Yang Cao,Masatoshi Yoshikawa,Yonghui Xiao,Li Xiong
33rd IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2017, San Diego, CA, USA, April 19-22, 2017   821-832   2017   [Refereed]
Yang Cao, Masatoshi Yoshikawa
VLDB 2016 PhD workshop   1671    Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Personal data are the new oil. Vast amounts of spatiotemporal data generated by individuals have been collected and analyzed, such as check-in data, trajectories, web browsing data and timestamped medical records. These personal data are a valuabl...
Yang Cao,Masatoshi Yoshikawa
IEICE Transactions   99-D(1) 163-175   2016   [Refereed]
Yang Cao,Masatoshi Yoshikawa
16th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, MDM 2015, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 15-18, 2015 - Volume 2   68-73   2015   [Refereed]

Research Grants & Projects

Achieving Differential Privacy under Spatiotemporal Correlations
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Yang Cao