Rong Chunming

Professor i informatikk/datateknikk

Det teknisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt for data- og elektroteknologi
KE D-421


Prof. Chunming Rong has been an academician of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) since 2011 and an academician of the World Digital Technology Academy (WDTA) under the United Nations (UN) framework since 2024. He works as the head of the Data-centered and Secure Computing (DSComputing) at the University of Stavanger (UiS) and as Chief Scientist (adjunct) at NORCE Norwegian Research Centre. He is also co-founder and CEO of two start-ups bitUnitor (previous bitYoga) and Dataunitor in Norway, both received EU Seal of Excellence Award in 2018. Prof. Rong is the chair of IEEE CS STC on Blockchain and is active in the IEEE Future Directions, where he served as a co-chair of IEEE Blockchain in 2018, as the chair of IEEE Cloud Computing 2017-2020, and as the founder and Steering Chair of IEEE CloudCom conference and workshop series. Furthermore, he is a fellow of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and was the vice president of CSA Norway Chapter (2016-2017). He is Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Cloud Computing (ISSN: 2192-113X) by Springer, and co-Editors-in-Chief of the journal “Blockchain: Research and Applications” by Elsevier, has served as the steering chair (2016-2019), and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC) since 2016. Prof. Rong has extensive experience in managing large-scale R&D projects, both in Norway and EU. He has extensive contact network and projects in both the industry and academic. His research work focuses on cloud computing, cyber security, blockchain, with three granted EU/USA patents. He is a co-founder of the open-source initiative of Open Infrastructure-as-code (, fostering innovations on tokenized assets, providing important framework in projects such as the Norwegian Smart Energy Neighborhood (SmartNEM), the National Centre for Sustainable Subsurface Utilization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS2030) for Carbon and Hydrogen Storage, the EU building tools for decentralized applications (e.g. ESG reporting), the developing and testing an innovative electricity market design that can meet society’s needs in a near fully renewable power system.