I’m a first-year Ph.D. student fortunately advised by Prof. Pramod Viswanath at Princeton. My current research lies in the intersection of generative AI, blockchains, and mechanism design, with the goal of bringing advances of AI to the web3 world.
Previously, I received B.Eng. in Computer Science from the Honored Yao Class at Tsinghua University. During undergrad, I was fortunate to be the recipient of Yao Award, Yao Class summa cum laude, and the Excellent Diploma Thesis Award.
Ph.D. (2023.8 - )
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Princeton University
B.Eng. (2019.8 - 2023.6)
Yao Class, the Insititute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS), Tsinghua University
It’s a shame we didn’t manage to bring the trophy back to Princeton by a narrow margin, but good news is that we advanced to the ICPC North America Championship 2024, and we’ll come back stronger. See you in Orlando in May 2024!
Started my Ph.D. journey in Prof. Pramod Viswanath’s research group at Princeton University!
The whitepaper of our newly established decentralized AI platform SAKSHI is online now!
Graduated from Yao Class, Tsinghua University with B.Eng. degree.
I felt happy and excited to receive the Tsinghua University Excellent Diploma Thesis Award for my graduation dissertation (5 out of 94 are selected in Yao Class).
And I also felt humbled to be awarded the Yao Class summa cum laude (23 out of 94 are selected in Yao Class).
Our paper Crowdsourcing Work as Mining: A Decentralized Computation and Storage Paradigm was accepted to APNet 2023!
I‘m fortunate to be selected as a participant in this year’s TV program <Super Brain: Season 10> on Jiangsu channel (broadcast at 21:10 every Friday, Beijing time). Stay tuned for my performance!
After serving as the vice president and deputy secretary for a year, I was grateful to be elected the president of Yao Class Students' Congress!
I felt honored and extremely excited to receive this year’s Yao Award for my undergraduate achievements!
Our paper zkBridge: Trustless Cross-chain Bridges Made Practical was accepted to ACM CCS 2022!
My research interests are genearlly within the scope of blockchains. I used to do research from the perspective mechanism design and applied cryptography, and now I’m exploring how to equip blockchains with the recent incredible advances in generative AI under the guidance of Prof. Pramod Viswanath.
Since sophomore year, I have been advised by Prof. Zhixuan Fang to conduct scientific research on blockchain at Tsinghua University, and it’s the initiation and enlightenment of my stepping into scientific research. During this period, I completed a research project: Game Theoretical Analysis of Multiple Selfish Mining on Blockchains, and my first academic research paper: Crowdsourcing Work as Mining: A Decentralized Computation and Storage Paradigm.
I was fortunate to be accepted as a research intern in the spring and summer of 2022, advised by Prof. Fan Zhang at Duke University and Prof. Dawn Song at the University of California, Berkeley. I carried out research on two projects during the internship. One was the analysis and simulation of side contracts against EIP-1559 in Ethereum, and the other was the design and implementation of cross-chain bridge protocols (the paper was accepted to ACM CCS 2022 and it’s my first-ever publication).
I served as a reviewer for IEEE JSAC Special Issue (Intelligent Blockchain) 2022 and reviewed 2 papers.
The list of published papers and their details is attached below.
Here are some of my undergraduate course projects and research projects.
It’s the course project of Numerical Analysis instructed by Prof. Wenjian Yu. In this work, I put forward, analyzed and implemented an algorithm for a specific kind of graph matching problem with restrictions on edges.
It’s the course project of Fundamentals of Cryptography instructed by Prof. Yilei Chen. It’s a survey on the blockchains and related cryptographic methods. You can find the write-up here and the presentation slides here.
In this project, we analyze the scenario where multiple self-interest-driven and myopic miners conduct selfish mining in Bitcoin system, through both simulation and theory. There’re some interesting results, and you can refer to the slides for more details.
In high school, I was a two-time silver medalist of the Chinese National Olympiad in Informatics (both in 2017 and 2018).
During undergrad, representing Tsinghua University, I won a gold prize in ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) Regional, a silver prize in ICPC East Asia Continental Final, and 2 gold prizes in CCPC (Chinese Collegiate Programming Contest).
Now, representing Princeton University, I won an overall third place and bronze medal in ICPC Greater New York Regional 2023 and advanced to ICPC North America Continental Championship 2024.
Besides, I’m also an experienced problem setter for competitive programming contests.
I have set and tested a number of problems for various contests.
I was gratefully elected and served as the president of Yao Class Students' Congress at Tsinghua University for 2022-23 academic year, and I was the vice president and deputy secretary the year before.
I’m a member of the Algorithm Association at Tsinghua University. And I served as the problem setter and coordinator of a number of contests (including National Olympiad in Informatics (2021), Tsinghua University Programming Contest (2020, 2021, 2022)).
I was a volunteer for the 110th anniversary of Tsinghua University.
Fan of NBA, Formula 1, and European Soccer. My favorite sporting stars include Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors, NBA), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes, F1), Charles Leclerc (Ferrari, F1), and Marco Reus (BVB Dortmund, Bundesliga).
Amateur yet enthusiastic player of Geoguessr and HugeQuiz (especially in geography and sports).
Fan of stand-up comedies (including both Chinese-style cross-talk and American-style talk shows) and musicals. My favorite musicals include “Hamilton” and “Les Miserables”.
Fan of music, especially those in musicals or in “Gu-Feng” (ancient Chinese) style.
I am also fond of playing basketball, although I don’t have strong skills and can’t often win a game :(