Dr Jin Zhe

School of IT

+603 5514 5813
Room 2-4-16

Personal statement

Jin Zhe obtained his BIT (Hons) in software engineering from Multimedia University, Malaysia and he joined in Multimedia University as an Assistant Lecturer/Tutor. One year after graduation, he commenced his study towards a master's degree in MMU and completed Master of Science in I.T. He took a Lecturer position at the same university.

Two years later, he left Multimedia University and pursued his PhD study at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and completed PhD degree in engineering. After PhD study, he turned back to university as Assistant Professor at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. Before his Malaysia venture, he hold a diploma in Business and worked at banking and IT industry in China for 6 years. Since 23 January 2017, he joined School of IT, Monash University Malaysia as a Lecturer.

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia, 2015
  • Master in Science (Information Technology), Multimedia University, Malaysia, 2011
  • Degree in Information Technology (Software Engineering), Multimedia University, Malaysia, 2007

Professional affiliations

Member of International Professional Bodies

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics, Member

Research Interests

My principal research interests focus on exploiting machine learning techniques, especiallyrobust hashing, for biometric (e.g. fingerprint, iris and voice) authentication systems toachieve higher level of security and privacy preserving. The well-known tools I haveinvestigated include Locality Sensitive Hashing, Spectral Hashing, and Random Projection
etc. Additionally, kernel methods (e.g. Kernel Principal Component Analysis, KernelizedLocality-Sensitive Hashing) are utilized for various biometric-based applications (e.g.convert variable size point data to fixed-length vector). Simultaneously, I also haveconducted investigation in security and privacy analysis for biometric systems, such as non-invertible analysis, non-linkability analysis, and secure authentication.

Research Projects

Title: Biometric Cryptosystems: bio-pin

In this project, we have developed a hybrid cancellable fingerprint based cryptosystem dubbed Bio-PIN. The system is essentially can be used for secret binding where the secret includes but not limited to private, public keys, hashed of message (for digital signature), transactional one-time pad, as well as for usual identity authentication purpose whereby PIN is the secrete in this circumstance. To be specific, we develop two essential modules for Bio-PIN, namely Index of Max (IoM) hashing as a means of cancellable biometrics and modified Fuzzy Vaults scheme for secrete (key) binding. Both of them are integrated sequentially to form a hybrid cancellable biometrics cryptosystem scheme, i.e. Bio-PIN. Fingerprint biometric is used as an input for this project but Bio-PIN is generic to be applied in any biometric form factors such as face, iris, palmprint etc. Bio-PIN is a two-factor cancellable biometric cryptosystem in which the user is expected to have both token and biometrics as input to the system


Units taught

  • FIT2094/FIT3171 - Databases
  • FIT5088 - Information and knowledge management systems
  • FIT2086 - Modelling for data analysis
  • FIT9130 - Systems analysis and design

Local grants

  • Biometric Cryptosystems: A New Fuzzy Symmetric Encryption Scheme (FSE) For Security And Privacy Protection, Jin Zhe, July 2018 – June 2021,  Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia

International grants

  • Biometric Matching in Encrypted Domain, Jin Zhe, Jan 2017 – Dec 2018,   Open Foundation of Key Laboratory of Jiangxi Province for Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (Nanchang Hangkong University, China), RMB 25,000.00
  • Biometric Recognition using Deep Learning, Jin Zhe, Sep 2017, NVIDIA GPU Grant, NVIDIA Corporation, USD1,500.00
  • Research on Biometric Key Computation, Jin Zhe, Jan 2014 – Dec 2016, Nature Science Project of Anhui Province, China, RMB 60,000.00

Current supervision

Ahmad Zairi Bin Zaidi
Continuous Authentication of Mobile Phone Users Based On Touch Dynamics Biometrics
2017 - Present
Monash University Malaysia

Lai Yen Lung
Secure Authentication with Noisy Sources
2017 - Present
Monash University Malaysia

