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Dr Wencheng Yang

Post Doctoral Researcher

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5210, Mobile: +61863045210, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO23320
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5210
Mobile: +61863045210
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO23320  


Wencheng Yang is a postdoctoral researcher at the Security Research Institute within the School of Science.


  • 08/2015 – 12/2016 Research Assistant, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • 07/2011 - 07/2015 PhD student, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • 11/2010 – 07/2011 Software Engineer, Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment (ZTE) Corporation, Shanghai, China
  • 09/2008 – 08/2010 Software Engineer, Customer-Driven Company (CDC) Software Corporation, Shanghai, China

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2014 Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 07/2011 – 01/2015 University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) of UNSW
  • 2014 High Impact Journal Publication Award SEIT, UNSW

Research Areas and Interests

  • Biometric Security
  • Biometric Pattern Recognition


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of New South Wales, 2015.


Recent Research Grants

  • Advanced Biometric Template Protection: Design of a Cancelable Biometric Framework,  Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence,  Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement (CERA) Program,  2017 - 2018,  $128,226.
  • Design of a Biometric Protection System using Feature Transformation Techniques,  Edith Cowan University,  Edith Cowan University, School of Science Early Career Grant Scheme Semester 1, 2017,  2017,  $8,700.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Wang, S., Yang, W., Hu, J., (2017), Design of Alignment-Free Cancelable Fingerprint Templates with Zoned Minutia Pairs. Pattern Recognition, 66(1 June 2017), 295-301, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.patcog.2017.01.019.
  • Yang, W., Hu, J., Wang, S., Chen, C., (2015), Mutual dependency of features in multimodal biometric systems. Electronics Letters, 51(3), 234-235, DOI: 10.1049/el.2014.4182.
  • Yang, W., Hu, J., Wang, S., Stojmenovic, M., (2014), An alignment-free fingerprint bio-cryptosytem based on modified Voronoi neighbor structures. Pattern Recognition, 47(3), 1309-1320, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.patcog.2013.10.001.
  • Yang, W., Hu, J., Wang, S., (2014), A Delaunay Quadrangle-Based Fingerprint Authentication System With Template Protection Using Topology Code for Local Registration and Security Enhancement. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 9(7), 1179-1192, DOI: 10.1109/TIFS.2014.2328095.

Conference Publications

  • Yang, W., Hu, J., Fernandes, C., Sivaraman, V., Wu, Q., (2017), Vulnerability analysis of iPhone 6. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, 457-463, IEEE.
  • Yang, W., Zheng, G., Ibrahim, A., Chaudhry, J., Wang, S., Hu, J., Valli, C., (2017), Application of 3D Delaunay Triangulation in Fingerprint Authentication System., 8.
  • Macedo, M., Yang, W., Zheng, G., Johnstone, M., (2017), A Comparison of 2D and 3D Delaunay Triangulations for Fingerprint Authentication., 8.
  • Zheng, G., Zhang, G., Yang, W., Valli, C., Shankaran , R., Orgun, MA., (2017), From WannaCry to WannaDie: Security Trade-offs and Design for Implantable Medical Devices. 17th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT2017), 1-5, IEEE.
  • Yang, W., Wang, S., (2014), The effect of spurious and missing minutiae on Delaunay Triangulation based on its application to fingerprint authentication. 2014 11th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, 995-999, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/FSKD.2014.6980975.
  • Yang, W., Hu, J., Wang, S., Yang, J., (2013), Cancelable Fingerprint Templates with Delaunay Triangle-Based Local Structures. Cyberspace Safety and Security 5th International Symposium, CSS 2013 Proceedings, 8300(13-15 Nov, 2013), 81-91, Cham, Switzerland, Springer.
  • Yang, W., Hu, J., Yang, J., Wang, S., Shu, L., (2013), Biometrics for securing mobile payments: Benefits, challenges and solutions. Proceedings of the 2013 6th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, 3(16-18 Dec, 2013), 1699-1704, IEEE.
  • Yang, W., Hu, J., Wang, S., (2013), A Finger-Vein Based Cancellable Bio-cryptosystem. Network and System Security 7th International Conference Proceedings, 7873(3-4 June, 2013), 784-790, Heidelberg, Germany, Springer.
  • Yang, W., Hu, J., Wang, S., (2013), A Delaunay triangle group based fuzzy vault with cancellability. Proceedings of the 2013 6th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP) , 1676-1681, online only, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..
  • Yang, W., Hu, J., Wang, S., (2012), A Delaunay Triangle-Based Fuzzy Extractor for Fingerprint Authentication. Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom-2012), 66-70, Piscataway, USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., DOI: 10.1109/TrustCom.2012.23.
  • Yang, W., Hu, J., Stojmenovic, M., (2012), NDTC: A novel topology-based fingerprint matching algorithm using N-layer Delaunay triangulation net check. Proceedings of the 2012 7th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), 866-870, Piscataway, USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..
  • Yang, W., Xi, K., Li, C., (2012), A cancellable and fuzzy fingerprint scheme for mobile computing security. Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics ICNAAM 2012: International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, 1479(19-25 September 2012), 6p., American Institution of Physics, DOI: 10.1063/1.4756448.
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