Contact InformationGuang Gong

Phone: 519-888-4567 x45650
Location: E7 5436


Biography Summary

Guang Gong is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

Her research focuses on multiple areas such as design and implementation of lightweight cryptographic systems, cryptography and cryptanalysis; security in cloud, network, ad-hoc network and RFID systems; wireless and multimedia communication security; and security and privacy in Internet of Things. Her research also lies in and signal design for wireless Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Orthogonal frequency-division Multiplexing (OFDM) and Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) communications.

In 2005, Dr. Gong, together with his former Ph. D student Yassir Nawaz proposed a new stream cipher, namely, a WG stream cipher family, which offers unique randomness properties that the other ciphers do not have. Recently, together with Professor Mark Aagaard, some lightweight instances (i.e., WG-5, WG-7, WG-8) of this stream cipher family have been implemented in hardware for securing RFID systems and embedded devices.

Research Interests

  • Pseudorandom sequence
  • Wireless code division multiple-access
  • (CDMA) communication
  • Cryptographic algorithms
  • Security protocols
  • Network security
  • Wireless security
  • Mobile ad hoc network security
  • Embedded system security
  • Communication
  • Information Systems
  • Big data/analytics
  • Embedded systems
  • Security
  • Wireless communications/networking
  • lightweight cryptography
  • Cryptography
  • Cyber security
  • multimedia security
  • Cross layer and physical layer security
  • Signal design for wireless CDMA
  • OFDM and MIMO communications
  • Operational security


  • 1992, Other, Electrical Engineering, Fondazione Ugo Bordani
  • 1990, Doctorate, Electrical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • 1985, Master's, Applied Mathematics, Northwest Telecommunication Eng. Inst.
  • 1981, Bachelor's, Mathematics, Xiachang Normal College


  • ECE 409 - Cryptography and System Security
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2018
  • ECE 628 - Computer Network Security
    • Taught in 2015
  • ECE 414 - Wireless Communications
    • Taught in 2016, 2017
  • ECE 710 - Special Topics in Communications and Information Theory
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Carlet, Claude and Gong, Guang and Tan, Yin, Quadratic zero-difference balanced functions, APN functions and strongly regular graphs, Designs, Codes and Cryptography, 78(3), 2016, 629 - 654
  • Tan, Yin and Gong, Guang and Zhu, Bo, Enhanced criteria on differential uniformity and nonlinearity of cryptographically significant functions, Cryptography and Communications, 8(2), 2016, 291 - 311
  • Mandal, Kalikinkar and Fan, Xinxin and Gong, Guang, Design and Implementation of Warbler Family of Lightweight Pseudorandom Number Generators for Smart Devices, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS), 15(1), 2016
  • Feng, Xiutao and Gong, Guang, On algebraic immunity of trace inverse functions on finite fields of characteristic two, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, 29(1), 2016, 272 - 288
  • Yang, Yang and Gong, Guang and Tang, Xiaohu, ON ω-CYCLIC-CONJUGATED-PERFECT QUATERNARY GDJ SEQUENCES., Advances in Mathematics of Communications, 10(2), 2016