Lee Ming Jie
Fingerprint Template Protection for Security and Privacy Preserving
2017 - Present
Monash University Malaysia

Dong Xing Bo
How Secure Biometric Recognition Could Be Done?
2017 - Present
Monash University Malaysia

Completed supervision

Chee Kong Yik
Security and Privacy Preserving Voice Template Protection Techniques
October 2018 - Completion

Badiul Alam
Design Of An Alignment Free Cancelable Fingerprint Template
July 2018 - Completion

Lai Yen Lung
Indexing-First-One Hashing Based Cancellable Iris Template Generation
June 2017 - Completion

Local Award/Recognition/Exhibition/Stewardship

  • ITEX 2015 (Gold) – ITEX, 2015
  • PECIPTA 2015 (Silver) – PECIPTA, 2015



  • Z. Jin, Y. L. Lai, J. Y. Hwang, Soohyung Kim, A. B. J. Teoh. "Ranking Based Locality Sensitive Hashing Enabled Cancelable Biometrics: Index-of-Max Hashing", IEEE Trans. on Information forensics and security, 13(2), pp. 393-407, 2018.
  • K. Y. Chee, Z. Jin, D. W. Cai, M. Li, W. S. Yap, Y. L. Lai, B. M Goi. “Cancellable Speech Template via Random Binary Orthogonal Matrices Projection Hashing”, Pattern Recognition, 76, pp. 273-287, 2018.
  • Y. L. Lai, Z. Jin, A. B. J. Teoh, B. M. Goi, W. S. Yap, T. Y. Chai, C. Rathgeb. “Cancellable Iris Template Generation based on Indexing-First-One”, Pattern Recognition, 64, pp. 105-117, 2017
  • Z. Jin, A.B.J. Teoh, B. M. Goi, Y. H. Tay. "Biometric Cryptosystems: A New Biometric Key Binding and Its Implementation for Fingerprint Minutiae-based Representation". Pattern Recognition. 56, pp. 50-62, 2016. (SCI).
  • Z. Jin, M. H. Lim, A.B.J. Teoh, B. M. Goi, Y. H. Tay. "Generating Fixed-Length Representation From Minutiae Using Kernel Methods for Fingerprint Authentication". IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. 46 (10), pp. 1415 - 1428, 2016. (SCI).
  • Z. Jin, M. H. Lim, A.B.J. Teoh, B. M. Goi. “A non-invertible Randomized Graph-based Hamming Embedding for generating cancelable fingerprint template”. Pattern Recognition Letters, 42, pp. 137-147, 2014. (SCI)
  • Z. Jin, B. M. Goi, A.B.J. Teoh, Y. H. Tay. “A two-dimensional random projected minutiae vicinity decomposition-based cancellable fingerprint template”. Security and Communication Networks, 7(11), pp. 1691–1701, 2014. (SCIE)
  • S. Y. Tan, Z. Jin, A.B.J. Teoh. “Argument on Biometrics Identity-Based Encryption Schemes”. Security and Communication Networks, 6 (11), pp. 1344–1352, 2013. (SCIE)
  • S. Y. Tan, Z. Jin, A.B.J. Teoh, S. H. Heng, B. M. Goi, (2012). “On the Realization of Fuzzy Identity-Based Identification Scheme Using Fingerprint Biometrics”. Security and Communication Networks. 5 (12), 1312-1324. (SCIE)
  • Z. Jin, A. B. J. Teoh, T. S. Ong, C. Tee. “Fingerprint Template Protection with Minutiae-based Bit-string for Security and Privacy Preserving”. Expert Systems With Applications. 39(6), 2012, pp. 6157–6167, (SCIE)
  • Z. Jin, A. B. J. Teoh, T. S. Ong, C. Tee. “A Revocable Fingerprint Template for Security and Privacy Preserving”, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems. 4(6), pp. 1327-1341, 2010. (SCIE)

