Prof. Zhang Zhiyong (Zeroun) earned his Master and Ph.D. Degrees in Computer Science at Dalian University of Technology and Xidian University, PRC, respectively. And then, He has ever been post-doctoral fellowship of School of Management at Xi'an Jiaotong University. Currently, he is a full-time Professor and Director of Department of Computer Science. He was honored as ACM Senior Member (M‘08, S'13), IEEE Senior Member (M'06, S'11). He is the Founder and Chair of Special Interests Group on Digital Rights Management (abbr. SIGDRM). For years, he has dedicated himself to an interdisciplinary research on "Hard Security" and "Soft Computing" technologies and methodologies for Digital Rights Management in Consumer Electronics, social networks analysis and mining, multimedia cloud computing and security. He first proposes the concept of "Syncretic DRM" which is an ecosystem embracing three essential features: interchange ability, interactivity, interoperability, and R&D a series of Software Productions named by "Voice of Dream Digital Rights Management Series (VOD DRM Series)" for consumer electronics as PC & Mobile, as well as Multimedia Social Network Platform.
He is IEEE Systems, Man, Cybermetics Society Technical Committee on Soft Computing (IEEE SMC TCSC), World Federation on Soft Computing Young Researchers Committee (WFSC YRC), IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Member, IEEE Young Professional (formerly IEEE GOLD Volunteer), and Committeeman of Digital Rights Management Specialists Work Group (DRM SWG) Attached to China National Audio, Video, Multimedia System and Device Standardization Technologies Committee. Besides, he is Topic Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Digital Content Technology and Its Applications, Associate Editor of Social Network Analysis and Mining, Guest Editor of "The Computer Journal", "International Journal of Big Data Intelligence" and "Journal of Multimedia".
Digital Rights Management, Trusted Computing and Access Control, Security Risk Management and Soft Computing.