Fan Zhang

I am a PhD candidate in the department of Computer Science at Cornell University. Under the able advice of Prof. Ari Juels, my research interest is in blockchains, trusted hardware, system security and applied cryptography. I'm particularly interested in understanding and building hybrid systems that enjoy the best of both blockchains and trusted hardware. I am a member of the exciting Initiative for Cryptocurrencies & Contracts (IC3). Before joining Cornell, I earned my bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2014.


Past News

Aug 18, 2017
I presented REM at USENIX Security 2017, Vancouver, Canada.
Aug 13, 2017
I was invited to Town Crier at Silicon Valley Ethereum Meetup.
Aug 02, 2017
Solidus: Confidential Distributed Ledger Transactions via PVORM is accepted to CCS'17.
Jul 10, 2017
Intern at Intel Labs this summer.
May 15, 2017
Town Crier is officially live!
May 11, 2017
REM: Resource-Efficient Mining for Blockchains paper is accepted to Security'17. Available here.
Oct 17, 2016
Sealed-Glass Proofs: Using Transparent Enclaves to Prove and Sell Knowledge is accepted to EuroS&P '17.
Jul 22, 2016
Town Crier: An Authenticated Data Feed for Smart Contracts is accepted to ACM CCS'16.
May 13, 2016
Stealing Machine Learning Models via Prediction APIs is accepted to USENIX Security'16.


Professional Activity


I'm enthusiastic about open-source software and trying earnestly to contribute to greater communities. Here are some of my projects: Consider following me on GitHub Follow @bl4ck5un.