Conference Papers

  • Y. L. Lai, Z. Jin, B.M. Goi, T.Y. Chai. "Study of the similarity function in Indexing-First-One hashing", Second International Workshop on Pattern Recognition, 104431N-104431N-5, 2017.
  • Y. L. Lai, Z. Jin, B. M. Goi, T. Y. Chai & W. S. Yap. "Iris Cancellable Template Generation Based on Indexing-First-One Hashing," The 10th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2016), LNCS, in Taipei, Taiwan, 28-30 September, 2016,
  • Z. Jin, S. Y. Tan, A.B.J. Teoh, B. M. Goi. "Chapter Two Minutiae-based Fingerprint Representations: Review, Privacy, Security and Cryptographic Realization", Biometric Security, Andrew B. J. Teoh, David Ngo and Jiankun Hu, (Eds), Cambridge Scholar Publisher, 2015.
  • Z. Jin, A. B. J. Teoh, T. S. Ong, C. Tee, “Secure Minutiae-based Fingerprint Templates Using Random Triangle Hashing”, 1st International Visual Informatics Conference, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11-13 November 2009, pp. 521-531. (PDF).
  • Z. Jin, B. M. Goi, A. B. J. Teoh, Y. H. Yay, Z. Pan. “Small-Angle Approximation Attack on Angle-based Many-to-One Functions for Biometric Templates”, IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics – Taiwan. 06 - 08 June, 2015.
  • Z. Jin, A. B. J. Teoh. “Construct a New Fixed-length Binary Fingerprint Representation using Kernelized Locality-Sensitive Hashing”, The 10th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, in Auckland, New Zealand, 15 – 17 June 2015.
  • Z. Jin, A. B. J. Teoh, L. Leng, Y. H. Zeng, X. J. Li. “Two-dimensional Infinite-to-one Transform for Generating Alignment-free Cancelable Fingerprint Template”, 2015 Sixth International Conference on Digital Manufacturing & Automation, Changsha China, January 17-18, 2015, pp. 16-21.
  • Z. Jin, A. B. J. Teoh, B. M. Goi, Y. H. Yay. "Non-invertible Analysis on Graph-based Hamming Embedding Transform for Protecting Fingerprint Minutiae", The 13th International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communication (ICEIC 2014), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Jan. 15-18, 2014.
  • Z. Jin, A. B. J. Teoh, B. M. Goi, Y. H. Yay. " A Non-invertible Graph-based Hamming Embedding Transform for Fingerprint Minutiae Protection", The 6th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP 2013), Hangzhou, China, Dec. 16-18, 2013.
  • Z. Jin, A. B. J. Teoh, "Fingerprint Template Protection with Minutia Vicinity Decomposition", International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB 2011), Washington DC, US, Oct. 11-13, 2011.
  • Z. Jin, A. B. J. Teoh, T. S. Ong, C. Tee. “Generating Revocable Fingerprint Template Using Polar Grid based 3-Tuple Quantization Technique”, the 54th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (IEEE MWSCAS 2011), The Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, pp.1-4, August 7-10, 2011.
  • Z. Jin, A. B. J. Teoh, T. S. Ong, C. Tee. “Generating Revocable Fingerprint Template Using Minutiae Pair Representation”, 2010 The 2nd International Conference on Education Technology and Computer (ICETC 2010), ShangHai, China, 22-25 June2010, v5, pp. 521-531.
  • Z. Jin, A. B. J. Teoh, T. S. Ong, C. Tee. “Typing Dynamics Biometric Authentication through Fuzzy Logic”, 3rd International Symposium on Information Technology 2008 (ITSIM 08), Malaysia.

Journals & Conferences Reviewers

  • IEEE Transactions on Big Data (ISSN: 2332-7790)
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (ISSN: 1556-6013)
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (ISSN: 2168-2216)
  • Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective (ISSN: 1939-3555 (Print), 1939-3547 (Online))
  • The Computer Journal (Oxford) (Online ISSN 1460-2067) Journal of Real-Time Image Processing (JRTIP) (ISSN: 1861-8200)
  • The IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB)
  • IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS)