Man Ho Au is an assistant professor at the Department of Computing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He obtained his bachelor (2003) and master (2005) degrees in the Department of Information Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received his PhD from the University of Wollongong (UOW) in 2009. Before joining PolyU in July 2014, he was a lecturer with the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering (SCSSE), University of Wollongong, Australia.

Research Interests

Information Security, public key cryptography, especially systems where user privacy is of great concern (e.g. Anonymous Credential Systems, Electronic Cash Systems).

Selected Publications

Additional Information

My name in Chinese is .

My parents also gave me the English name Allen when I was young. Please feel free to call me Allen!

Additional information about me can be found via the links below.


Office: PQ 834, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Email: csallen [at]

Phone: +852 2766-7255

I am looking for self-motivated PhD students. Please send me an email if you are interested!